New Labels, New Wines

This winter staff began the task of updating the Vineyard’s familiar labels.  While each wine will retain its familiar individual label color as a distinctive color band, the beautiful pastoral vineyard image now includes the winery building and wraps the bottle with warm sepia tones on a creamy textured paper—a new look for old favorites! 2012 Rose label

2012 Louise Swenson label

The new red, “Harvest Widow’s Revenge,” is a successor to last year’s “In Spite of Irene” and is very similar in style – a semi-dry blend of Vermont grown red varietals Marquette, Frontenac and St. Croix.   The wine exudes a fresh, fruity nose, a rich mouth-feel laced with a touch of sweetness and a full, lingering finish.   According to Ken, "last year’s off- dry red was so popular, we definitely wanted to produce it again."   But at the same time, we certainly didn’t want to invite another Irene!   So the staff huddled and came up with the new name, a play on the long hours of dedicated work during harvest, while our wives and husbands and significant others are left to relax and party (and hopefully miss us) while they enjoy the fruits of our labor!”  The new label, at the same time striking and whimsical with its black and white design, tells that story.

2012 HWR label

label close up

Does this label detail look familiar?  Here's the painting that's been a part of our branding in one form or another since the beginning.  It represents a view of our Breeding Barn Vineyard site overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

Vineyard painting screen shot

With the new labels hot off the press, staff have been working furiously  in the winery to bottle the finished wines.    Several wines can now be found on our tasting room shelves, including our new 2012 releases; Whimsey Meadow Rosé,  LaCrescent, Louise Swenson and Harvest Widow's Revenge.  Our new releases will definitely please those loyal followers who have been asking at every opportunity when some of their favorite varieties will again be available.  Be sure to stop into the tasting room for a taste!