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Story Winery Welcomes Visitors with Georgian Hospitality!

I was going to wait until Monday morning to publish my interview with Story Winery, but the video is done and why wait?! Can I also say that I feel like I am finally doing what I am supposed to be doing? There is nothing I LOVE more than talking to people about what THEY love and why. Especially if it has anything to do with my LOVES: food, wine, and travel!! Can I say LOVE anymore in a paragraph? 🙂

In this episode, my guests are Joey Dediashvvili and George Bakuradze of Story Winery in Plymouth, California. They still produce the classic Zinfandels and Barbera wines Story customers love, but have also introduced their Georgian culture and style of winemaking with a claypot called Qvevri. Enjoy the show!



Joey and George welcomed me with such enthusiasm and hospitality, that I really can’t wait to go back!
Details on their wine club are below (join and you’ll get invited to some very cool parties)!

VILLAGE ENTHUSIAST

• Access to our local Reserve wines: Picnic Hill Zinfandel (125 year-old ancient-vine) etc.
• Access to our rarest Georgian varietals: Mukuzani, Shavkapito etc.
• Access to our local Qvevri (Georgian old-world clay pot) produced wines: Amber-style Chardonnay, Zinfandel etc.
• Free Tastings at our beautifully remodeled 1865 Gold Rush era tasting room.
• Beautiful canyon views perfect for a picnic.
• Invites to awesome future events!
• 12 bottles per year, split into four 3 bottle shipments. 20% off of retail price on 1-11 bottles
and 30% off on a case purchase
• Free shipping for qualifying orders!


VINTAGE FANATIC

• Access to our local Reserve wines: Picnic Hill Zinfandel (125 year-old ancient-vine) etc.
• Access to our rarest Georgian varietals: Mukuzani, Shavkapito etc.
• Access to our local Qvevri (Georgian old-world clay pot) produced wines: Amber-style Chardonnay, Zinfandel etc.
• Free Tastings at our beautifully remodeled 1865 Gold Rush era tasting room.
• Beautiful canyon views perfect for a picnic.
• Invites to awesome future events!
• 4 bottles per year, split into four 6 bottle shipments. 30% off of retail price on 1-11 bottles
and 35% off on a case purchase
• Free shipping for qualifying orders!



Story Winery Website:
https://www.storywinery.com/

Buy their wines online here:
https://www.storywinery.com/Wines/All-Wines

Wine Club Info:
https://www.storywinery.com/Wine-Club

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/StoryWinery

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/storywinery/


Amador Wine Picks (Pix)!!

So AH and I conquered Amador this weekend for their Behind the Cellar Door event. It was a toasty 70ish degree day, and we hit four five different wineries. I took pictures of my favorite wines and I am sharing the labels and info with you, so that you know what to buy (me)…. 😉
First Stop: Shenandoah Vineyards
I am not a dessert wine person, but I really liked this one.
Mapping out where we would venture next….
2010 Viognier. Yes, please.
So, I thought, “Oh wow… this Sangiovese is really good and I don’t typically like Sangiovese…”
I think part of the reason is it has had some time to lay down.
Then I had the Deaver Red Blend. Even better than the Sangiovese.
Sorry I can’t find a link to this on their website, so I don’t know the exact breakdown. 😦
And this was my favorite Zinfandel at Deaver. It’s their Signature Zinfandel.
Us, listening intently and having too much fun. 🙂

Next stop: Dobra Zemlja Winery (Doe-brah Zem-Ya)

Our favorite was their jug wine, believe it or not!
I also really dug their Barbera.

Next was Driven Cellars

I really love their Pinot Grigio
And their Barbera
And this is the view from Driven’s picnic tables…
Last was Sobon Estate. And my favorite Zinfandel there is their Cougar Hill. And I kind of went crazy over their Barbera and their Rousanne. We bought two bottles of each.
Thank you Paul for bailing us out when the car didn’t want to run. 🙂 You guys are good friends and I am so grateful. I am glad we bought a bunch of wine from you that day.
I am drinking the Barbera now. So very good!!
Social Media Roll Call:
Shenandoah Vineyards on Facebook, on Twitter
Deaver on Facebook. Deaver on Twitter
Dobra Zemja on Facebook
Driven Cellars on Facebook
Sobon Estate on Facebook, on Twitter
Upcoming events at Amador Wineries are located here. Cheers!!

 


Sobon NOBOS Wine Tasting & Potluck


Sobon NOBOS Wine Tasting & Potluck


KVIE Art Auction Preview Party this Monday, August 24th