Wine Country, what great beauty lies in overlooking a vineyard in Autumn, from California to Washington State, New York, Arizona, Virginia, and beyond. Grapes grown in various different climates and “terroir” ( from terre, “land” is the special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with the plant’s genetics ), bio-dynamically, or not. Harvested and crushed, fermented via various methods with use of natural local yeast or added yeast to create the perfect balance of sugars and alcohol. The Science and Agricultural knowledge that has been gained overtime seems to have perfected the making of good, and or great, wine. Experimenting with growing different grapes in different regions add to the complexity and variations of wine, blending to create the perfect blend or allowing the “Terroir” to dictate how the wine turns out are equally effective. There are so many regions, so many variations in climate and in wine making style. Exploring the many facets of wine and wine making could last several life times, there are so many wines to taste and enjoy and experience.
Our adventure in wine is merely just beginning, there is so much information to soak up, so many nuances, so many regions to explore. The journey, into the exploration and experience of wine is the best part (except for drinking). As our name suggests, Crushed Grape Chronicles will be “chronicling” our adventures and explorations. Follow along with us as we explore and taste wines from near and far, from Spain to Argentina, from Germany, France to Australia and New Zealand. We will visit wineries and talk to wine makers to be immersed with the wealth of knowledge and passion that each wine maker and winery brings to bear in their creation of their own unique wine and style.
Off we Go!