Apple Fest & Albariño 3

Autumns Perfect Pairing


September brings one of the best times of the year to Long Grove with the scent of autumn in the air. Leaves start changing color from green to beautiful bouquets of red, yellow and orange. As you raise your glass with family and friends to enjoy a homemade apple pie, consider complementing your celebration with a special wine like Broken Earth’s Albariño.

For Fall Apple Fest, Broken Earth Winery will be featuring their Estate Albariño. This relatively unknown grape varietal is a fresh, light, crisp dry white wine often likened to a Sauvignon Blanc; it also has similar aromas to that of a Viognier, Gewürztraminer or Riesling. Translated as “the white wine from the Rhine,” it is best known from Rias Biaxas in Northwest Spain, where the climate is rather cool with heavy amounts of rainfall throughout the year. Take this unique grape, grow it at Broken Earth Winery’s warmer, drier estate in Paso Robles, California, and you have their “California” approach: slightly fuller bodied, flavorful wine with powerful fruit notes of peaches, apricots and apples while still retaining a refreshing acidity.

As that feeling of fall enters the air, what better way to enhance it than with a bottle of Albariño plus fruit or fish? Join the fun at Apple Fest where the Albariño will be chilled and ready for you!