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Regional Wines: North America's Bounty

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Regional Wines is a presentation I gave at the American Wine Society Annual Conference in Sandusky, Ohio in November 2013.

Regional Wines is a presentation I gave at the American Wine Society Annual Conference in Sandusky, Ohio in November 2013.

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  • 1. Regional Wine North America’s Bounty
  • 2. About Me • Michael Wangbickler – – – – – President, Drink Local Wine Certified Wine Educator Certified WSET Educator CIA Adjunct Instructor Senior Manager, Balzac Communications
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Time to Taste Get ready for a few surprises
  • 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. Red Newt Cellars • Founded in 1998 by David and Debra Whiting • Wine & Spirits Winery of the Year - 2011 • Food & Wine Experience • Seneca Lake
  • 10. Food & Wine Perfection
  • 11. New York Wine
  • 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. Next Wine Can you guess?
  • 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. 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. Don’t Mess With…
  • 17. Texas Wine
  • 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. Next Wine Can you guess?
  • 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. 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. Valley Vineyards
  • 23. Ohio Wine
  • 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. Next Wine Can you guess?
  • 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. 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. East Coast Paradise
  • 29. Maryland Wine
  • 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. Next Wine Can you guess?
  • 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. 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. Wines with Altitude
  • 35. Colorado Wine
  • 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. Next Wine Can you guess?
  • 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. 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. Jefferson’s Wine Country
  • 41. Virginia Wine
  • 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. What did you think? How did we do?
  • 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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