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No More Port ?!?


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.

There will be no more Schweiger Port!!!

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 notport@schweigervineyards.com 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!

Andy “NotPort” Schweiger


A Special Invitation: Schweiger’s Inaugural European River Cruise


Next March we are doing something special and exciting, the first Schweiger Vineyards trip abroad for our wine club members, friends and family. Sally and I cordially invite you to join us on a 7 night Rhine River cruise followed by a 4 night tour of Switzerland.

We’ll board the lovely ship M/S AmaSonata for two nights in Amsterdam, that wonderful city of canals, Rembrandt, windmills and bicycles. Then begin a voyage up the mighty Rhine River, visiting the German cities of Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Rudesheim and Breisach. We’ll spend a day in Strasbourg, France and tour the lovely Alsace Wine Route, sampling world class Rieslings. Upon disembarkation in Basel there is an optional land tour visiting the Swiss cities of Lucerne and Zurich, traveling high in the Alps and along the scenic lakes of stunning Switzerland. Western Europe in early spring will be cool, uncrowded and delightful, with low airfares.

On board I will hold three tastings and a paired dinner, pouring our own Schweiger Vineyards wines alongside those of the Rhine and Alsace. There are special inclusions exclusively for those traveling in our group block, booked through our tour operator Expanding Horizons.

For complete information, please visit this link:

www.toursandwine.com/SchweigerVineyards

This web site shows all the cabins with expandable pictures, details and dates. Feel free to recommend this special holiday to any friends or relations who would enjoy this kind of elegant vacation dedicated to culture and fine wine.

There is a special discount of $1,500 per cabin ($750 per person) for those depositing by September 30th, 2016. To book or to answer your questions please email or call Ruth Jelsma at our tour operator, Expanding Horizons:  Tel: 1-714-975-9063, email: Ruth@Expanding-Horizons.com.We look forward to seeing you aboard!

Sincerely,

Fred & Sally Schweiger