To Celebrate “ThistleMay,” Knotty Vines Winemaker Olivia Wright Is Shaking Up The Over-Coated Wine Industry
“There is beauty in the heritage and tradition of wine, but it can also seem daunting,” notes Wright. “With Knotty Vines, I want to celebrate artisan heritage and nuance of flavor without the aging formalities. I want to go hand in hand with the accessibility and appeal of spirits and small-batch craft beers. goosebumps, dizziness and a good time.”
It was a trip to Spain and the superb Marques de Riscal winery that sparked Wright’s passion for winemaking. She traveled the world to nurture her love of wine and adventure, which led her to work the grape harvest at Mumm Napa and Isabel Estate in New Zealandfinally lands in Sonoma County to spearhead Knotty Vines. As one of the few female lead winemakers in the industry, Wright is passionate about organizations such as Women for the sense of winewhich provides scholarships and support for women pursuing studies and careers in wine, and Professional businesswomen from Californiainspiring women to dream big and achieve their ambitions and uplift others as they grow.
For ChardonMay, National Chardonnay Day (May 27) and the summer ahead, Wright recommends these fun tasting pairings:
Soft Dijon Pretzel + Gnarled Vines Chardonnay – “Chardonnay pairs so well with mustard that some brands like French’s and Islander Herbs use chardonnay in their mustard products. So it’s the perfect wine for baseball tailgates and that mustard-laden 4and July hot dog.”
Fried Chicken & Waffles Gnarled Vine Chardonnay – “Forget Brut, brunch isn’t just for bubbles. Our Knotty Vines Chardonnay is the perfect beverage for a soul food breakfast of crispy fried chicken and waffles covered in maple syrup. Yum !
Food Truck Pork Taco + Gnarled Vine Pinot Noir – “I LOVE Taco Trucks and usually go straight for the pork tacos, which are awesome with our Knotty Vines pinot noir, with delicious spice and berry notes that combine to party in your mouth.
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About Knotty Vines
Developed by a thousand-year-old winemaker, Olivia Wright, Knotty Vines is a bold new lifestyle brand that bucks the tired tropes and trends of traditional wine drinking. Born from the best in class Sonoma County viticultural expertise, California-based on Knotty Vines, demystifies and “breaks down” the industry for the more inclusive appeal of a great bottle of wine, taking it deeper into nightlife, street scenes, and all the pleasures of inhibitions (respectfully ) naughty. Knotty Vines appeals to new and emerging consumers with four highly rated wines that are offered at an ideal price below $15.
SOURCE Gnarled Vines