Girouard Vines Wine Red
Valjohn 60%, Southern Cross 40%Girouard Vines Block, Heringer Estates Vineyard, Clarksburg, California 2013
Introducing Girouard Vines wine brand. This brand new wine is produced from four new hybrid grape varietals – Valjohn, Southern Cross, By George and Plymouth – and is the product of a Girouard family project that began over 50 years ago. The Girouard Vines Red Wine is a blend of 2 varietals, Valjohn (60%) and Southern Cross (40%).
In the early 1960s, our founder Chris Girouard’s father, George Girouard, began growing wine-grapes in the backyard of their Oklahoma City home. George had a dream of breeding a new hardy, great tasting wine-grape by cross-pollinating traditional European grapevines with wild Native American grapevines. After testing thousands and thousands of seedlings, George eventually selected four of the hybrids for commercial testing - the four varieties from which these newly released wines are produced.
"The dark ruby colored red wine has an enticing smell of freshly baked fruitcake laced with hints of allspice and cinnamon. On the palate, a subtle leather note can be found along with a pleasing hint of wet clay and earth. The cherry and plum fruit marry well with the spice and earthy notes. This is an easy to drink, pleasant and friendly wine with no hard edges. It’s a classy wine in all aspects.” Randa Warren, Master Sommelier.
How to Purchase
Girouard Vines and Tulsa Deco wines may be purchased in Oklahoma liquor stores.
Girouard Vines tasting room is open each Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (817 East 3rd St).