Regional Wine
North America’s Bounty
About Me
• Michael Wangbickler
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President, Drink Local Wine
Certified Wine Educator
Certified WSET Educator
CIA ...
About DLW
• Founded in 2008
– Jeff Siegel (The Wine Curmudgeon)
– Dave McIntyre (The Washington Post)

• Non-profit promot...
Top Ten States
1. California: 3,579
2. Washington: 676
3. Oregon: 546
4. New York: 312
5. Virginia: 222
6. Texas: 209
7. P...
Why Regional Wine?
• Bonded winery in all 50 states
• California was not always the center of the
wine universe
• Ohio Riv...
Disclaimer
• I am not affiliated with any of the following
wines
• I am not the winemaker, so you can’t hurt my
feelings
•...
Time to Taste
Get ready for a few surprises
Red Newt Cellars
• Finger Lakes Red Circle
Riesling 2012
• Location: Hector, New York
• AVAs: Finger Lakes
• Varieties: Ri...
Red Newt Cellars
• Founded in 1998 by
David and Debra
Whiting
• Wine & Spirits Winery
of the Year - 2011
• Food & Wine
Exp...
Food & Wine Perfection
New York Wine
New York - The Facts
• Oldest Continuously Operating Winery –
Brotherhood Winery – 1839
• Bonded Winery No. 1 – Pleasant V...
Next Wine
Can you guess?
Pedernales Cellars
• Texas Tempranillo 2011
• Location: Stonewall, Texas
• AVAs: Texas Hill Country,
Texas High Plains
• V...
Pedernales Cellars
• Founded in 2005 by Larry
and Jeanine Kuhlken
• Growers since 1990s
• Name means ‘flint’ in
spanish
• ...
Don’t Mess With…
Texas Wine
Texas – The Facts
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1650s – Spanish Missionaries near El Paso
More than 200 licensed wineries
3,300 acres o...
Next Wine
Can you guess?
Valley Vineyards
• Ohio River Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon 2010
• Location: Morrow, Ohio
• AVAs: Ohio River Valley
• Varietie...
Valley Vineyards
• Ken Schuchter plants first
20 acres in 1969
• New winery built in 1983
after big fire.
• Kenny Joe and ...
Valley Vineyards
Ohio Wine
Ohio – The Facts
• Wine produced since 1823 by Nicholas
Longworth
• By 1860, Ohio produced more wine than any
other state,...
Next Wine
Can you guess?
Boordy Vineyards
• Maryland Landmark Reserve
2010
• Location: Long Green,
Maryland
• AVAs: Maryland
• Varieties: Pinot Gri...
Boordy Vineyards
• Maryland’s First Commercial
Winery – Phillip M. Wagner
- Baltimore – 1945
• Purchased by Deford’s in
19...
East Coast Paradise
Maryland Wine
Maryland – The Facts
• 1648 – Earliest recorded instance of
winemaking
• More 60 licensed wineries
• 450 acres of wine gra...
Next Wine
Can you guess?
Creekside Cellars
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Colorado Cabernet Franc 2011
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
AVAs: Grand River Valley
Varieties: ...
Creekside Cellars
• Bonded in 1996
• Located on Bear Creek
• First vineyard (10 acres)
planted in 2002 in Palisade,
Colora...
Wines with Altitude
Colorado Wine
Colorado - The Facts
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1899 – First recorded wine production
More 100 licensed wineries
1,000 acres of wine grape...
Next Wine
Can you guess?
RdV Vineyards
• Virginia Rendezvous Red
Blend 2009
• Location: Delaplane,
Virginia
• AVAs: Virginia
• Varieties: Merlot, C...
RdV Vineyards
• Following Thomas
Jefferson’s vision
• Bordeaux grapes, planted
on a granite hillside.
• “Virginia’s First ...
Jefferson’s Wine Country
Virginia Wine
Virginia – The Facts
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Jamestown – 1613
Thomas Jefferson – 1771
Resurgence in 1970s – Barboursville Vineyar...
What did you think?
How did we do?
Thank You
• Michael Wangbickler
– mwangbickler@balzac.com
– http://balzac.com
– http://drinklocalwine.com

• Slide availab...
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Regional Wines: North America's Bounty

  1. 1. Regional Wine North America’s Bounty
  2. 2. About Me • Michael Wangbickler – – – – – President, Drink Local Wine Certified Wine Educator Certified WSET Educator CIA Adjunct Instructor Senior Manager, Balzac Communications
  3. 3. About DLW • Founded in 2008 – Jeff Siegel (The Wine Curmudgeon) – Dave McIntyre (The Washington Post) • Non-profit promoting the wines of lesser known areas of North America • Regional Wine Week • Annual Conference: Ohio in 2014
  4. 4. Top Ten States 1. California: 3,579 2. Washington: 676 3. Oregon: 546 4. New York: 312 5. Virginia: 222 6. Texas: 209 7. Pennsylvania: 166 8. Ohio: 143 9. Michigan: 136 10. North Carolina: 129
  5. 5. Why Regional Wine? • Bonded winery in all 50 states • California was not always the center of the wine universe • Ohio River Valley – 1830s • Unique terroirs • Good wine being made in every state • Local Food… why not local wine?
  6. 6. Disclaimer • I am not affiliated with any of the following wines • I am not the winemaker, so you can’t hurt my feelings • I chose these wines as a good representation of six different states • We’re only going to scratch the surface • This is more a voyage of discovery than a geography lesson.
  7. 7. Time to Taste Get ready for a few surprises
  8. 8. Red Newt Cellars • Finger Lakes Red Circle Riesling 2012 • Location: Hector, New York • AVAs: Finger Lakes • Varieties: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir • Winemaker: Kelby Russell & David Whiting • Owners: David Whiting • $12
  9. 9. Red Newt Cellars • Founded in 1998 by David and Debra Whiting • Wine & Spirits Winery of the Year - 2011 • Food & Wine Experience • Seneca Lake
  10. 10. Food & Wine Perfection
  11. 11. New York Wine
  12. 12. New York - The Facts • Oldest Continuously Operating Winery – Brotherhood Winery – 1839 • Bonded Winery No. 1 – Pleasant Valley Wine Company – 1860 • 320 Wineries • 26.4 Million Gallons in 2012 • Finger Lakes – 119 Wineries - 9,393 Acres • Lakes and slopes act as moderating influence
  13. 13. Next Wine Can you guess?
  14. 14. Pedernales Cellars • Texas Tempranillo 2011 • Location: Stonewall, Texas • AVAs: Texas Hill Country, Texas High Plains • Varieties: Tempranillo, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, Viognier, Albarino, Moscato • Winemaker: David Kuhlken • Owners: Kuhlken Family • $20
  15. 15. Pedernales Cellars • Founded in 2005 by Larry and Jeanine Kuhlken • Growers since 1990s • Name means ‘flint’ in spanish • Inspired by old flint arrowhead found in the vineyard and flint stone axe found on winery site • Several vineyards throughout the state
  16. 16. Don’t Mess With…
  17. 17. Texas Wine
  18. 18. Texas – The Facts • • • • • • • • 1650s – Spanish Missionaries near El Paso More than 200 licensed wineries 3,300 acres of wine grapes 1.3 million Gallons in 2012 Diversity in microclimates Hazardous weather Best at 3,500+ elevation Harvest at end of July
  19. 19. Next Wine Can you guess?
  20. 20. Valley Vineyards • Ohio River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 • Location: Morrow, Ohio • AVAs: Ohio River Valley • Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, Seyval, Traminette, Vidal, Niagara, Concord, Catawba • Winemaker: Greg Pollman • Owners: Schuchter Family • $25
  21. 21. Valley Vineyards • Ken Schuchter plants first 20 acres in 1969 • New winery built in 1983 after big fire. • Kenny Joe and Dodie made partners in 1988 • Three generations • 28 varieties of American, French Hybrid, and Vinifera.
  22. 22. Valley Vineyards
  23. 23. Ohio Wine
  24. 24. Ohio – The Facts • Wine produced since 1823 by Nicholas Longworth • By 1860, Ohio produced more wine than any other state, and Cincinnati was the most important city. • Almost 200 Wineries • 1,600 acres of wine grapes • 3 million gallons in 2012
  25. 25. Next Wine Can you guess?
  26. 26. Boordy Vineyards • Maryland Landmark Reserve 2010 • Location: Long Green, Maryland • AVAs: Maryland • Varieties: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chambourcin, Vidal, Seyval, Riesling • Winemaker: Rob Deford • Owners: Deford Family • $40
  27. 27. Boordy Vineyards • Maryland’s First Commercial Winery – Phillip M. Wagner - Baltimore – 1945 • Purchased by Deford’s in 1980 – Moved to Long Green Valley • 19th Century Stone Barn • Rob Deford – Owner/Winemaker • 97,000 Gallons
  28. 28. East Coast Paradise
  29. 29. Maryland Wine
  30. 30. Maryland – The Facts • 1648 – Earliest recorded instance of winemaking • More 60 licensed wineries • 450 acres of wine grapes • 337,000 Gallons in 2012 • Humidity is a factor • Varied topography
  31. 31. Next Wine Can you guess?
  32. 32. Creekside Cellars • • • • Colorado Cabernet Franc 2011 Location: Evergreen, Colorado AVAs: Grand River Valley Varieties: Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Moscato • Winemaker: Michelle Cleveland • Owners: Bill and Anita Donahue • $50
  33. 33. Creekside Cellars • Bonded in 1996 • Located on Bear Creek • First vineyard (10 acres) planted in 2002 in Palisade, Colorado • Grapes trucked to Evergreen, Colorado
  34. 34. Wines with Altitude
  35. 35. Colorado Wine
  36. 36. Colorado - The Facts • • • • • 1899 – First recorded wine production More 100 licensed wineries 1,000 acres of wine grapes 334,089 Gallons in 2012 4,000 – 7,000 feet elevation – highest in northern hemisphere • 10x growth in last ten years • Diversity in varietals • Hazardous growing conditions
  37. 37. Next Wine Can you guess?
  38. 38. RdV Vineyards • Virginia Rendezvous Red Blend 2009 • Location: Delaplane, Virginia • AVAs: Virginia • Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot • Owner: Rutger de Vink • Winemaker: Eric Boissenot • $75
  39. 39. RdV Vineyards • Following Thomas Jefferson’s vision • Bordeaux grapes, planted on a granite hillside. • “Virginia’s First Growth” • Sustainability • 16 acres • Meant for long-term aging
  40. 40. Jefferson’s Wine Country
  41. 41. Virginia Wine
  42. 42. Virginia – The Facts • • • • • • • • Jamestown – 1613 Thomas Jefferson – 1771 Resurgence in 1970s – Barboursville Vineyards 222 Wineries 3,000 acres of wine grapes 1 million gallons in 2012 Temperate climate Disease pressures
  43. 43. What did you think? How did we do?
  44. 44. Thank You • Michael Wangbickler – mwangbickler@balzac.com – http://balzac.com – http://drinklocalwine.com • Slide available: – http://www.slideshare.net/mwangbickler

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