2011 Reyes Muscat Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole
By Beth P. Heiserman
My mother and grandmother always made casserole when I was growing up. Brunch at grandma’s was always fun. I always looked forwarded to spending time with my grandparents. This is one of my favorites that I love to share when I cater the monthly hike and brunch at Reyes Winery. Sometimes I add hatch chiles when they are in season or even sometimes red pepper pesto which I did for this past hike. Many people adored…
Viognier… the Other White Wine!
by Beth Heiserman
Viognier is white wine varietal from the Rhône Valley in France. Officially, it is the only white grape allowed in the region. It is also grown around the world, such as Australia, North and South America. We brought in our 2016 Viognier from Lake LA. That is approximately 50 miles north east of Santa Clarita. It is my favorite white varietal.
Viognier is a full bodied white wine that is full of aromatics like peaches, tangerines, violets and minerality. Generally, it is not aged in oak because the exposure to…
Did you know Santa Clarita has Hard Cider?
And its right here at Reyes Winery!
By Beth Heiserman
For many years apple juice was considered apple cider which is unfiltered and unsweetened non alcoholic beverage. There was no difference in the name, some states call it differently and to differentiate from processed apple juice and cider. Some people call it soft or sweet cider. Then we have hard cider, which is fermented. Fresh cider is not filtered. Juice is filtered and pasteurized.
Cider will begin to become somewhat carbonated shortly after pressing and eventually become hard cider…
2017 Wine Education at the LA County Fair
By Beth Heiserman
Last week, I attended a wine education class at the LA County Fair in Pomona for Award Winning Wines of Southern California. They presented our 2013 Syrah which won a silver award. I was so excited to be there and experience a class which I attend every year that had one of our wines. This was the first time we were included in this class or for that matter any class. As I waited in line, people kept…
Malbec is considered to be a thin-skinned purple grape that tends to be a full-bodied wine. Black cherry, plum, berries, mocha, molasses, leather and black pepper are some of the notes you will recognize. The aromas will vary based upon climate where it is grown. It has many names, but In Bordeaux, it’s known as Malbec. It is one of the six red Bordeaux grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Carménère). When growing, it requires higher temperatures and elevations than Cabernet Sauvignon. Plus it doesn’t have a long…
2013 Malbec Reyes Winery
Tasting Notes: This limited edition wine has aromas of plum, currant, and tobacco. Tantalizing the palate with notes of plum, raisin, and a smidgeon of pepper. This Bordeaux varietal has medium tannins and is velvet in color with a silky finish.
Pairs with: Asian-Style braised short ribs or roasted pork tenderloin with a plum sauce will pair charmingly with this delectable wine.