PHOTO PROVIDED BY CAROLINA REPORTER Richard LaBarre, co-owner of Enoree River Winery, considers himself more of a beer drinker but appreciates the business of wine.
Wine Business In India BY MICAELA WENDELL Carolina Reporter At this juncture in his life, winemaker Richard LaBarre expected to be relaxing on his version of Easy Street.
Wines From India "I like to say that when we got this place 12 years ago, my five-year plan was to get a white suit, a rocking chair, a Cuban cigar and a glass of wine. That was my five-year plan," said LaBarre, 69. "Twelve years - I'm still in T-shirts and blue jeans." Over that time, LaBarre and his wife, Laura, transformed a muddy cow pasture into Enoree River Winery in Newberry, planting 800 grape vines with the assistance of family and friends. He said that while they take their business seriously, they don't take themselves seriously. Jokes, smiles and Southern charm are the norm on their property.
. A look at Napa Valley’s oldest vineyard, Charles Krug. The Mondavi family has owned it since 1943.
Free Wine Testing You’d be hard-pressed to talk about Napa Valley without mentioning Charles Krug, the oldest winery in the area, which was founded the same year President Lincoln was inaugurated back in 1861. That makes it over 150 years old! In 1943, Riana and Alycia’s family took over the iconic vineyard and still continue making wine on more than 700 acres of land. “Our great-grandparents, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, purchased the winery. Our great-grandfather, who had been selling grapes successfully in Minnesota for years during prohibition, relocated our family to California. So after buying Charles Krug, our family started replanting the vineyards and renovating the old winery, which is still known as the first winery in Napa Valley,” says Riana.
Wine Business In India Years later, the sisters’ grandfather, Peter Mondavi, Sr., took over and began trying new winemaking techniques that are still in use today. “He was heavily involved in research and was the first to begin experimenting with cold-fermentation of white wines, a process now used worldwide. He was also the first to import small, French oak barrels to age wines. We are very proud to be a part of our grandfather’s legacy and very honored to be given the chance to continue it,” says Alycia. “Throughout our lifetimes, we’ve had the opportunity to witness countless changes, from implementing sustainable farming practices, to renovating our family’s tasting room, to welcoming our current winemaker, Stacy Clark. We know that the direction of the winery and the wines we’re producing would make my great-grandfather and grandfather proud. The best part is knowing that we have owned Charles Krug for almost 75 years and that we will continue to see firsthand how the winery will evolve for another 75 years,” she adds.
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ROUND LAKE — All six wines entered by Round Lake Vineyards & Winery recently medaled in the 17th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC). The wines were among the 3077 total entries from 621 wineries in 16 countries judged at the 2017 FLIWC, which was hosted March 24-26 in Rochester, N.Y.
Wine Testing Tour The wines were “blind-judged” during the contest in “flights.” Each glass from a flight delivered to a judge is identified only by a computer-generated code number. Judges then score each entry on its presence, balance and varietal character.
Wine Testing Tour India Round Lake Vineyards & Winery’s Brianna took a gold medal. Bronze medals went to its 2015 Frontenac Gris, 2015 La Crescent, 2015 St Pepin, 2015 Reserve Marquette and 2015 Sangiovese.
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