Love from the Loire (in California)

Savennières

It seems like just yesterday that we turned the page on the calendar, said our goodbyes to 2017, and ushered in a bright and new 2018. Yet somehow Valentine’s Day is already upon us! In honor of this Hallmark holiday where we pronounce our undying love for the world to see, I thought it appropriate to finally confess to a longstanding affair. I’ll admit: I have been cheating! I have been in a relationship with sunny California for the better part of a decade and she has been outstandingly good to me. But for much of that time I have been seeing someone else and it is high time I declared...I am in love with the Loire!

It may have been the vine topped limestone cliffs around Vouvray. Maybe the rolling hills of Cab Franc surrounding Bourgueil did me in. Or perhaps the sleepy forested hollows of Savennières that belie such beautiful Chenin captivated my attention. Whatever it was, the draw was so strong that I have attempted to emulate (in the sincerest form of flattery) those wines I love so much. So, on this Valentine’s Day, crack open a bottle of T. Berkley Chenin or Rosé of Cabernet Franc and join me in toasting to inspiration (and love)!

P.S. It is with great excitement and anticipation that I am officially announcing the release date for my inaugural Cabernet Franc from Carneros’ Leaning Oak Vineyard. Available April 1st, 2018!

SF Vintners Market

Harvest 2017 has officially wrapped, which means that I am back on the road with T. Berkley Wines! I will be pouring my 2016 releases this Saturday and Sunday the 4th and 5th of November at the SF Vintners Markets in San Francisco. If you are in town, grab some tickets for what is sure to be an outstanding event - over 200 wineries will be slinging their wares all weekend! Check out this link RELIEF if you want to pick up some tickets and help donate to the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund™ – North Bay Fire Relief (50% of Sunday ticket proceeds will be going to fire relief). And if you are already planning to make the event, make sure you stop by my table and give the wines a try!

 

 

An Evening with Scopo DiVino

Join us for our first official winemaker event this Tuesday, August 15th, at Scopo DiVino! Our winemaker, Taylor Berkley Boydstun, will be pouring our current releases and walking you through our wines all evening. Don't miss the chance to talk Loire-syled wines and to pick up our limited production wines at a one-night only special price!

Check out Scopo DiVino's Facebook page and we hope to see you there!