Telaya has two new wines for our 2016 Fall Release!
One is a new vintage of an old favorite. Our 2014 Petit Verdot follows the old-world style that Telaya’s known for. This wine tastes like an old French wine with structure and balance, along with an unexpected splash of bright fruit on the front. This wine can be experienced by itself or with food- and would be great for Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s also from a great Idaho vineyard about a half hour from the winery, Sawtooth Vineyard.
Our second wine is a first-time stand-alone varietal for Telaya. The 2015 Marsanne is an explosion of diesel and pie crust. Marsanne is typically used as a blending varietal, but we were lucky enough to get some exceptional fruit that translated into a fantastic single-varietal wine. This Idaho wine is truly a winter white, with enough body and mouth-feel to hold its own on a brisk Idaho evening next to the fireplace. Also a great pairing with Thanksgiving dinner this dynamic white came from another amazing vineyard, Boushey Vineyard.
You can come try our new releases at the tasting room in Garden City between noon and 6PM. If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with all that family that’s visiting for Thanksgiving remember our Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting is a great time to drink fantastic wine with the in-laws!
Telaya had the pleasure of hosting Elaine Schoch of Carpe Travel last month. Find out what she had to say about Idaho's wine industry and her interview with Earl.
"While the wines in Idaho were the draw for my trip, I found the winemakers we met with just as much, if not more intriguing. These men – and a lot of women – are truly pioneers. They’re shaping what this young wine industry will become…and working to put Idaho on the country’s – and the world’s – wine map.
One of the handful of winemakers I had the chance to meet and speak with was Earl Sullivan at Telaya Wine. What struck me with Earl was his corporate background, not to mention hisMourvèdre. He was working as a COO of a global pharmacy company, traveling 280 days a year. His wife, a veterinarian worked similar hours, yet without the travel. They never saw each other, their nanny was raising their two young sons and it wasn’t going to be sustainable for their family… Sound familiar to anyone? It struck home for me, as it was the same reason I stopped running the social media division at the agency I was working at and why The Husband changed his gig. Truly a Carpe Diem moment.
I had really enjoyed hearing Earl’s story – and drinking his wines – I asked if he’d be interested in participating in Carpe Travel’s Interview with a Winemaker series. Lucky for me, he agreed..." READ THE ENTIRE STORY HERE
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