I love this time of year Christmas bells ringing, Carolers singing, and Halloween candy strung on the tree. So festive putting away my Halloween ghosts, skulls and witches and seeing Christmas decorations in yards and decorated trees in homes…(imagine record scratch sound here). Hold on, Labor Day, Halloween, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s? No I don’t think that’s right, let me try again. Labor Day, Halloween, Hanukkah, THANKSGIVING, Christmas, New Year’s. Ah, I knew I forgot something, seems like this is happening a lot lately. Thanksgiving sadly seems to be just a shopping event. Well not in my household. Tom Turkey and his sidekicks hold great importance on the fourth Thursday of November and the starring role in my house is the wine.
One recent sample Treana White Wine from Hope Family Wines pairs beautifully with earthy autumn flavors.
Aromas of white peach, lychee and honey. Tropical flavors, pineapple, mango, guava nectar upfront, followed by a touch of honey and rounded off with a long creamy, buttery finish. We paired with slow cooked country pork ribs, hand milled grits with creamy goat cheese and baked zucchini.
Varietal – Blend 50% Marsanne, 50% Viognier
Appellation – Central Coast
Alcohol – 14.5%
SRP – $23.99
Cases Produced – 6,700
Can be aged 10+ years
The Hope family began farming in Paso Robles thirty years ago, planting apple orchards along with grape vines. Focusing solely on grapes now the Hope family is one of the ground-breaking families in the Paso Robles region. The family is dedicated to sustainable farming and winegrowing practices using methods that promote healthy vines for use in their quality wines. Spraying only when needed reduces depletion of nutrients and limiting the number of times a tractor passes through the vineyards prevents the soil from becoming compacted. In 2009 Hope Family Vineyard was certified sustainable in practice.
We all know the holidays can be stressful and spending all day in a kitchen only to have the meal devoured in less than 30 minutes leaving only crumbs, stained tablecloths and a mountain of dishes can frazzle the nerves. Take a little tip from me, open the wine early. This year may be a little more daunting for some since Hanukkah begins the night before Thanksgiving. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or a combo of the two, Thanksgivukkah and whether you roast, fry or grill a turkey served with latkes and applesauce or mashed potatoes and gravy, Treana White is just a little something extra to be thankful for this year.