I know its been several days since the Family Winemaker’s public tasting event, so I apologize for not having my summary posted in a more timely manner. Believe it or not, one can actually be pretty busy when you’re unemployed.
I tasted a lot of wines and had a lot fun chatting with proprietors, winemakers and sales managers alike. The event was great and considering the size of the tasting, was very well organized. The only negative aspect of the tasting was that I wasn’t able to taste everything there. I know it was an impossibility, but I always go into these events with the hopes of covering everything. My goal is to always try more new wineries than ones that I’m already familiar with, but its always tough when you walk by the familiar booths and feel the pull to revisit the wines you already know, so I definitely spent some time re-tasting some perennial favorites.
Here are most of the wineries whose wines I tasted and enjoyed. I tried to keep good notes and keep everything in order, but its tough when you’re trying to juggle a clipboard, event guide, glass, pen and spit cup. Somehow I managed, with the help of my lovely assistant of course.