Orange is the new white

There are many choices that have to be made as we get to harvest time.  Last year choices gave us a great intensity to our Pinot Gris 2016.  We didn't want to sacrifice the flavour of the wine to clear out the color.  We knew we always made "orange wine" style with our whites; but this year we wanted to let you know this new trend.  We also didn't have a clear bottle, and the bottle is dark in the stores; so, we placed on bottle toppers with this shot and came up with a catchy slogan "Orange is the new white".  We wanted you to  know that this is white wine made like a red wine with skin contact.  This is "orange wine".  This has been done regularly all over the world; but, there is a new emerging trend for this wine again.  Mark Holford wrote an article on it in the September Valley Voice.  Huffington Post has written an article on this as well called "What the Hell Orange Wine is, And Why It's the New Rose".

Click here to see Mark's article.  

Linda Holford

Rocky Creek Winery