Updated: May 26, 2022
Our California Appellation wines come from bucolic Brown´s Valley on the west side of the town of Napa. Our fruit is grown in Napa and Sonoma using sustainable and eco-friendly techniques. Our super-premium varietals are great handmade wines with terroir, typicity, and an element of craft.
The Strange Fruit Collection vows to carry on the song’s legacy and fight in the complex battle toward racial equality by using the wine industry as a platform for political and social protest.
The abhorrence of injustice serves as inspiration for many change agents. The unjust acquittal of Trayvon Martin‘s murderer inspired Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi to birth one of the most influential, catalytic social movements of the post-civil rights era: #BlackLivesMatter. Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are still systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ humanity, their contributions to society, and their resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Black Lives Matter, the organization, is a member-led global network. Black Lives Matter, the movement, is a broad conceptual umbrella that refers to the critical work of a wide range of Black liberation organizations, sometimes called “the Movement for Black Lives.”
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Floral notes of rose petal and perfumed aromas bind the bold fruity flavors of fresh apricot, peach, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. Working with the grape known as Muscat Blanc, Strange Fruit Wines ferments it to nearly dry, resulting in an abv of 13.8 percent. This native Moscato grape produces a wine neither too heavy nor too sweet, resulting in a light body refreshing Moscato.
Still Moscato is riding the coattails of the familiar sparkling, sweeter styles of Moscato and gaining popularity.
Our Moscato pairs well with more than just dessert and is perfect on a warm summer day. Fish and white meats are great food pairings. It’s the perfect addition to meals that include soft and hard cheese, chicken, turkey, pork, salmon, shellfish, and potatoes. Enjoy with fruit, creamy plates of pasta, and roasted vegetables.
#Sayhername Sweet Red Blend
The African American Policy Forum and The Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies launched the #SayHerName campaign in December 2014 to bring awareness to the names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence and to provide support to their families. Black girls as young as 7 and black women as old as 93 have been killed by the police. To lift up their stories, America must know who they are, how they lived, and why they suffered at the hands of the police. Kimberlé Crenshaw, the founder of AAPF and CISPS and propeller of the movement, acknowledges that black women are not murdered by police as often as black men; nevertheless, she stresses that this does not provide sound or logical reasoning for overlooking them and that people should recite victims’ names and give their cases the recognition they deserve.
Our medium to full-bodied red blend is a rich, balanced blend of four red wines: Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. Our red blend shows bright cherry and opulent black currant fruit on the palate with notes of baking spice and dried herbs, finishing with ripe tannins. Though the alliteration of the “S” in “Sweet” creates a poetic sound, this blend is not a sugary sweet dessert nor port wine. Since our wine is not high in residual sugar nor fermented with added alcohol or sulfur dioxide like many sweet wines, it is medium-dry/off-dry, which is considered on the sweeter side of red dinner wines.
All red meats, as well as all poultry, are good wine pairings. It’s the perfect addition to meals that include smoked and cured meats. Enjoy with a mezze of hard cheese such as cheddar and blue cheese as well as tomato pasta dishes, vegetables, and even cheeseburgers.