Spring is in the air and with the soils starting to warm up...grapevines begin to move and the start of the growing season begins. Let's hope the sub-freezing temps are behind us as we look forward to nice spring. This is always a magical time of the year when I am reminded how incredible the grapevine is and how it survives/grows in every state in the USA. However, one would argue that not all states produce wine grapes that are worthy of making world class wines. However, in Washington we are blessed with the perfect climate for vitis vinifera (wine grapes).
I am also very excited about our new releases, all five of them, and how four of them are 100% Red Mountain. Always an interesting conversation about having Red Mountain wines in Walla Walla, but I think many of our fellow wineries understand the unique characteristics that come from Red Mountain fruit. The same can be said about several of Washington's AVA's so nothing to take away from those areas as well. I like (and pride) ourselves on the fact that we produce wines of distinction, the represent a sense of place. As consumers and trade get more familiar with Red Mountain, that sense of place really stands out and our objective to produce limited world class wines is apparent. I have said many times, "I don't want to rule the wine world, I just want to produce some Red Mountain wines that rule!"
Lots of activity in Walla Walla this year as we welcome visitors to Spring Release followed by a series of events across the state. The big news around the Foo Fighters and Mumford and Sons coming to Walla Walla has caused quite the stir in the community as I think it just brings more interest to our small town that has international acclaim.
Food! Something I think about a lot. What are you pairing the Corvus wines with? We'd love to hear some of your top pairings and have you share some photos back us with via email or one facebook/twitter.
Photos! Where are you taking Corvus? Restaurants, parks, vacations, special events? Please share with us or better yet, post them on Facebook at Twitter.
Corvus enters it's 10th year. Amazing experience, not always easy, but we can look back and said that we knew Nike was on to something when they said "just do it!" We are thinking about a few special things this year to celebrate and will keep people informed as it does not mean as much without our happy customers celebrating with us.
Sante everyone and come visit us soon!