An aerial shot of River Myst Haven Vineyard just behind Moshin Winery
Springtime in the Vineyard with Rick Moshin
Pruning Lesson with Rick Moshin
Just for fun ... our favorite way to pop a bottle ... (note, do not try this at home...)
And the backstory on the sparkling ...
For years, the bubble-loving gals here at Moshin have been trying to convince Rick Moshin to produce a sparkling wine. We have the vineyards, we have the know-how ... let's do it!
In 2011, Rick finally relented and on a chilly Fall morning, a truck-load of interns accompanied him into our newer Estate vineyards to pick grapes for a sparkling wine.
Because this wine was created for "in-house" use, it is unlabeled, sealed with a Pepsi cap and non-disgorged. The yeast is still happily resting in the neck of each bottle. To insure a crystal clear glass of bubbles, the neck of the bottle is sabered off, thereby releasing the sediment. Yes, it's an unconventional way to open a bottle of sparkling wine, but wow is it fun!
And the best part of the story? The wine is so delicious that we've decided to make more!
Well, ... a little more. We bottled 68 cases of Moshin Vineyards 2012 Blanc de Noir and 98 cases of Moshin Vineyards 2013 Brut Rose'.