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Wine Review 

Far Eastern Shore
Autumn Swan Blanc

Winery

Tien-Seng & Tara Chiu of Far Easton Shore Winery (Trading as Mesozoic Technologies, LLC), Easton, Talbot County, Maryland, USA.

Website

Far Eastern Shore Winery.

History

This husband and wife team had been making home made wine for many years, with friends and family continually asking for more. So they turned their hobby into a micro-winery, located on the Eastern shore of Maryland, launching it in 2008. They concentrate on the production of lightly sweet (semi-sweet) wines infused with fruit.

Due to local restrictions, the winery cannot accept visitors or provide sampling on site.

Production

They produce less than 200 cases each year and sell through local Maryland retailers. At these quantities, bottles are hand filled and labelled. We understand they are seeking to increase production levels and we eagerly look forward to the day they can sell their wine direct!

White cranberries, harvested early before they turn red, are used as they are less tart and maintain the white color of the wine.

Varietal(s)

Pinot Gris, with white cranberry juice.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

7% (14 Proof).

Price Range

$$.

Name

Unknown.

Pairing

White meat including game/fowl e.g. chicken, turkey etc. – it is a great addition to the Thanksgiving dinner table!

Tasting Notes

Like all their products the base wine is masked, but not unpleasantly so, by the fruit - it is the star of the show. The cranberry juice is light to medium on the nose and clearly on the palate. Enjoyable to drink on it’s own, a replacement for sangria and a pleasant part of a fall barbeque with friends and relatives.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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