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Michigan’s Newest AVA: Tip of the Mitt

Pond Hill Farm Winery vineyard with view of Lake Michigan

Last week we traveled to Michigan where we visited nine of the thirteen wineries located in the TIp of the Mitt AVA. Along the way the foliage was brightly colored with orange, red and yellow. This American Viticulture Area, the newest AVA in Michigan, was established in August 2016. The AVA is in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula. Most of the Tip of the Mitt wineries are located near Little Traverse Bay which leads into the magnificent Lake Michigan.

The other AVAs in Michigan, located south or west of the Tip of the Mitt, are Lake Michigan Shore, Fennville, Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula.

The climate throughout the Tip of the Mitt AVA is significantly cold and therefore the wineries in the region concentrate on growing cold weather grape varieties. In fact, as we traveled into the Petoskey wine region we spent the night in Gaylord;  the next morning we awoke to a light snowfall (October 15.)

Some of the grape varieties we encountered in the Tip of the Mitt AVA included the hybrid varieties such as Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Blanc, Marquette, Vignoles, Lemberger and Traminette. A few brave wineries have added a few vinifera varieties to their vineyards including Riesling.

In the middle of October, grapes were in the process of being harvested. In particular we saw Petite Pearl and Marquette grape clusters ready and waiting to be harvested. The Petite Pearl variety is a newer hybrid grape.

The Tip of the Mitt wineries we visited included:
Seasons of the North
Rudbeckia Winery and Brewery
Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery
Pond Hill Farm Winery Brewery Cafe Market
Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery
Maple Moon Sugarbush & Winery
Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery
Royal Farms Farm Market and Winery
Walloon Lake Winery

In addition to producing grape wines, some of the wineries are producing fruit wines as well as hard ciders and beers. Maple Moon is producing maple syrup wine and also has maple syrup Grade A and B plus produces bourbon-aged maple syrup.

The next time you are traveling in the Petoskey region of Michigan, consider stopping by wineries in the Tip of the Mitt AVA.

Visit the Wine Trail Traveler website to discover reviews of wineries in Michigan. The Tip of the Mitt reviews will be added quickly.

Cheers!
Kathy

Trentodoc: Sparkling Wines from the Mountains

Partner and sommelier at Maxwell Park Wine Bar.

Recently we traveled into Washington, DC to attend a wine tasting featuring Trentodoc wines. The Trentodoc wine region is located north of Lake Garda in Italy. The DOC features sparkling wines but also produces still wines. Our Trentodoc wine tasting consisted of all sparkling wines. While we had our favorites, the best part of the tasting was that all of the sparkling wines were well made. 

The tag line for Trentodoc wines is “Sparkling Wine from the Mountains.” Trentodoc is the only wine region allowed to use this tag line. A paper we received at the wine tasting quotes Lord Byron, “Up here I live not in myself, but I become portion of that around me. And to me, high mountains are a feeling.”

After the short and concise presentation and wine tasting, a gourmet lunch was served. We were asked to choose our favorite sparkling wine to pair with the impressive lunch. Lunch finished with a light berry fruit dessert.

Delicious dark bread topped with fresh veggies
A luscious fresh berry dessert

The Trentodoc wines would be suitable as an aperitif or paired with a variety of cuisines.  Trentodoc suggests the following pairings with its sparkling wines.

Fall Seasonal Dishes

  • Roasted chicken
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Potato and leek soup
  • Cauliflower and Brussel Sprout Gratin
  • Butternut Squash Hash
  • Roasted squash and Kale Salad
  • Minestrone soup

Traditional Trentino Dishes

  • Canederli – bread dumpling with speck
  • Polenta
  • Cheeses: Trentingrana, Casolet, Vezzena, Puzzone di Moena
  • Speck- smoked and dry cured pork
  • Luganega sausage
  • Carne salada
  • Tortel di patate
  • Gnocchi di patate alla retina
  • Bro brusà – a soup that gets its name from brewing flour in olive oil and butter and then adding water for a dense broth. Smoked pancetta or beans can be added.

Maxwell Park Wine Bar

Maxwell Park Wine Bar in Washington DC

The Maxwell Park Wine Bar  was the location of the Trentodoc wine tasting. The wine bar is located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC. This is a small boutique wine bar with seating available at a counter or one of several tables. A small corner nook offers a cozy spot to enjoy wine with friends. There is also outdoor seating.

Artistic grape bunch

Unusual artistic drawings show grape clusters with faces drawn on individual grapes. These werequite unique. 

The next time you are looking for a sparkling wine, you may want to consider trying a Trentodoc sparkling wine from Italy.

Cheers!
Kathy

Trentodoc Sparkling Wines Are Impressive

Four of the eleven sparkling wines from Trentodoc
Four of the eleven sparkling wines from Trentodoc

In late September, we had an opportunity to travel to Washington DC for a tasting of sparkling wines from the mountainous region of Italy around Trento. These classic method sparkling wines were impressive and the first wines from this region that we tasted. The event was put on by Colangelo & Partners, an integrated communications agency based in New York and San Francisco. We have attended wine events arranged by Colangelo & Partners in the past and they are always superb. The tasting and lunch took place at the Maxwell Park Wine Bar, just a couple blocks from the Convention Center.

Sabrina Schench from Trentodoc
Sabrina Schench from Trentodoc

We met Sabrina Schench from Trentodoc who explained that they are here in Washington DC to introduce the sparkling wines from their high elevation vineyards in Northeastern Italy. During the short, ten-minute presentation we learned that the region has done well in an international sparkling wine competition. Trentodoc sparkling wines led the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Competition (CSWWC) with 27 gold medals and 19 silver medals. In addition, a Trentodoc producer was awarded the Sparkling Winery of the Year. 

The sparkling wine area is predominated with plantings of Chardonnay. Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) plantings are on the increase. To a lesser extent there are also plantings of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Meunier. These grape thrive in the mountains where diurnal temperature swings help preserve the grapes acidity and phenols. The soils are mostly a combination of limestone, alluvium soil and rocks. The vineyards in the Dolomites Mountains give the wines a signature terroir influence.

Sparkling Wines

Placas from the 11 sparkling wines

We tasted 11 sparkling wines and then had lunch. We were asked to pair the lunch with our favorite sparkling wines tasted. Four wines were served in the first flight. The Trentodoc Cantina D’isera 1907 Brut NV was made entirely from Chardonnay. The sparkling wine, with 12.5% alcohol had a light yellow color. Multiple columns of tiny bubbles formed a central mousse on the wine’s surface. Apple and pear notes were met with racy acidity and a lively mouthfeel. There was some chalk on the aftertaste. This sparkling wine retails for $26.

The Moser 51,151 Brut NV was also crafted with 100% Chardonnay. The light yellow colored wine had multiple columns if tiny bubbles forming a circumferential mousse on the wine’s surface. The 12.5% alcohol sparkling wine had apple on the aroma and taste. The mouthfeel was creamy and a tad heavier than the previous wine. There was chalk on the aftertaste for this wine that retails for $35.00.

At a retail price of $40, the Maso Martis Brut Bio NV was made with 100% Chardonnay. With 12.5% alcohol, this light yellow colored sparkling wine had multiple columns of tine bubbles forming a central and circumferential mousse on the surface. Apple and freshly baked bread were on the aroma and taste. The wine had a creamy mouthfeel.

The last sparkling wine in this first flight was the Revi Dosaggio Zero Millesimato 2015. This vintage sparkling wine had 12.5% alcohol and was a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. The yellow colored wine had a golden hue. Multiple columns of tiny bubbles formed several circles on the wine’s surface. Apples and flowers were noticed on the aroma and taste. The wine had racy acidity and a creamy mouthfeel. The aftertaste had some mineral and freshly baked bread. This was my favorite sparkling wine of the flight and retails for $34.

The Endrizzi Piancastello Riserva 2014 was my favorite and paired with lunch.

The second flight also had four sparkling wines with a bit more aging on the lees than the first flight. The flight began with the Endrizzi Piancastello Riserva 2014. This vintage sparkling wine was one of my favorites of the day and the one I paired with lunch. The yellow colored sparkling wine was a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero and had 13% alcohol. There were multiple columns of tiny bubbles forming several circular mousse on the wine’s surface. Freshly baked bread, apples and pears were on the aroma and taste. The creamy mouthfeel was accompanied with lively acidity. Mineral and freshly baked bread were on the aftertaste.

The Altemasi Brut Millesimato 2013 was made entirely of Chardonnay. The 12.5% alcohol wine had a yellow color. Multiple columns of tiny bubbles formed a circumferential mousse on the surface. Apple and freshly baked bread were noticed on the aroma and taste. The wine had a racy acidity and retails for $30.

The Ferrari Perlé 2013 was also made entirely with Chardonnay. The yellow colored wine had 12.5% alcohol. Multiple columns of tiny bubbles formed a circumferential mousse on the surface. Freshly baked bread and apple were on the aroma and taste. The mouthfeel was extremely creamy. The aftertaste had mineral and freshly baked bread. The wine was aged on the lees for 60 months and retails for $40.

The last sparkling wine in this second flight was the Letrari Brut  Riserva 2013. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, was aged for 60 months. The dark yellow colored sparkling wine had a gold hue, and had 12.5% alcohol. The wine had multiple columns of tiny bubbles forming a central mousse on the surface. Freshly baked bread, apple and pear were on the aroma and taste. The creamy mouthfeel had racy acidity. The aftertaste offered freshly baked bread, pear and mineral. The retail for this sparkling wine was $43.

The third flight had three wines to taste. Retailing for $50, the yellow colored Monfort Riserva 2012 was a blend of mostly Chardonnay with a bit of Pinot Nero. Multiple columns of tiny bubbles formed a small central mousse. Apple, pear and freshly baked bread were on the aroma and taste for this sparkling wine that spent 60 months aging on the lees. The creamy mouthfeel had lively acidity. 

The Cesarini Sforza Riserva 1673 was made entirely with Chardonnay. With 12.5% alcohol, this yellow colored wine had multiple columns of tiny bubbles forming a several central and a circumferential mousse. Freshly baked bread, apple and pear were on the aroma and taste for this sparkling wine that spent 60 months on the lees. The creamy mouthfeel was accompanied by racy acidity. The aftertaste offered mineral, freshly baked bread and apple. The wine retails for $36.

Our last wine of the flight was the Rotari Brut 40th Anniversary 2011. This 100% Chardonnay sparkling wine retails for $40. The yellow colored wine with a gold hue had 12.5% alcohol. Columns of tiny bubbles formed a circumferential mousse. Freshly baked bread and apple were on the aroma and taste for this sparkling wine that aged for 50 months. The mouthfeel had racy acidity and the aftertaste offered freshly baked bread, mineral and apple.

These sparkling wines from TrentoDOC were eye opening. This region of Northeastern Italy is producing approachable sparkling wines ready for the world’s stage.

Cheers,
Terry

Harvest Dinner in the Vineyard, Saturday, Oct 5

Enjoy a harvest dinner with Pearmund Cellars wine and dinner provided by Pampa’s Fox Catering this weekend.

Harvest Dinner at Pearmund Cellars, Oct 5

Pearmund Cellars located in Broad Run, Virginia is hosting a special dinner this Saturday, October 5. This is a unique combination of food stations and cocktail party. Winemakers will be attending this fun event.

Wines available will include: the 2017 Petit Verdot, 2016 Chardonnay, 2017 Vidal Blanc, 2017 Cabernet Franc, 2016 Petit Verdot, 2017 Viognier, 2015 Late Harvest Tannat, 2015 Tug’s Cuvee.

Begin the evening at 6pm with hors d’oeuvres and Brian’s wine ‘cocktail’.
Later move to the following vineyard  stations for delectable foods and wines.

Station One: Grilled Kabobs
Beef Tenderloin with bell peppers
Chicken with Bacon and Pineapple

Station Two:
Argentine Plowing Disc (Seafood and garden vegetables with rice and sauces)

Station Three:
Flatbreads with:

  • spinach
  • cranberry chutney
  • Brie and walnuts
  • tomato pesto
  • artichoke hearts
  • eggplant
  • Mozzarella

Station Four:
Fire Grilled Mini Burgers
Lamb with feta, cucumber and Balsamic
Turkey with avocado corn salsa, lettuce and tomato

Dessert:
Apple Crisps
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pralines
Chocolate torte with mixed berries
S’mores by the fire

The cost is $79 (plus tax) per individual. Wines will also be available at special prices. If you are interested in what promises to be a delightful evening call for reservations at 540-347-3475.

Cheers!
Kathy

Bear Harvests Grapes in California Vineyard

Navarro Vineyards is located in Mendocino County in Northern California. We traveled there several years ago and discovered a heartwarming welcome and a delightful one of a kind visits at numerous wineries and homes. We’ll always treasure our time visiting there where kindness and goodwill seem to predominate. 

Babydoll sheep are used for controlling vineyard weeds at Navarro Vineyards.

Mendocino County wineries came to mind today, when I read a short article about Navarro Vineyards, one of the delightful wineries we visited. The winery is located in Philo and when we visited we learned about their extensive interest in using babydoll sheep to control vineyard weeds.

The news regarding Navarro Vineyards involved cameras that they have set up in the vineyards. In August one of the cameras caught sight of wildlife including fox and a large bear trotting or trudging past Navarro Vineyards. Later in September, a bear is caught on camera munching on the almost ready for harvesting Pinot Noir.

Beautiful landscaping at Navarro Vineyards in Mendocino County, California

On the Navarro Vineyard Facebook page for one of the videos, “Navarro’s taste-tester is back to “get it when the gettin’ is good.” As we’re continuing our harvest, our nighttime friend continues to munch on Pinot Noir from our high-elevation vineyards. We’ll be ready to harvest these grapes in the next few weeks, so hopefully this big guy leaves some for us.” Check out the photos on Navarro Vineyard’s Facebook page.

Check out the Wine Trail Traveler reviews on Mendocino wineries. When you have time travel to and discover the wineries of Mendocino County including Navarro Vineyards

Cheers,
Kathy

Two Wines from Galilee

Recently we enjoyed two wines from the Netófa Estate Winery in Israel. Both of the wines were labeled Non Mevushal. The wines were sent to us by a Royal Wine Corp. in New York City.

The Tel Qasser 2017 was a red wine with 13.5% alcohol. The wine was a blend of Grenache and Syrah. The wine was a dark ruby color. The aroma was aromatic with abundant fruit. It was reminiscent of a red and black fruit salad. Aroma notes included black raspberries, blueberries, black cherries, plums and leather. The full-bodied wine offered black cherry and plum accompanied by silky tannins. The aftertaste was fruity with baking spices and leather. The Tel Qasser 2017 would pair well with many foods including grilled hamburgers. 

The back label of the Tel Qasser 2017 adds, “The Tel Qasse wines tell the story of the land, of the Mediterranean Sea, but even more so of people who truly love to create.”

The Netófa White 2017 was produced with 100% Chenin Blanc and aged in French oak for 10 months. The wine was a yellow color with slight green hue. The tropical aromas were accompanied with taste notes of hazelnuts, lemon grass, melon, pineapple, citrus and white raisins. The wine was dry and had a velvety mouthfeel. The finish was crisp and fruity yielding to a chalky minerality.

About Netófa Estate Winery

The Netófa Estate Winery has a wine room that their website describes, “Our intimate wine room offers guided wine tastings, sumptuous meals, workshops, romantic encounters, big celebrations and a lot of fun. Hospitality isn’t a decision, it’s an inborn quality that grows stronger with the years. We love to host.” The winery is open for visitors every Friday.

Located in Lower Galilee, the Netófa vineyards have numerous grape varieties growing on 30 acres. Varieties include: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Chenin Blanc and Roussane.

For more information and photos of Netófa Estate Winery, be sure to visit the winery website.

Cheers!
Kathy and Terry

International Grenache Day

It’s appropriate to highlight the Grenache grape variety today, as September 20, 2019, is International Grenache Day.  Today is the 10th annual celebration of Grenache Day. International Grenache Day is celebrated every 3rd Friday in September.

Photo credit: #grenacheday-grenache-association.com

8 Facts About Grenache

  1. Many other names exist for Grenache, a few include Garnacha, Alicante and Cannonau. In addition to the Grenache Noir variety, other Grenache varieties include Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Hairy Grenache.
  2. Granache red wines may offer raspberry and strawberry with hints of white pepper.
  3. Serving temperatures: for red Grenache serve at 55 to 65 degrees F; whites and rosés should be chilled but not less than 45 degrees F.
  4. Grenache can be found growing on six continents.
  5. “Grenache can be found everywhere,” comments Grenache Association US Ambassador Andy Abramson. “Wherever I travel around the world from Australia and New Zealand to Spain, Italy, France, Algeria, Greece, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa and China, I know I can find a bottle of local Grenache wine to explore.”
  6. Winemakers frequently use Grenache when blending wines and also also produce 100% Grenache wine.
  7. In the vineyard Grenache is drought resistant and is considered eco-friendly.
  8. Lovers of Grenache are also known as Grenachistas.

Food Pairings for Grenache

The Grenache Association which was established in 2010 offers a detailed list of food pairings depending upon the style of wine produced with Grenache.

Red Varietal: Light Poultry or pork, salmon or trout, barbecue

Red Varietal: Full-bodied Meat, grilled foods, important meals

Red Blend: Light Grilled foods, works both with meat & fish

Red Blend: Full Bodied  Grilled foods, spicy, flavoured foods, slow-cooked Daubes, Boeuf Bourguignon, lamb shoulder, game. Spices: thyme, tarragon, garlic, chives & fennel

White / Blanc / Gris Summer truffles, salad, barbecue, white fish with lemon, Al fresco dining

Rosé (Dry) Versatile with food: Salads, including raw tomatoes, vinaigrettes Fish: especially salmon, and seafood Light meats: paprika-spiced chorizo Particularly good with spicy, Thai, Vietnamese & Chinese food

Fortified Grenache: Pale Colour: White, Amber, Tawny. Rabbit terrine with onion marmalade, roasted figs, dried fruits, almonds/nuts

Fortified Grenache: Fruity Colour: Red. Roasted black fruits with dark chocolate, blue cheese

Fortified Grenache: Oxidised Colour: Red: Blue cheese, sesame ice cream, nougatine.”

Recently we received a bottle of wine from NETÓFA, an estate winery in Basse Galilee, Israel. This wine was a blend of Grenache and Syrah. The wine offered notes of raspberries, strawberries, spices, leather and soft tannins. We enjoyed a glass of the wine on a small deck overlooking the gardens. This blend of wine would have been excellent with grilled hamburgers.

Cheers!
Kathy

Maryland Wine Festival 2019 this Weekend!

One of Maryland’s best known annual wine festivals, The Maryland Wine Festival, takes place this weekend, September 21 and September 22019.This festival is intended for the whole family. A varsity of tickets and prices are available; those under under 13 are admitted free with a paying adult. Designated driver tickets are also available. Ticket details are available online.

Prolific vineyards in Maryland

One of Maryland’s best known annual wine festivals, The Maryland Wine Festival, takes place this weekend, September 21 and September 22, 2019. 

This popular wine and food festival includes Maryland wines, food, music, arts and crafts. In addition the festival includes a Local Cheese Pavilion. The event is held at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, Maryland.

Many Maryland wines will be available for tasting; more than 20 wineries will attend. Additional wines will be offered for those with Explorer Pass tickets. The Explorer Pass tickets include a commemorative 16 oz. tasting glass and wines available will also include a sampling of exclusive wines, shaded seating and bottled water. Those with the Explorer Pass can also participate in the 7th Annual Maryland Throwdown – a blind tasting competition. Details for tickets/passes are available online.

Wineries Expected at the Maryland Wine Festival 2019

  • Basignani Winery
  • Boordy Vineyards
  • Bordeleau Winery
  • Cove Point Winery
  • Deep Creek Cellars
  • Dragonfly Farms
  • Elk Run Vineyard & Winery
  • Far Eastern Shore Winery
  • Fiore Winery
  • Great Shoals Winery
  • il Dolce Winery
  • Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery
  • Linganore Winecellars
  • Loew Vineyards
  • Olney Winery
  • Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery
  • Port of Leonardtown Winery
  • Running Hare Vineyard
  • Solomans Island Winery
  • The Urban Winery
  • Turkey Point Vineyard

Wine Trail Traveler has visited many Maryland wineries. Articles and photos are available on the Wine Trail Traveler website.

If you enjoy cheese, be sure to stop at the Local Cheese Pavilion and taste cheeses from: Firefly Farms, Capricorn Farms, Shepherd’s Manor Creamery and Whispering Breeze Farm.

Interested in crafts and artwork? Check out the numerous creative juried artisans.

On Saturday, music will be provided by Foreplay and Half Serious. Sunday will feature Park Avenue and Reagan Years.

About Carroll County Farm Museum

The Carroll County Farm Museum is a highlight of visiting Maryland. According to the museum’s website, “The Carroll County Farm Museum is home to one of the largest collections of historic farm artifacts and machinery in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Cheers!
Kathy

September: California Wine Month

Visiting California’s wineries during September can be a delightful experience. With the many wineries located in California from Northern California to Southern California, there are many activities to from which to choose. 2019 is the 15th annual designated Wine Month for California.

The Discover California Wines website lists 75 events for September. Some of the events last the entire month of September while some are one time only events. Events include music concerts, blind tastings, cave tour, vineyard hikes, wine and cheese/food pairings, harvest tours, an annual charity auction, yoga, stomping grapes, art, a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast, a floral design class and more.

Several regions in California are also offering events. Check out the wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Organic Wine Trail of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Calistoga AVA, Monterey Wine Country, Lodi Grape Festival, Capitola Art & Wine Festival, Santa Barbara wineries, Sonoma County Wine Auction and Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival.

September is a great time to visit wineries in the Northern Hemisphere. Visitors are likely to see grape harvesting, grape stomping and grape crush. Photo opportunities of vineyards are numerous. Wineries may offer vineyard walks and wine experiences that will be remembered for a long time.

Be sure to check out the wineries in your backyard, to see what they are offering.Wine Trail Traveler has visited more than 1,400 wineries over 12 years. Each winery we visit, we write an article and include photos of our visit. Check out the winery articles online

Cheers!
Kathy and Terry

Lagrein 2017 from DOC Alto Adige

This week we enjoyed a Lagrein 2017 from Italy. The producer is Castel Sallegg, a winery located in the Caldaro, Alto Adige. The DOC is Alto Adige. The Lagrein 2017, with 13% alcohol, was produced with 100% Lagrein grape variety. The wine was a dark violet color with a black hue. The aroma reminded one of fresh dark fruit salad. The medium/full-bodied taste included notes of black raspberries, black plums, black berries and black cherries. The wine had a smooth mouthfeel with soft tannins.

The 2017 Lagrein from Castel Sallegg in the Alto Adige wine region of Italy.

Food and Wine Pairing

The Lagrein 2017 would pair well with roast beef, grilled sausage and grilled hamburgers. In addition, red wine drinkers are likely to enjoy this wine with cheese and crackers.

Castel Sallegg Wines
Castel Sallegg produces four categories of wines including: Premium, Reserve, Selection Red and Selection White.

Vineyards

Castel Sallegg has three vineyards.  The Preyhof vineyard in Caldaro offers limestone and gravel soils.  At this location three grape varieties are growing including Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. The Leisenhof vineyard soil is sandy and loamy. This vineyard has Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The Seehof vineyard, close to Lake Kaltern, also with loamy and sandy soil has Goldmuskateller and Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Lagrein, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rosenmuskateller.

History

According to the Castel Sallegg website the estate has a long history. “The family history and Castel Sallegg have been intimately connected since 1851. The estate went in direct succession from Archduke Rainer of Austria, Viceroy of Lombardy and Veneto, via the Princess of Campofranco to today’s owner, the Count von Kuenburg.”

Visiting

Castel Sallegg has a Vinotheque. Hours for visitors at the Vinotheque are: 

Hours April-October:
Monday – Friday: 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-19:00
Saturday: 9:00-12:00
(July: please reserve your visit)
Sunday closed

Hours November-March :
Monday – Friday: 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30
Saturday and Sunday closed

On a personal note, Terry really liked this wine, so much he has a mission to try other wines made from Lagrein. Although Sagrantino remains his favorite Italian red varietal grape, Lagrein may be second.

Cheers,
Kathy and Terry


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