Every winery I read about, month after month, professes some relationship to the history of their craft. True, some claim rebellion and superiority, but this is still a relationship. Of those that offer respect, and intend to be working in the lineage of traditional French winemakers, Terra Valentine stands out in one significant way that may or may not be purely superficial: Their facility is the closest thing to a replica of the ancient stone buildings that house the winemaking operations in France, that I’ve seen outside of France.
As I said, this is an observation of the way they’ve chosen to decorate themselves, and doesn’t necessarily mean anything about the wines they make, and yet they’ve gone to great lengths to copy that medieval architecture and décor. This says something, to me anyway, about their dedication to the particulars of the lineage they’ve chosen. Their counterparts mostly decide to house their ancient craft in more contemporary digs, after all. Plus, might the accuracy of the execution of this ancient design possibly bode well for the way they get into the details and history of their winemaking? Could be.
Come see for yourself. As you know, 5-7pm every night in our bar is the time for experimentation. Try a red, try a white, go back to your Bud Lite. We don’t mind.