Clarksburg, California's prized region for Chenin Blanc, had "ideal growing conditions for the best vintage of this century."
Clarksburg, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Clarksburg, California's prized region for Chenin Blanc, had "ideal growing conditions for the best vintage of this century," according to John Beckman, president of the Clarksburg Wine Company. "A mild spring with no rain nor frost during bloom gave us a great fruit set, and then consistent warm weather provided exceptional fruit expression. The growing conditions gave us more flexibility to pick Chenin at a higher ripeness level, and we did not receive a single drop of rain this fall until all of our fruit was safely in the cellar – absolutely perfect timing.”
Yields are coming in slightly higher than average, which is a boon because interest in the varietal is growing rapidly, Beckman explains. The sugar and acid levels are perfectly balanced for the varietal's typical aromas of nectarine, peach and lush, tropical fruit.
The Clarksburg AVA (American Viticultural Area) is home to some of the highest quality vineyards in California, and shares the same morning fog and cool evening breezes from the San Francisco Bay that shape the growing seasons in the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma a few miles to the east. The ten wineries at the Old Sugar Mill, in Clarksburg, California, are a bridge to the rich agricultural heritage of the region, whose vineyards are staking their claim alongside the great wine growing regions of the world.
The Clarksburg Wine Company is housed at The Old Sugar Mill winery complex in Clarksburg, California. The Old Sugar Mill is home to a unique community of ten California wineries and their signature wines: Todd Taylor Wines, Three Wine Company, Merlo Family Vineyards and Rendez-vous, Heringer Estates, Clarksburg Wine Company, Elevation Ten, the Carvalho Family Winery, Due Vigne di Famiglia and Draconis Wines by Matt Powell. The historic and bucolic town of Clarksburg, is located three miles from the city limits of Sacramento, and only fifteen minutes south of the State Capitol building in downtown Sacramento.
The Old Sugar Mill is open seven days a week; hours vary for the ten wineries who call it home. For further information on wineries and events, contact John Beckman or Mary Tye 916/744-1615 and visit Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg Wine Company and http://www.facebook.com/clarksburgwineco.
"The right grape in the right place." Gerald Asher