The Vineyard Wine Market

2nd Holiday Tasting set for Friday & Saturday

Friday 4:30-6:30 & Saturday 2-6 PM, Dec. 14 and 15, 2012

Here is this week’s series:

Petalo Vino dell Amore Moscato Spumonte Bottega Italy: $16.99
Hearst Ranch “Glacier Ridge” Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay: $19.99
Orin Swift “F” Locations, France: $19.99
Orin Swift “E” Locations, Spain; $19.99
Orin Swift “Abstract” Red, Napa CA: $32.99
Frita Zimmer Eiswein, Rheinhessen Germany: $19.99
Come by and enjoy some great wines by Orin Swift! The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself and created Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the company into a multinational brand that now includes 300 acres of vineyards in the Southwest of France. This international ambition has led to projects in Spain, Italy, Corsica, Argentina and other locations around the globe.

The tasting will be $10 this week.