Family Winemakers moves to San Mateo

Family Winemakers Tasting Sunday afternoon, August 17th at the San Mateo Event Center!

Family Winemaker’s was founded in 1991 to give voice and presence to small family wineries in the public policy arena.  With more than 500 member wineries, the organization is equally well known for its annual tastings that put wine lovers and professionals face to face with winemakers.   After being held at Fort Mason in San Francisco for as long as we can remember, this year’s Nor Cal event will take place at the San Mateo County Event Center.  We’ll be pouring our current lineup (2012 Kismet, 2012 Ophira – Reserve Chardonnay, 2012 Pinot Noir and 2011 Merlot) and a special new wine – Vice Versa, a proprietary blend which mirrors our Kismet blend.   Kismet is predominantly Sauvignon Blanc and quite dry while the Vice Versa is mostly Semillon with a hint of sweetness.      

Reviews From Connoisseurs Guide

Connoisseurs Guide To California Wine has always been one of our favorite wine magazines for reviews and insights into our local world of wine.  The folks a Connoisseurs taste wines in peer to peer blind tastings which are limited to two flights of eight to ten wines each.  Tasting panels are made up of industry professionals including sommeliers, retailers and wine writers.  We feel this puts all wines on an even playing field and eliminates any advantage that might inure to Rock Star brands or winemakers.   Frostwatch wines reviewed in the last six months include the 2011 Merlot (88pts), the 2011 Pinot Noir (90 pts), the 2012 Kismet (92 pts) and our 2012 Chardonnay (93pts).  In addition, the 2012 Kismet was declared one of the “Best Buys in the Market”.    Thank you Connoisseurs!