Hi everyone! Did you have a good week? The weather has been delightful, that is for sure. I am sure that you are all wondering how my dinner party turned out last Saturday. Well, it turned out great! I would say that the highlight (besides the nectarine, raspberry margaritas) was the tuna tartare that I made using corn from our CSA share (if you live in Bucks County, check out Blooming Glen Farm, AMAZING produce) and tuna from my favorite seafood shop in Bucks County. If you are ever driving through Buckingham, you need to go to Buckingham Seafood on 413. It looks very unassuming from the outside, so unassuming that it took me 3 years of living in Bucks County to stop in. But, now I don't buy my fish (or any other seafood for that matter) from anywhere else.
SO! On Monday of next week, I will be making the short drive over to our label provider (they are in Lafayette Hill!) to go through the pre-press for our...2014 Chardonnay! It is that time again. We will be bottling on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week! The vintage from 2014 will be much smaller than 2013, only a bit over 400 cases will be produced. I think that the 2014 Chardonnay will be very well received, so be sure to stay tuned for an anticipated release date.
Did you know that we bottle all of our wines ourselves? We have our own bottling and labeling machine! We really do try to control every aspect of our wines from start to finish. We grow all of our own grapes (sourcing from nowhere), we pick our fruit by hand, we process our own fruit, we make all of our wines at our winery, and then we bottle, label, and store! The first time you have a sip of Karamoor Estate wine is the first time (unless you have snuck onto the property!) that the grapes have left our property in any way, shape, or form! I think that is the coolest thing. What a great representation of Fort Washington, PA and what is possible here.
Speaking of growing our own grapes, Kevin told me that he believes that we will be harvesting a few acres at the end of August. Guess what grapes? Nope, not Chardonnay! You are probably thinking, "But Ali, the only white grape that you guys grow is Chardonnay and it is too early to pick any of the reds!" To which I would say, "You are wrong! And you are right about the reds ;)." 2015 will be a historical year for us; we will be harvesting our first crop of Sauvignon Blanc! Along with a tiny bit of Viognier and Pinot Gris. We planted Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Viognier in 2013. I know that the whole team here is pretty excited about this, but probably no one is more excited than me. I LOVE Sauvignon Blanc. It is my favorite. I wish that it was already bottled so that I could take it with me to our favorite Indian restaurant tonight, but I guess I will have to wait until April or May of 2016 for that.
I hope that you have some awesome plans for this weekend and that those plans include some Karamoor Estate wine!! Did you know that shipping is free with a purchase of 3 bottles or more and that we can ship to anywhere in PA, NJ or about 37 other states? I can't remember if I mentioned that or not in any previous blog posts.... You should also check out our wine club options, there are some pretty great discounts that are associated with them! Until next time....