Taste of Vail Celebrates Milestone Anniversary Along with Participating Wineries

February 13, 2015 10:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Since its inception in 1990, Taste of Vail has prided itself not only in celebrating the Vail lifestyle, but also the passion and commitment behind its attending wineries. This is just one reason why dozens of winemakers and owners visit Vail every spring to showcase their products.

More than 50 wineries are expected to attend the 25th anniversary of Taste of Vail presented by Audi; a number of which are celebrating milestone anniversaries.

Klinker Brick Winery is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

About the Founders: Steve and Lori represent the fifth generation of their family to grow grapes in Lodi. They started Klinker Brick Winery and produced their first vintage of old vine zinfandel in 2000.

About the Winery: Klinker Bricks are highly prized bricks that grace many of the historical buildings in Lodi, including their home. Chosen by Craftsmen architects in the 1920’s for their distinctive qualities, including unique shapes and dark, rich color, they are denser and heavier in weight than regular bricks. Rich, deep color, enormous density, unique and distinctive features are the same qualities found in Klinker Brick’s Old Vine Zinfandel and Farrah Syrah.

About the Wine:

2012 Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah

  • Received 91 points and Editors Choice from Wine Enthusiast in December 2014.
  • Received a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2015.
  • 2012 Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel
    • Received 88 points as well as Daily Pick from Wine Spectator in August 2014.
    • Awarded Gold Medla at Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition 2014
  • 2012 Klinker Brick Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel
    • Wine of the Year and Best of Class Zinfandel at the Indy International Wine Comp 2014

Scott Harvey Wines celebrated 10 years in 2014.

About the Founder: Scott’s roots are in Amador County, which has allowed him to develop considerable expertise with these varietals. Growing up in California’s Sierra Mountains Region, Scott developed a keen interest in winemaking as a high school exchange student in the Rhineland Pfalz region of Germany. Since 1975, Harvey’s passion for winemaking has brought success to numerous wineries including Santino Winery, Renwood, Folie a Deux. In 2004, Scott was finally positioned and ready to start his own venture, and he had the ideal partner – his wife, Jana, a wine industry veteran. Scott Harvey Wines, the initial line in the “Creative Wine Concepts” portfolio focuses on Zinfandel, Syrah and Barbera from the Sierras.

About the Wines: Scott Harvey Wines are made of the best varietals from the terroir of Amador County, California. These worldly wines include an Old Vine Zinfandel, a Syrah (Rhone), a Barbera (Italian) and a Port (Portuguese).

  • 2012 Vineyard 1869 Zinfandel
    • Named after the year the vineyard was planted.  It is the oldest documented Zinfandel vineyard in America.
    • 2012 Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Barbera
      • Received 94 points by Tastings.com

Yamhill Valley Vineyards celebrated its 30th birthday last year.

About the Winery: Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the oldest winery in the McMinnville AVA.  Yamhill grows, produces and bottles all of their own grapes right at the vineyard.  Yamhill Valley Vineyards is located in the rolling foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range Mountains, one-hour southwest of Portland in the Willamette Valley.

About the Wines: The heart of Yamhill’s wine making is dedicated to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Riesling. Since its first vintage in 1983, Yamhill’s wines have consistently won top honors in tastings across the nation. The 1983 Pinot Noir was the first place preference in the famous Wine Center in New York City. From the beginning, the folks at Yamhill have been stubbornly dedicated to the pursuit of a character that is distinctively Oregon and distinctively Yamhill Valley.


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