News & Notes – August 2017

Andy Woolgar

Rickety Bridge Wines August 2017Sales of our new Foundation Stone Rose 2017 and our new vintage Chenin Blanc 2016 have been brisk, with many people surprised by the smooth complexity of the Grenache Noir-lead Rose blend, and the simple but very flavorful and balanced steel-vat aged Chenin. Equally popular with these lighter wines through our summer months are our Pinotage and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon reds. Despite the intense heat and humidity that North Carolina dishes out this time of year (!) these and other Rickety Bridge reds are perennial favorites, and I think its due to their well balanced and approachable style, not to mention the flavors they exhibit.

June and July have proven productive as we continue to expand our footprint in North Carolina. Heading West we are now in the eclectic and artistic town of Asheville, our Pinotage featuring at 5 Walnut Wine Bar, and Asheville Wine Market taking on no less than 9 of our cultivars. More new stockists to follow in Asheville and surrounding areas coming soon. In addition I am very pleased to have 4 wines represented at the all-new White and Wood Wine Bar on Elm Street, downtown Greensboro. White and Wood is the co-creation of California native Jake Ngo, combining style and classy upmarket feel, bringing a welcome slice of California-meets-New York City to the bustling downtown foodie district.

I am just as pleased to see 5 of our wines now placed at the Summerfield Farms Market, and we have 4 wines on by the glass at the lovely Willows Bistro in Winston-Salem. Look for more announcements concerning these and other new clients coming soon!

We have been invited to conduct special wine and food pairing event at the beautiful plantation home that is Pandora’s Manor, located in the downtown furniture district in High Point, and in other news we have partnered up with the Radisson Hotel, also in High Point, and will be their feature wine brand for the foreseeable future.

Other brand new clients include Vin Master in Charlotte, Benchmark Provisions in Boone and City beverage in Winston-Salem. For an up to date list of stockists click the links: Restaurants | US Stockists.

We’re very excited about the upcoming events in August. A couple of new venues for us, and 2 full wine dinners plus a pairing dinner at Cravin’ Wine in New Bern.