Life at Iron Hub Winery – Spring 2023
People are at the heart of Iron Hub Winery. Most important are our Inner Circle members. We love celebrating your birthdays, friendship gatherings, anniversaries, the arrival of new family members, and graduations. Many of you have become part of our extended family and we are always delighted to see you. We are also very grateful for our wonderful staff. Without these incredibly bright and energetic team members, we would not be able to offer the authentic wine experience that Iron Hub has become known for. Lastly, our family loves working together and we three feel fortunate to be here at Iron Hub!
We are excited to share our new Roussanne with you! This is Tom’s favorite white Rhone variety due to its bright aromatics of apple and apricot, its rich full body. Tom did not have to look far in Amador County for this grape. He discovered the Roussanne vineyard in the high elevation of the Fiddletown AVA (10 minutes up the hill from Iron Hub). The higher elevation of 2700 ft creates a cooler environment that allows the grapes to develop bright acidity and lower alcohol levels, resulting in a crisp, refreshing white wine.
We recommend serving Roussanne chilled with creamy foods, such as brie cheese.
The 2023 vintage has finally sprung as the vines are beginning to break bud in the vineyard! The vines have remained dormant three weeks longer compared to last year, due to the cool temperatures of spring. As of now, we have escaped frost damage for the 2023 vintage (fingers crossed). Our dry-farmed blocks are especially happy to have received over 45 inches of rainfall since October 1st. Spencer states, “The vines will be vigorous in growth with the moist soils. Canopy management will be crucial. We have a long way to go, but the 2023 vintage is off to a fantastic start.”