Contact: Matthew REgan
Phone: 707-255-9440 x
1200 Dowdell Lane
St Helena CA 94574
Artisan wines: built from the heart,
crafted by the hands.
Winemaking, like parenting, is an art always reinvented. Every year it's different, just as every child is different. There are guidelines, of course, but no defined set of rules. You adapt to accompany each as they develop and grow. Control does not really work...
If nature has given our grapes unique personality, why should we attempt to alter their course with excessive manipulation, or the use of technical specifications -- jamming them into the mold of "standardized" wines? Have you ever tried to "standardize" your children? They run away!!!
Wine is like salt and pepper, it's another spice to food. Some may say, wine is art, and we agree, but one that is meant to be swallowed – not stared at. Yes wine is unique and special, but that should not put it on a pedestal. Wine is not an ego thing...it is a pleasure to the senses. YOUR senses. Not others'. Yes, it is OK to have your own taste – that is what wine, and parenting, and life is all about!
But just in case you are having trouble deciding what your taste is....VGS keeps it simple: good things speak for themselves.