Sicily is a mountainous island, and many vineyards are planted at high altitudes to benefit from cooler conditions that promote acidity and produce fresh-tasting wines.
Road 13 Vineyards, in Oliver, B.C., is one of the few Canadian wineries regularly crafting a GSM blend.
Today, winemakers around the world produce multi-vintage still wines in the same spirit as champagne as well as in the name of experimentation and luxury.
Fans of the Okanagan are sure to like the 2020 Chronos syrah, a rendition of what is quickly becoming the region’s emblematic red grape crafted with love by winemaker Lynzee Schatz.
While nebbiolo is the grape most often associated with Piedmont, the diverse growing region is home to many indigenous and international grape varieties that make wines that often match up to a good barolo but don’t require years to reach their peak.
South Africa’s pioneering Old Vine Project encourages owners of the country’s oldest vines to keep them in the ground and continue to make wine from them.
The cold ocean current and the cool onshore breezes might not invite swimming, but they provide a perfect canvas for Viviana Navarrete to fashion elegant pinot noirs and other wines.
Wine producers constantly stress the need for high-quality grapes to make excellent wines. Yet one of the most extraordinary and delicious wines made in Ontario in the last few years originated in a vineyard that had been abandoned for the season because the grapes were ruined by birds, fruit flies, and rot.
Since Washington has yet to gain widespread fame for its wines, now is the time to try, and buy, the best the state has to offer before demand increases and prices explode.