LODI — The tasting room at Silver Thread Vineyard will open for the season this Friday with something quite new.
This will mark the debut of Paul Brock wines, created by the new owner-winemaker. He and wife and co-owner Shannon (right) will be offering Dry Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Dry Rosé, Good Earth White and three single-vineyard Rieslings, all featuring the new Silver Thread label.
A pair of reds finished and bottled by Paul Brock from the 20120 vintage also will be available for tasting — Blackbird and Pinot Noir.
The opening-day tasting sessions (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday) will include complimentary food pairings from Muranda Cheese of Waterloo, Normal Bread of Geneva and Six Circles Farm’s garlic spread from Lodi.
This is the first season for the winery under the Brocks’ ownership. They purchased the 27-acre layout last August from Richard Figiel. Before that, Paul was the winemaker for Lamoreaux Landing and Shannon was wine director at the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canadaigua.
To mark Earth Day, which this year will fall on April 22, Silver Thread is offering free shipping through April 30 for 12-bottle cases of its sustainably-grown wines.
Silver Thread is located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake at 1401 Caywood Road in this Seneca County community. Phone: (607) 582-6116.
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