Kim McPherson would probably prefer that you judge McPherson Cellars by the taste of its wines, and not by its rich Texas winemaking pedigree, but since you have printed words and not a glass of wine in front of you, indulge me for a moment.
Champagne, a word that brings forth a sense of excitement and celebrations, all captured in sparkling bubbles floating in a wondrous liquid. And behind that wine lie stories, such as Dom Perignon, the blind monk who exclaimed, “I am drinking stars.”
Tiberia grew up in the upstate New York town of Ravina, home to many Ellis Island arrivals, including his parents. “It was like Little Italy,” he says, down to the constant presence of wine: “there was always a barrel of wine in the basement.”
Arché Vineyards started with old vines, but not in the sense that’s used to market Zinfandel. Before the Davies family rebuilt the vineyard in 1999, the vines were completely hidden under brush and trees; the land had been planted for table grape production in 1984 and abandoned not long after.
What do hand-crafted wines, potbelly pigs and a Boston Terrier Rescue have in common? They’re all part of Milagro Vineyards and Winery, a boutique winery north of Albuquerque on the Corrales Wine Loop.
Karla Nash had a goal in mind when she set out to start Cork This! Winery in Montgomery. She aimed to create an urban winery where consumers could enjoy tasting and feel comfortable no matter their experience level with wine. Basically, she didn’t want to be stuffy or traditional. “Life is short and our goal [...]
Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, 830-644-2681. Hours: 10–5 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10–6 p.m. Friday–Saturday, and noon–6 p.m. Sunday. $10 for six wines. Social: Facebook Twitter More: News Reviews
Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 County 222, Tow, 325-379-5361. Hours: 11–4 p.m. Monday–Friday, 11–5 p.m. Saturday and noon–4 p.m. Sunday. Social media: Facebook @FallCreekWines More: News Reviews
Woodrose Winery, 662 Woodrose Lane, Stonewall, 830-644-2539 Social WoodroseWinery More: News Reviews
When you hear a winery owner say something like, “We bought our small acreage, and after witnessing the growth of the wine industry in Colorado, decided to join in the fun.” The date stamp is usually circa 2011. The bandwagon has been getting more full in the local wine industry with new vintners and entrepreneurs [...]