the vindicator MADISON — It’s time for ice wine, that sweet and rare specialty squeezed from frozen grapes.
Wines In India The winegrowers of the Grand River Valley wine region will have their Ice Wine Festival on March 6 and 13. Five wineries in the region, which is just south of Geneva on the Lake, take part in the festival, which is now in its seventh year. The wineries are all within a 10-minute drive of each other.
Red Wine India Patrons begin at the winery of their choice and stop at any or all of the participating wineries, which are Debonn Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards and St. Joseph Vineyards.
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Winter is quiet time in wine country. That makes it a very good time for a visit.
India Wines With harvest over and future bottles of wine resting peacefully in barrels and tanks, a visitor's chances of chatting with a winemaker during a visit to a winery is higher. And as temperatures drop, so do crowds and prices, making a getaway less stressful on the psyche and wallet.
Wines In India Cooler weather _ temperatures can be in the 40s and 50s (5-15 degrees Celsius) in January, warming up to the 60s (15-20 C) in February and March _ transforms the valley from exuberant summer splendor to a moodier hue. Winter rains turn hillsides deep green; in the vineyards dormant vines lift spindly arms to misty skies.
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Wine In India 1999, Gypsy Canyon Winery owner Deborah Hall made a serendipitous discovery. She was clearing her Lompoc property to plant pinot noir when, on a hillside covered in sagebrush along the Santa Rita Creek, she uncovered a thick, gnarly vine. And then another.
India Wines Hall was told the vines were useless, and she was advised to rip out all three acres. But the vintner's instincts told her otherwise. Instead, Hall nurtured the vines, and when they sprouted big, heavy, deep-red grape clusters, she sold them to a winemaker who told her they were zinfandel.
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An award-winning vineyard at Canowindra in Central West NSW will pull out almost half of its grape vines.
India Wine Manager Tom Ward says the winery is planning to focus on growing grapes for its own label.
Wine In India "We've been looking at it quite hard and we think we can do a good job, but at a cheaper price.
Bader Winery: Free tastings noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 711 Grand Blvd., Vancouver. 360-750-1551 or http://www.baderwinery.com.
Wines From India Bethany Vineyard & Winery: Free tastings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 4115 N.E. 259th St., Ridgefield. 360-887-3525.
India Wine Gougér Cellars Winery: Free tastings 2-8 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 1812 Washington St., Vancouver. 360-909-4707 or http://www.gcwinery.com.
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