Saturday, July 16, 2011

Home Winemakers Classic 2011.

Today, Vinomaker and I attended the 29th annual Home Winemakers Classic, this year hosted at Charles Krug - a vast improvement over last years venue. This is one of my favourite wine events of the year and I really look forward to it. It was even more fun this year, as many good, wine-loving friends also showed up, including Sky King, The St. Helena Grape Growers, and the Zin Guy. (The Zin Guy has not previously been featured on Vinsanity, but is the person solely responsible for keeping Vinomaker and me stocked up with a particular Zinfandel - a must have in the cooler months for pairing with my chili con carne.)
As always, this event is a great opportunity to see what local home winemakers are up to, as well as a chance to hang out with friends, network, raise money for the Dry Creek-Lokya VFD, and just generally spend a relaxing wine-themed Saturday afternoon.
Pictured is one of my favourite wines. The group of winemakers that make the Leap of Faith wine (and a delicious port also), consistently turn out a product that I would actually drink, if it was commercially available that is - and I love their label, one of the more professional looking labels adorning the plethora of homemade wines available to taste. It is nice to meet people who are passionate about making wine, who in this case are not in the winemaking game for profit, but simply for the love of the grape.

9 comments:

Thud said...

A very Catholic taste.

Thomas said...

Thus,

No need for the capital C in that one...unless you meant it.

Vinogirl,

You are lucky. I stopped judging homemade wines because my VA sensing device went into overdrive.

Thomas said...

Oops, that would be Thud--the S is soooo close by.

Thud said...

Thomas...call me anything you like...just don't call me late for dinner...the old ones are the best ones!

About Last Weekend said...

Have already noted it down - love the label too, very Harry Potter-ish (sorry...have HP on the brain...)

Affer said...

Zinfandel and chilli: probably the only two things that can make me look forward to autumn.

phlegmfatale said...

The label IS lovely!

Lord Roby said...

Vinogirl,My fave label is Gaston Hochars notorious Chateau Musar!!
Any year will do...

NHwineman said...

Vinogirl, Soren Kierkegaard would be proud!
"It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting."