Many of our club members received a bottle of Port XIII in their recent club shipment. Now that this port has been released, I wanted to reach out and let you know that we reached a decision this summer to discontinue any future Port Production.
Now that I have your attention: Don’t panic! We will continue to make the same style wine you enjoy, we are just choosing to not call it “Port” anymore. After my trip to Portugal last year, I developed a fondness for the growers and winemakers of the Duoro and Porto regions. Even though we are grandfathered in and legally allowed to call it “Port”, we no longer feel right using their legally protected place name. Instead we will use a proprietary name and will continue the roman numerals for the releases, picking up with XIV when we bottle in the spring of 2017.
“So Andy, what are you going to call it?”
Well, funny you should ask; what do YOU think we should call it? We have so many club members with creative minds; I thought I’d give you the opportunity to help out. If we pick your submission, you will receive a special 6 pack of our dessert wines, including the VERY FIRST bottle of the newly named dessert wine to come off the bottling line in May.
Have a good idea? Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30th, 2016.
What’s the future of dessert wine at Schweiger?
Our Cabernet Ports have experienced universal praise by our club over the years, so we will continue producing this Cabernet dessert wine in years where growing conditions allow us to do so. Additionally, I came back from Portugal very enthused to not only continue our red dessert wine program, but expand on it a bit. This past harvest, I tried an experiment which tastes magnificent! I’ll share more about this in early next year. Finally, there’s another project I’m working on which I intend to release in 2019. Stay tuned…it’s going to be great!
We are very grateful for your continued support of Schweiger Vineyards and forward to your name suggestions!