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Sanctuary Vineyards, North Carolina, Tasting

News Release: Friday, August 5th, 2016

Re: Sanctuary Vineyards, North Carolina
Please join us for a tasting with John Wright of Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg, North Carolina on Friday, August 19th from 5 to 6:30 @MetroWines.
Among the wines "on the taste" and "on the house" will be the 100% Albarino called "Pearl." 

Sanctuary says: "Pearl is crafted from 100% Albarino, a Spanish white grape that has found a home in Currituck County. Loose clusters and thick skins impart ample acidity and crisp aromas of peach and fresh cut flowers."

About Sanctuary Vineyards:

The Wright Family Legacy

53For seven generations the Wright Family has called coastal Currituck County home. Much has changed since original settler Jacob Wright shipwrecked on the shores of Duck, but the family still honors the farming tradition established hundreds of years ago, Sanctuary Vineyards is the product of centuries of farming experience and a dedication to a dream – producing world-class wines in Currituck County.

Our family created this estate to begin a new wine tradition – brothers Tommy and Jerry Wright (and new generation John Wright) are using age-old methods to coax the sweetest fruit from these coastal sands. Welcome to Sanctuary Vineyards…

Sanctuary Vineyards is located on a quaint seaside farm where you are likely to see rows of corn competing with Cabernet and migratory snow geese nesting among the Sangiovese. Ten acres of grapes are nestled among hundreds of acres of farmland and wildlife impoundments that we like to call “The Sanctuary.”

Grapes in the South Block ripen in the intense heat of the Outer Banks summer, tempered by cooling breezes from the nearby Atlantic. The ancient sand dunes where they stand offer excellent drainage and contribute unique flavor to the ripening fruit. The combination of good earth, sun and sky is what the French would call “terroir.” It all translates to good growing here at Sanctuary Vineyards.

The North Block has a tendency toward vigorous growth and is planted on a divided canopy system. The Sangiovese is a classic Italian red grape and is a component of Chianti and other traditional Italian reds. The Sangiovese prospers in hot conditions, and we believe it can produce good fruit during long, humid Currituck summers.

Website: http://sanctuaryvineyards.com/

Contact: Gina Trippi

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