Wine in the VI
Our wine of the month is Atmosphere Bismark Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this wine come from the highest elevation in the Mayacamus mountain range. The winemaker, Paul Hoffman is a great friend to the Virgin Islands visiting often; he was once Sales Director at Bellows International here before moving to California to fulfill his dream of being a winemaker.
Paul says, "It wasn't until Christmas Day 2006, that the name for this wine was born. My friend's father-in-law, a self-proclaimed beer drinker and wine novice, began to tell us about his favorite wine. It was an Oregon Riesling that he had at a seafood festival, down on the docks, with his wife and two best friends, eating fresh catch, listening to music. He explained that they attended the same event every year and had the same wine so it was their favorite. That's when it hit me - it's all about the atmosphere - a perfect complement to my focus in the vineyard!"
Wine in the Warehouse is a highlight of this week-long event. Leeward Islands morphs theres into a trendy nightspot with specialty cocktails in the VIP Lounge. Winemakers pour for you in the Wine Room ( Paul will be pouring this wine) while music, dancing and excellent chefs cater to the crowd. This is truly a wonderful atmosphere to introduce you to Atmosphere wines. You will certainly remember where you were when you tasted it for the first time!