Those who have visited Prodigy are familiar with the lovely tasting room located next to the Paul Sawyier Gallery on Versailles Road just off I-64. The atmosphere, the wine, the appetizers, and the service make every visit an experience. Wine club members are used to Release Parties being held at the tasting room. But on April 28, members of Prodigy’s Wine Club were treated to a special Release Party to pick up their wine selections. What made it special was the release party was the first held at the wine facility and vineyard, located about a mile farther down the road from the tasting room. Visitors drove through the gates, past the vineyard along a winding road, to a horse barn and the wine building. Outside the winery building, patio seating was available. Local musicians, Gene and Laura entertained the crowd with an eclectic choice of music, while visitors enjoyed wine and food. The setting was perfect for a winery get together.
For an added treat, visitors were able to do a tasting from the wine tank of a new wine that will be released within a couple of months. The new wine is a Meritage (rhymes with heritage). Many wine drinkers are familiar with this blend; many wineries make this wine. What is unique about Prodigy’s Meritage is the grape varieties used in the blend. The blended wine contains Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Lemburger. The Lemburger gives their Meritage an interesting taste. I’m looking forward to the release.
The vineyard still showed the signs of early spring, with few leaves and no grapes, but the rows of vines give the promise of whats to come. Prodigy vineyards contains about seven acres of both red and white grape varietals. The winery purchases grapes from vineyards nearby to supplement their supply to create their wines. Touring the winery facility, visitors were given a peek at how their favorite wines are made.
It was obvious that all who attended were having a really good time.
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