Thursday, September 21, 2006

California’s first crop Gruner Veltliner

Last year at the International Wine and Food Festival at the Banff Springs Hotel, we had the pleasure of enjoying a tasting of Austrian wines, featuring, of course, the premiere Austrian varietal, Gruner Veltliner.

Now Von Strasser, a Napa winery, has harvested California's first commercial crop of the grape. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

For our part, we found that, alas, as with so many other varietals, the bottles we really, really liked were the ones that were really, really expensive.

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