|The new vintage.|
|Look for this map near the tasting room.|
- Traminette is a hybrid grape, including Gewurztraminer as part of its heritage. It produces a dry but sweet wine with a fragrant aroma and floral taste – and the variety is suited to challenging climates. Lately, Wisteria has made an effervescent variety, which we’ve been enjoying around the Hawksbill Pines neighborhood for cookouts and visits. I hope it’s not a limited vintage, because it has really grown on all of us. (an update: They’ve run out of the sparkling Traminette)
- When Moussa and Sue introduced Carmine, Moussa noted that Wisteria may well be the only Virginia vineyard producing this grape, which is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carignane. It was developed to respond for cooler temperatures where the cabs don’t fare as well, and is described as offering an intense dark color, peppery aromas, and ample tannin flavors. (Of the three wines that are combined for this blend, I noted the Carmine first. I like that one!)
|This is not Adonis. This rooster is often |
near the parking area, though.