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Far Eastern Shore
Swan's Dream

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!

Varietal(s)

Port, with chocolate and raspberries.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

18% (36 Proof).

Price Range

$$ - $$$.

Name

Unknown.

Pairing

Chocolate, cake, fruit and cheese – a good dessert wine.

Tasting Notes

Like all their products the base port is masked, but not unpleasantly so, by the fruit - it is the star of the show. In this case, the raspberry is joined with chocolate and they make a good team. The chocolate and berry is on the nose and just entice you to try it – even if you think it might be a novelty! The chocolate bursts upon the palate with the raspberry following behind, and any thought of this being a novelty product is promptly forgotten.

The port is smooth, nicely balanced and not too sweet. It is our favorite offering from Far Eastern Shore and one can never wait patiently until the next dinner party, to eagerly serve this with dessert.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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