who grows the grapes at Day Winery? who makes the wines?
what wines do they make at Day Winery?
Current releases include the very pretty single vineyard Pinot Noir’s from Cancilla Vineyard and Crowley Station as well as the Hock & Deuce that combines Syrah and Viogner. With 20% Viognier in the blend, Hock and Deuce is a rarity – even in the Northern Rhone, few producers include this much Viognier, but it made sense for the 2013 fruit, so Brianne did not back away. The result is a wine with velvety soft edges and a core of beautiful red fruit.
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when did Day Wines start? when might you open a bottle?
In terms of when to open a bottle, Brianne’s wines have done quite well at excellent restaurants here in Chicago as well as Portland. They are restrained, elegant and feminine by design. Open the Pinots with lovingly and thoughtfully prepared food – they will reward the effort.
where is Day Winery?
why is Day Wines a candid wine?
With Michael’s introduction we came to know Brianne and her approach to sourcing fruit and making wines. Long story short, she’s taken many of the steps we’d want to take if we knew the first thing about winemaking, i.e. find the best fruit possible and then resist every temptation to manipulate it. The results we’ve tasted speak for themselves.
how is the wine made at Day Wines?
Native yeast ferments drive small lots for Brianne’s Pinot Noirs, which are fermented in primarily neutral oak barrels and when the season allows with some whole clusters as she likes the aromatic compounds they release. We have an extensive series of winemaking questions answered by Brianne on Ask a Winemaker. Please watch the video here, and then stay with the series to learn more about Brianne’s approach.