Events

Tannat Tasting Event 2023

March 4th

Join us for another special wine appreciation event at Carriage House Wineworks on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Mike Fritze, Owner/Winemaker/Grapegrower at Carriage House Wineworks along with Bill Ellis will lead the group through an exploration of Tannat wines from around the world.

Tannat is a red grape grown in Southwest France but is also the national grape of Uruguay. If you like bold reds, you will definitely enjoy Tannat. In France this wine typically shows a solid tannin structure with raspberry notes. In Uruguay the wine is often blended with Pinot Noir or Merlot resulting in softer tannins and blackberry notes. Tannat is increasingly being planted in the U.S. as well especially in Virginia.  While the grape can be susceptible to cold winters it does have a thick skin which does offer it some protection.  This grape, with it’s thick skin and more seeds than other grapes, is considered by some to be more “heart healthy” because of the higher levels of antioxidants.

In this fun workshop we will explore how the wine expresses distinct characteristics by tasting Tannat wines from France, Uruguay and Virginia and of course the Tannat from Carriage House Wineworks!

Sign-up below as space is limited and sure to sell out. The cost is $35 per person ($30 for Club members) and will include tastes of 5 wines and light fare to highlight the flavor profile of these wines.

Sign up here.

October 2021

2021 Loudon Wine Awards

We are excited to share that 3 of our wines received recognition in this year’s Loudon Wine Awards.

Best in Class (Sweet Wine), Gold Medal – 2019 Winterfest

Silver Medal – 2020 Gold Rush, 2020 Petit Manseng

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