Some Latino-owned wineries are finding success by catering to Hispanic wine drinkers interested in quality and a connection to their heritage.
Sauvignon Blanc India Esau Herrera of the Hispanic Vintners Association says the number of Latino vintners is small but growing. He says part of that growth comes from making a connection with other Hispanics.
Chenin Blanc India In Napa, Calif., half of Ceja Vineyards' wine club is Hispanic. Company president Amelia Ceja says she promotes her wine through dinners, pairing traditional Mexican cuisine with Ceja Vineyard reds and whites.
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Reynaldo Robledo was 16 when he arrived from his small hometown in Mexico's mountains to work for $1.10 an hour in the vineyards of Northern California.
Rosé India Reynaldo Robledo stands next to his wedding picture in the tasting room at his Robledo Family Winery...
Sauvignon Blanc India Now 59, Robledo is among a handful of Latinos who have built their own wineries on modest acreage and are catering in part to Hispanic wine drinkers interested in quality and a connection to their heritage.
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--> SALISBURY -- Pemberton Historical Park played home to vineyards, vendors and entertainment Saturday as nearly 20 wineries from across the state brought out their best bottles as part of the eighth annual Maryland Autumn Wine Festival.
Cabernet Shiraz India Michelle Wainwright of the Wicomico Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism said this year's event has seen an increase of presales, which could set the attendance rate higher than the yearly averages of 5,000 patrons.
Rosé India Maria Mulinos and Valerie Culp, both of Salisbury, agreed with Wainwright's comments about the weather. In years past, they have attended the wine festival in not-so-favorable conditions, including rain.
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COVINGTON ? Hundreds of wine glasses are clinking this evening in Covington?s MainStrasse neighborhood at the 5th annual Northern Kentucky Wine Festival, sampling the vintages from Kentucky vineyards.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) ?Love it,? said Doug Wehrman of Mason as he and other members of his family served 1-oz. samples from six of their wines, produced by their Seven Wells Winery & Vineyard in Grant?s Lick. ?Couldn?t have picked a better day.? With sun streaming through trees onto the Sixth Street Promenade just west of Main Street, crowds lined up to taste offerings from wineries from places such as Grant?s Lick, Melbourne, Lexington, Louisville and Owenton.
Cabernet Shiraz India ?I?m just now getting my wines into Northern Kentucky stores and I want to expose people to my wines," said Lowell Land, owner of Acres of Land Winery in Richmond. He answered questions during an impromptu interview without stopping pouring samples because more than a dozen people were waiting in line.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The large man entered the small California winery in early October 2008. Nick Mangold wore blond hair past his shoulders and a scraggly beard. He stood 6 feet 4 inches, weighed more 300 pounds and looked, as one teammate said recently, as if he ran a biker gang.
Chenin Blanc ’ bye week to explore his interest in wine. So there stood perhaps the best center in pro football, inside Vineyard 29 , swishing and swirling, an oak tree of a man with an interest in oak tones.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) At closing time, Mangold and his wife, Jenny, sat on the patio, overlooking the valley, sharing a bottle of cabernet. He had struck employees at the winery the same way he strikes teammates.
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