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Producing a good wine is simple: just put good wine grapes and a good winemaker together and voila! That’s the theory. In practice it’s a little more complicated — at least in India. For one, few vineyards here produce good wine grapes and those that do rarely have enough to spare for you and me. For another, while in France or Italy you almost can’t throw a stone without hitting a winemaker, in India they are much rarer and generally have to be imported.

Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine)

Wine grapes are different from table grapes in that they have a different sugar-acid balance and have seeds (“pips”), unlike most table grapes. They are also grown in dedicated vineyards — if a winery does not lift, the grapes would have to be thrown away. Lastly, Indian wine grapes are unique as they are harvested pre-summer, unlike everywhere else in the northern hemisphere where grapes are harvested pre-winter. That makes our wine grapes different — not better or worse, just different — to those grown in more temperate climes.

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Eighty per cent of the quality of a wine depends upon grapes — you can make bad wine from good grapes, but there’s no way anyone can make good wine from bad grapes. The winemaker adds that critical 20 per cent, combining science with art to produce paradise or plonk.

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NAPA, California  — You might think kids would be about as welcome at a winery as cork taint. But happily for those who didn't lose their palates when they became parents, there are wineries that welcome all in the family.

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The park gets 400,000 summer visitors, but has just one road. And the annual number of vehicles allowed in the park is bumping against the maximum.

Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine)

Want to tour a castle, picnic under the trees or take a quick dip in a pool? Those are some of the options available, part of a trend that has seen more wineries expanding the visiting experience to include much more than tasting.

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Philip D. Brown/Daily Journal Grapes for Little River Vineyards and Winery’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc were sorted twice during Wednesday’s harvest - once in the field by the pickers and again in the winery at a sorting table.

Indian Sauvignon Blanc

Philip D. Brown/Daily Journal Little River Vineyard and Winery grape picker Daniel Duenas picks a white grape bunch at around noon Wednesday.

Indian Chenin Blanc

Philip D. Brown/Daily Journal Little River Vineyards and Winery on Summer Duck Farms between Ellerbe and Mt. Gilead will open its tasting room this Saturday. It is intended as a relaxing environment to enjoy premium wine.

Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine)



PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (August 10, 2011) -- A Calvert County-based winery, Running Hare Vineyard, received prestigious recognition at the Riverside International Wine Competition in May by taking home a gold medal for a Malbec variety and bronze medals for the Shiraz and Sangiovese. The competition has been held in California for 30 years using blind tasting selection by professional wine evaluators. The event recognizes a wide variety of wine styles ? including those from regions that don?t often receive recognition. A total of 48 judges evaluated more than 1,930 wines at the South Coast Resort in Temecula, California during the event.

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Barb Scarborough, director of sales and marketing at Running Hare Vineyard, is honored by the accolades. ?Since opening as a commercial winery in August 2008, Running Hare Vineyard has been awarded five international gold medals for its wines competing against wineries from all over the world. We?ve received a total of 48 awards both in regional and international competitions. Our winemaker, Jerson Garcia, works hard to perfect his craft and continues to rise to the challenge to make a quality product that is enjoyed not only on a consumer level but also is worthy to compete and win against wineries that are much larger with much more experience from all over the world.? Michael and Barb Scarborough?s love of wine had been cultivated in France where Michael lived as a child and his desire to pursue winemaking as a hobby was realized in 2003 with a planting of 100 vines. Since then, the Scarboroughs have added several varieties of grapes and the vineyard has expanded from the initial 100 vines to approximately 5,000 vines on an eight-acre vineyard. The production has also expanded from the original 550-gallon tank capacity to 12,772-gallon tank capacity producing over 100,000 bottles of wine a year since the winery?s grand opening in August 2008.

Indian Sauvignon Blanc

Wine tastings are held at the vineyard Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with live music every Sunday. Running Hare Vineyard wines can be purchased directly at the vineyard and at retail stores around the region. Barb says, ?We are very excited at the growth and popularity of our wines being sold, not only locally in Maryland but in Washington, D.C. and Delaware. Just recently, our wines were also picked up by a wholesaler in Florida.? For more information, visit online at www.runningharevineyard.com, call 410-414-8486 or email info@runningharevineyard.com.

Indian Chenin Blanc



Purple Toad Winery of Paducah won six medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.

Indian Cabernet Shiraz

“Kentucky is being recognized as a major producer of quality wines,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that competed at this prestigious event. These wineries and others are raising the bar for fine Kentucky wine.” Purple Toad Winery won silver medals for its Blackberry and Chardonnay/Peach wines and bronze for its Concord, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Zinfandel/Pomegranate wines.

Indian Rosé

Wight-Meyer Vineyard & Winery of Shepherdsville earned a gold medal with its Petite Sirah. Wight-Meyer’s Diamond was Best of Class in American Late Harvest and Ice Wine, and the winery won nine medals in all. Jean Farris Winery & Bistro of Lexington struck gold with its Petite Sirah and captured a total of five medals.

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