Thursday, February 20, 2014

Traditional Tuscan Wines in your Backyard












Columbus, OH, February 20, 2014– Nestled in the historic Brewery District near German Village is Via Vecchia Winery, a destination for wine lovers with a taste for tradition. 

Guests of the winery enjoy pure, unfiltered, all-natural wines created from a single ingredient: premium Californian grapes from Lodi.

No artificial additives, preservatives, fining agents or lab-cultured yeasts. Each wine is also aged in French Oak barrels for a minimum of one year before being bottled.

Via Vecchia has four signature wines, but this year the winery is offering exclusive yet limited supply of two more: an Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chilean Malbec. For private events, the winery will also be releasing their first-ever all natural white wine, a crisp Chardonnay.

Wine Enthusiast published encouragement of the natural wine movement with the (WineIQ) article “What’s In Your Wine?” in their March 2014 issue. 


The two-page spread is much like “Oh, Natural!” a (Wine Insider) article published in the May 2013 issue of Bon Appetit.


new hours for tastings & bottle sales : Evening wine tastings will begin at Via Vecchia Winery on March 26th 2014 and continue to be hosted on the last ‘Wine Wednesday’ of every month.


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ms. Lindsay Everson at 740-755-3533 or email at ViaVecchiaWinery@Gmail.com.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bottling | Trouve 2010



As Gregorian Chant music played in the background, winemakers tasted Trouve straight from the barrel~  You can see this actually happening on the wineries Vine-ViaVecchiaWinery 
Linked to Twitter @ViaVecchiaVino

 
    Today was a special occasion, marking the very first Trouve bottled at the Front St. location since moving the winery from Powell to Columbus, Ohio. This Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot blend that Via Vecchia creates is known as their crowd favorite and a most exceptional dinner wine that changes during the course of your meal.

All wine at Via Vecchia is aged for a minimum of two years, however this particular French Oak barrel was aged for an additional 6 months before bottling; Keep in mind, all barrels that were filled in 2010 are on this same timeline, so we will be expecting even older wine to be bottled.

    This batch of Trouve presents a unique yet aquainted dryness of favorite bolder blends, a full bodied earthy taste with dark cherry tones. Following tradition with bottling by the cycle of the moon, an incredible clarity is also a point of notice as well as a brilliant burgundy hue-

 
There is a limited 250 bottle supply of this particular Trouve 2010,
You may place orders by emailing viavecchiawinery@gmail.com
OR please review our website for other ways to connect.
 
 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Columbus Wine Festival | 2013


   Via Vecchia Winery had not attended a wine festival in about two years. With weddings nearly every weekend, business for the venue space had been occupying much of the available time. Without complaint though, the business of love is the best of any to be involved in~  
 
Inspiring it usually is to be surrounded by so many happy faces, all joined together for one special occasion, the celebration of love-
 
 
The celebration for the love of wine, in this case..
The winery was thrilled to share all-natural wines at the Columbus Wine Festival hosted by Giant Eagle at Franklin Park Conservatory this year!
 
Via Vecchia has been crushing the list on re-vino-lizing their presence in the wine market, so having this opportunity to share and connect with wine lovers was a wonderful experience.
 
The winery provided goodie bags with buttons, educational hand-outs on natural wine and little biscotti treats to enjoy with tastings.
 
During setup, Paolo and Lindsay, noticed that a toy Tank Driver had somehow managed to come along for the journey. He was missing a few limbs, but still ready for the show - Maybe it was a metaphor.
 
 
The sunshine all weekend was perfect, creating an exceptionally beautiful environment in the garden arena that the festival took place in. There were over 100 different vendors there, including businesses, wine, beer and even a few food trucks near parking. Live music and a showcased wine speaker, Joseph Carr from California, added to perks of attending this two day affair.
 
 
 
The winery set up their small table for a big weekend, bringing along all four of Via Vecchia's distinct red wines. Chilling Trovato, the Sangiovese Pinot Noir blend, made a unique choice for those who enjoy reds and needed to cool down, or for those whom typically enjoyed white wines.
 

People stayed engaged when they visited the booth. Sharing the process of making all-natural wine inspired questions and spurred conversation. The winery provided details in a positive fashion, offering up taste theories, descriptions of the wines as well as family heritage that told the story of how Via Vecchia Winery came to be.  
 
 
 
 
The community was alive, there were smiles with sipping all around. One gentleman lent a hand to display the fun you could have with sediment you find on the cork from a bottle of unfiltered wine.
 
 
 
 
The week of the festival, Via Vecchia had a small promotion on their Facebook page and selected three winners to be their guests. All three pairs visited the booth, grabbed a goodie bag and sipped wines in support.
 
 
A huge THANK YOU to Brad Pauquette, Paul Utrata and Amanda Snavley for participating and coming to support!

All in all, it seemed that Trouve was the crowd favorite of the weekend. Trovato, being chilled and refreshing was close in that category next to Jorro-Ma which many people favored for chance it tasted like port after being aged for almost three years.
 
We are still following-up on all of the fantastic connections we made that weekend, hopefully this will be the first of more festivals in our future.
 
 
 


 
Keeping the grape vines growing and the red wine flowing. 
 
 
 


Friday, August 09, 2013

Pelotonia | Riding in Stile 2013


 
"You will never do anything in this world without courage 
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."  ~Aristotle


Via Vecchia Winery hosted another year of Riding In Stile, which is included in a series of Peletonia sponsored events that support cancer research.
All with ONE GOAL: END CANCER


Peletonia is an annual event founded in Columbus, Ohio that originated in 2008. There are always many businesses that get involved in this positive cause and there is a major bike ride that people do as well. This year the event touched the heart of Michael Elmer, one of the owners of Via Vecchia.

The winery supported the cause last year, but this year Michael decided to take a step further by personally riding 50 miles with his own story..


"I ride in memory of my Mother and Father who both passed away from cancer.." he said with heartfelt sentiment ".. I ride to honor my Brother, Brother in-law, Cousin and personal friend who are currently fighting cancer"

Michael Elmer | Front


There had been live music, exciting gift package raffles, wonderful food serviced by Catering by Scott as well as Via Vecchia's all-natural wines offered at the event. Small green arrow cookies were featured in every gift bag, as a sweet treat and gentle reminder of the cause.



The winery was also thrilled to work with WSYX Channel 6 News, especially Maria Durant who had a sneak peak on bottling Via Vecchia's JorroaMa [Syrah] during setup on the previous day.

You can view this on Vine or in our Favorites on Twitter- @ViaVecchiaVino


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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Taste Theory [#2] Beer

Occasionally, visitors of Via Vecchia Winery approach the tasting table with a desire to try our all natural wines but with little to no preference when provided four different options. There are some guests that initially know what they typically prefer, whereas others honestly mention that they have never really had a comparison opportunity or that they perhaps have never had wine at all


This theory is unique in the fact that it usually helps clarify which red is adventurous enough for you; a  known quality of natural wines is the vino vigor, so you can use your existent taste to favor something you may have not normally tried. 



Taste Theory #2   |   Beer


Individuals that enjoy darker Beers, like a Stout or a Porter, typically adore our Trouve. This is the boldest red wine Via Vecchia creates, being a Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend. A fantastic choice for cultivated palettes. Strong characteristics, yet nothing of excess.

This wine is true to heritage with a robust earthy flavour and exquisite dryness leaving nutty hints.



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For those who drink Indian Pale Ales better known as IPA's, you will more than likely prefer Jorro-Ma to the other wines. This is a medium to bold red wine and the only Via Vecchia wine that is not blended because it's a straight Syrah. A delectable tingle is sure to be noticed when you consume this wine. Satisfaction of flavour without linger.

This wine offers an aroma that exemplifies its smooth yet rich earth taste with a distinct smokiness.



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Sometimes this can differ, but if you fancy an Amber Beer, Adamo could be your wine. This is a Sangiovese Cabernet Franc blend, ranging from light to medium. We often call this the medium Cab, as it relates to Trouve in a much more subtle way. 

This wine has a unique spice, sometimes peppery, with a delightful acidity that is not overwhelming.



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Choosing a Pale Lager probably suggests that you would like Trovato. A soft red wine blended from Sangiovese Pinot Noir varietals. This drink will flow seamlessly while leaving delicate floral notes.

This wine is incredibly smooth and can even be chilled to encourage a fruit-focused taste.




Trovato | Adamo | Jorro-Ma | Trouve




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Taste Theory [ #1] Coffee


Occasionally, visitors of Via Vecchia Winery approach the tasting table with a desire to try our all natural wines but with little to no preference when provided four different options. There are some guests that initially know what they typically prefer, whereas others honestly mention that they have never really had a comparison opportunity or that they perhaps have never had wine at all




Taste Theory #1  |  Coffee


To begin with, if you do not enjoy coffee, then this theory can work in your advantage to narrow out which wines you instantly may not favor. If this sounds like you, we would suggest trying our lightest and smooth red wine, Trovato a Sangiovese Pinot Noir.

This wine is incredibly smooth and can even be chilled to encourage a fruit-focused taste.

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If you enjoy a Breakfast Blend or perhaps a neutral Guatemalan coffee, this potentially suggests our lightest as mentioned above as well as the next 'step up' to our medium red wine, Adamo a Sangiovese Cabernet. Many tend to believe that a Cab is heavy and dry, but it can actually differ, especially when the wine is all natural like ours, with no additives to fuel taste expectations.

This wine has a unique spice, sometimes peppery, with a delightful acidity that is not overwhelming.

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Moving up the spectrum, if you enjoy a Medium French Roast or House Blend, as with the line of comparison, you may enjoy Adamo because this can tend to be a light-medium red, however you may really be fond of our medium wine, Jorro-Ma a Syrah. This is also our only wine that is not blended, which provides a full flavor of only one varietal.

This wine offers an aroma that exemplifies its smooth yet rich earth taste with a distinct smokiness.

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Now, if you are someone who fancies straight Espresso or Dark Roast coffees, then you will usually adore our heaviest red wine, Trouve a Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. This blend is unique in the fact that it changes with the courses of your meal, making Trouve a choice dinner wine.

This wine is true to heritage with a robust earthy flavor and exquisite dryness leaving nutty hints.


Trovato | Adamo | Jorro-Ma | Trouve

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wine Lines ..




Via Vecchia uses vinifera
They say because it is spiffy-er
The little grape berries
Are juicy as cherries
But it is really because they are sniffy-er





This was written by a family member of Via Vecchia Winery 
after being inspired by interesting little book titled, The Lure of the Limerick.