Monday, October 25, 2010

Red Feather Winery - country hospitality in Livermore Valley

Red Feather is a family run winery near the end of Greenville Road along the countryside of Livermore Valley.  As you drive up to the winery your feel that you have arrived at a country farm.  You are invited into their tasting room where you are sure to meet Dan and Connie Davis, proprietors of Red Feather winery.  Red Feather is a symbol from Dan’s family heritage.  The feather symbolizes his Native American heritage and was the name of his dad’s construction company. 

Connie runs the vineyard and Dan is the winemaker at Red Feather but watching them in the tasting room it is obvious that this is a shared family adventure.  The opened Red Feather four years ago and were bonded almost three years ago.  They have 23 acres on the property, of which 6 ¼ are planted in vines.  They produce approximately 1200 cases per year.

The Red Feather 2008 Estate White Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite made entirely of Cabernet from the estate vineyards.  It is dry and crisp. The price is $20.

Red Feather’s 2007 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a Silver Medal winner and the pride and joy of the estate.  It has aromas and flavors of dark fruit and pepper with a nice full bodied mouthfeel and moderate finish.  The price is $35.

The 2005 Razzmatazz from Livermore Valley is named after their Labrador Retriever.  It is a great field blend of Syrah, Barbera and Mourvedre with dark fruits, white pepper, and a natural earthiness that you would expect from this blend.  It is a great wine for a summer barbeque.  It is a nice blend for only $28.

For dessert, look for the Red Feather 2005 Jaiden’s Dessert Wine in a port style with Livermore fruit.  This is a late harvest wine with a nice blend of blackberry and black cherry.  This is delicious to drink on its own or to pour over a dessert of poached pears.  The price is $30 for a 325 ml bottle.

For more information:
Red Feather Winery

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