SHW member Thad Rodgers is coordinating a group buy of Portuguese port varieties from St. Jorge Winery in Acampo. St. Jorge grows several Portuguese wine grapes commonly used in port-style wines including touriga, tinta cao, tinta roriz, trincaderia, and souzao.
The varieties mentioned previously are 65 cents per lb except for the touriga which is 85 cents a lb. Price per pound includes transportation to a crush pad yet to be identified. We are hoping that all five grape varieties mentioned can be harvested at the same time. SHW members only, please.
While this is not a focus group St. Jorge’s owner and wine maker Vern Vierra will be leading a vineyard walk tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 12. Vern will talk about his family’s winery and the Portuguese-centric varieties grown in his vineyards. Afterwards, we’ll have a chance to taste St. Jorge’s ports.
Whether you’re a seasoned port maker or that learning to make port is on your bucket list, this is an opportunity to access a variety of Portuguese grapes to create your own blend.
If interested, please contact Thad Rodgers at 916 715-3688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.