Old Westminster Winery & More

Free tasting | Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 4-6PM

Jackson is ready to rock n’ roll with the newest hits from Old Westminster Winery all the way from Maryland! Plus, Farmer Fizz is BACK. Hello, Spring. We’ve been waiting for you!


Old Westminster Farmer Fizz

Who: Trio of Baker siblings: Drew, Lisa, and Ashli  

What: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Chambourcin

Where: Maryland, United States

How: The grapes are fermented with wild yeasts

Farming Method: Organic Practices

Fun Fact: All 50 U.S states produce wine!

Tastes Like: Ticklish bubbles, dry and bright notes of strawberry and cherry. A delish porch-pounder!


2018 Old Westminster Piquette 

Who: Trio of Baker siblings: Drew, Lisa, and Ashli

What: Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Albariño, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grüner Veltliner

Where: Maryland, United States

How: The grapes ferment spontaneously with wild yeast in tank before spending time in a mixture of stainless steel and oak barrel.

Farming Method: Organic Practices

Fun Fact: ‘Piquette’ is a drink that has been historically popular throughout vineyard workers in France; vineyard workers used to be given freshly pressed grapes that they would make into Piquette as payment.

Tastes Like: Fresh and lively notes of lemon and stone.


2018 Old Westminster Albariño

Who: Trio of Baker Siblings: Drew, Lisa, and Ashli

What: Albariño

Where: Maryland, United States

How: Pétillant Naturel

Farming Method: Organic Practices

Fun Fact: The sparkling method used to make Pétillant Naturel, Méthode Ancestrale, was first usedto create sparkling wine in the 16th century by Monks in Limoux, France.   

Tastes Like: Fine bubbles with notes of stoniness, hay, and pear.


2017 Welsh Family, Blaufränkisch

Who: Dan Welsh and Wendy Davis 

What: Blaufränkisch

Where: Good ol’ Willamette Valley in Oregon, United States

How: Fermented with native yeasts and aged for 6 months in neutral oak barrels.

Farming Method: Organic practices

Fun Fact: The first Pinot Noir grapes were planted in Willamette Valley (and Oregon!) in 1965 by a winemaker named David Lett.

Tasting Notes: Showy and dramatic with woodsy and black currant notes.


2017 Mary Taylor Anjou Blanc

Who: Pascal Biotteau

What: Chenin Blanc 

Where: Loire Valley, France

How: Stainless Steel

Farming Method: Organic

Fun Fact: Bordeaux is about six times larger than Napa Valley!

Tasting Notes: Dry, wicked minerality, and notes of apricot and honeysuckle.


2015 Mary Taylor Bordeaux Rouge

Who: Jean Marc Barthez

What: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon

Where: Bordeaux, France

How: This was aged in stainless steel.

Farming Method: Organic

Fun Fact: If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying the Bordeaux sweet wine, Sauternes, you should go out and do that immediately. But if you have here is another treat to have: dark chocolate covered raisins soaked in Sauternes. You can find this luscious dessert in a few candy shops in Paris. 

Tasting Notes: This has notes of tart raspberries, cherries, and smoke.