We recently made a quick trip to Hume Vineyards (and were lucky enough to run into Paul and Warren from Virginia Wine Time while we were there). We’d been there in April, and 4 of the 5 currently available wines were the same ones we tasted then. I did, however, want to take the time to give you a quick update on the new wine and the happenings at Hume.
Let’s start with the wine. The newest release is the 2010 rosé ($18) which is 100% cab sauv and completely dry. In my opinion, this is what a dry rosé should be. It was very crisp and refreshing with some very enjoyable strawberry notes. Our bottle of this wine will definitely make a hot day this summer a lot more enjoyable.
As for the other goings on, since we were able to meet up with Stephane while we were there, we got to learn a lot about what’s going on. First, they’ve added a group tasting space in the barn next door to the tasting room. The space is very rustic, but it lets groups have a private tasting experience while also allowing the tasting bar to remain free enough to work for smaller groups of visitors. They’ve also got plans in the works for the first year anniversary party in late July and a wine club party in late August. At the wine club party, they’ll release their first estate wine, a chambourcin called Rockstar. Stephane is really excited about this wine, so we can’t wait to try it. He’s also got some newly planted sauvignon blanc vines growing and plans to expand his portfolio of wines for the coming year. He’s working with Mathieu Finot as a consultant, and his plans include a chardonnay and a dessert wine. Finally, Stephane and Andrea will be welcoming a son into their family in early July.
Clearly, there’s a lot going on – I’m glad we got the time to catch up.
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