The September 17 pickup party at the winery was a pleasant way to spend a drizzly Sunday afternoon. Driving to the winery through the vineyards heavy with grapes certainly raised expectations for the coming harvest and the wines to come.
The surprise hit of the party was the 2013 Holloran Riesling Eola Amity Hills. Striking that marvelous balance between sweet and dry, this beautiful white wine was quite a way to start the tasting. Next in line was a fresh 2014 Holloran Chardonnay and a flight of three different Holloran La Chenaie Pinot Noirs (2010, 2008, and 2009), showing how the same grape can produce wonderfully different flavor profiles. A 2015 Holloran Tempranillo finished off the tasting. If you haven't tried the tempranillo, you should.
Food pairings included chevre with herbs and honey, flatbread with roasted summer vegetables and gruyere, shitake croquettes, duck confit beignet with cherry and Dijon sauce, pork belly filled dates, and stuffed mini peppers with herbed goat cheese.
The next pickup party will be in November.
Heidi and Mark sat down on bud break day to discuss a wide range of topics, including Mark’s background, what brought him to HVW, and why biodynamic farming is important to the success of Holloran wines.
We are open for tastings indoors in our tasting room, as well as outdoors at our Ana Vineyard Tiki Hut or Pierre's Patio, by appointment daily at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Come Taste Our Wine!
We are open indoors in our tasting room and outdoors at our Ana Vineyard Tiki Hut or Pierre’s Patio.
Appointments available at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, and 3:30 daily.
Our address is 8795 NE Worden Hill Road in Dundee.
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