For St. Patrick’s Day, there is green beer .. but is there green wine? There certainly is.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, Irish Vineyards of Murphys, California has been producing their “Slainte” since 2004. Slainte is 100% Viognier but Irish uses certified food coloring in order to get the green coloring in their wine that one typically associates with beer on St. Patrick’s Day. For those hesitant to try food colored wine, they should know that the coloring does not add any flavor to the wine and it is still a great Viognier, just a bit more festive!
To stay with the St. Patrick’s Day theme, bottles are priced at $17 each and it is released in limited amounts beginning in February and it will usually sell out over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
For those in Murphys and the Calaveras County area this weekend, I suggest stopping in Murphys for their annual Murphys Irish Day this Saturday March 19th starting at 10. Main Street will be shut down and full of food, crafts, wine, beer, etc., as the people of Murphys celebrate their Celtic heritage.
The Mutineers will be at Murphys Irish Day in full force and we hope to see you there!