Today the Burgdorf’s produce over 20 styles of wine. Each month they have two wines of the month. When I visited, they served a Pinot Gris and Golden Temptation. “Everyone knows what Pinot Gris is,” mentioned the server.
The 2013 Pinot Gris is full-bodied, crisp, and fruit-forward, containing hints of pear, apple, and almond, with a refreshing floral nose. This wine is a Silver and Bronze Medal Winner.
Golden Temptation is in memory of the first wine dog, named Buddy, a golden retriever. Like Buddy, a sweet dog, this wine is also sweet.
The golden wine, a sweet Vidal Blanc infused with apple and aged in French Oak, has a honey flavor with slight aromas of sage and mint.
Deb’s 2013 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine won a Double Gold Medal and Best of Class at an International Show in Sonoma, California.
Ice wine is a delicacy made from grapes left on the vines through full maturation and picked while frozen.
The process concentrates the natural flavors and sugars to produce a rich juice of the ripe fruit with beautiful peach, pear, and nectar notes on the palate.
Deb says her secret to the award-winning wine was babysitting it and bottling it at just the right time.