Georgia Wine Highway

The Georgia Wine Highway is back in 2022! The event is scheduled for March of 2022. Open Georgia Wine posted the below. The Georgia Wine Highway features a passport which normally cost $75, and provides for a tasting at each participating winery. Last year approximately 40 wineries and several wine tasting rooms participated. A majorityContinue reading “Georgia Wine Highway”

Cuvée Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume

Cuvée Richeaume from Domaine Richeaume in France. Vintage 2016 Dark ruby in color with a purple rim. Red Provence wine. Expressive nose of cedar, damp forest leaves, tobacco, black tea, black licorice, and earthy spices. Blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 8% Merlot, 3% Carignan. Richeaume Vineyard on the red flanks of Cézanne’s belovedContinue reading “Cuvée Richeaume – Domaine Richeaume”

Chambourcin

French-American Hybrid Pronunciation: SHAM-bore-sin. Unknown parentage. Vinifera most similar to would be Pinot Noir. Chambourcin is teinturier grape, meaning it’s flesh and juice are naturally red-hued. (Most red grapes have white juice and develop their color only from soaking on the red skins) Produces a deep purple wine. Medium bodied with crisp acidity and smoothContinue reading “Chambourcin”

Petit Manseng

White grape variety originating from the foothills of the Pyrenees in Southwest France. Scientific name: Vitus Vinifera. Petit Manseng. A white variation of the black Manseng grape. A centuries old and until recently little known varietal in France. Sometimes referred to as Small Manseng or Little Manseng or Manseng Blanc. An early budding varietal andContinue reading “Petit Manseng”

Cash Back on Wine

Absolutely you can earn cash back on retail purchases of wine. Seriously! I mean like $3 back per bottle. We have fun trying different wines from around the world, by trying and redeeming the wine offers on Ibotta! Click link here to sign up ➡️ IBOTTA Yes indeed, we do earn rewards when you signContinue reading “Cash Back on Wine”

Merlot – Markham Napa Valley Vineyards

Markham Napa Valley Vineyards. Vintage 2017. Blend of 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Malbec. Fermented in stainless steel with 13 days of skin contact. Aged 15.5 months in American Oak. Pronounced nose of red cherry, red plum, mocha, mint, clove, and vanilla. Medium bodied and dry with medium tannins and mediumContinue reading “Merlot – Markham Napa Valley Vineyards”

Social Sparkling Wine

Social Sparkling Wine. Hibiscus Cucumber. Beautiful Rosé color. Extremely pleasant nose of green fruit and cucumber . Petillant, Crisp, and effervescent. Fmedium-pronounced notes of cucumber as advertised with hibiscus and other spring floral notes. Easy drinking at 4% ABV. The reviews in our household were really good. Somewhat of surprise, nevertheless very impressed! Can’t waitContinue reading “Social Sparkling Wine”

Muscat Canelli – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Muscat Canelli from the Biltmore Estate Winery.  Pale lemon in color. Enticing floral aromas of violets, lavender, and honeysuckle. Semi-sweet, light, with high acidity. Flavor notes of grapefruit, peach, pear, and lime, while finishing softly with hints of nutmeg. 12.5 % ABV. $17 a bottle.  Winery Escapade scoring onContinue reading “Muscat Canelli – Biltmore Estate”

Prunus Private Selection – Gota Wines

Our wine tonight is the 2016 Dão Prunus Private Selection.  Vintage 2016. Red blend of 80% Jaen, 10% Tinta Roriz, 5% Alfrocheiro, and 5% other varietals. Dão, Portugal wine region. Aged six months in French Oak and six months in the bottle. Deep garnet color. Medium nose of plum, blackberry, rose petals, light oak andContinue reading “Prunus Private Selection – Gota Wines”

Local Vineyard and Winery Tidbits, Notes, and News!

We’ll keep this pinned toward the top of our page and do our best to keep it updated as we hear interesting industry tidbits. E-mail tidbits to WineryEscapades@gmail.com or text Dennis @ 864-357-1435 Let’s get going!!! Jones Von Drehle is constructing an amphitheater near the vineyards. Rumor is it’ll seat up to 2,000 people. MyContinue reading “Local Vineyard and Winery Tidbits, Notes, and News!”