Friday, April 3, 2009

Gone, baby, gone

Since we produce such small batches of our handcrafted wines, we sell out of each varietal pretty quickly. Sometimes it seems like it's all we can do to get the new wines aged and in the bottles before we've sold out of everything on the tasting table. Unfortunately wines will not be rushed, and neither will my father through the art and science of the winemaking process, no matter how many times my mother and I pester him to keep the new wines coming for our customers to taste.

It's sad when a great wine is all gone. Two weekends ago we sold out of our 2007 Malvasia. This was a unique and lovely wine made from the Italian Malvasia Bianca grape, with a heavenly fragrant bouquet, but surprisingly dry and delicious. I was working the tasting room the day we opened with 5 bottles left. I wondered how I was going to time pouring the last taster bottle with selling those 5 bottles for sale. Luckily it worked out just fine, and Chelsea and Ryan were the proud purchasers of our last bottle of '07 Malvasia.

If you're sad to have missed the Malvasia, you won't have to wait long. On June 6th we'll host Malvasia by Moonlight, an evening event at the winery featuring our three (yes, three!) new Malvasia 2008 releases, food pairings catered by Prairie Chicks Catering, and a chance to watch the full moon rise over the Mustang Mountains. Reservations are required -- check out our website for full details.

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