Markham Vineyards’ founder Bruce Markham, a native of Colorado, was born in the early 1930s. To add some perspective to the era, this was only a few years before prohibition was repealed! Over his formative years, Bruce was involved with the family’s outdoor advertising business. For 35 years he helped develop and expand the company’s growth into seven western states. Ready for a change, Bruce sold the corporation in 1976. He then embarked on his second career path right here in the heart of Napa Valley’s wine country.
If you live here in California, you already know we are subject to water usage restrictions. We are on our fourth year of below normal rainfall. Our estate vineyards’ weather stations show us we’ve had six inches more rain than last year and we could still get a drop or two more if we’re lucky. With the passing of Mother's Day, I think I can safely say that we are free from fear of frost damage.
Cheers Wine Panel: Sips of Super Sauvignon Blanc asked members of their national wine panel to review some of their favorite Sauvignon Blanc and Markham ranked in their top ten with a 94 points! Read their tasting notes:
The May shipment has left the winery and the wines will soon be yours to enjoy! Included in this shipment, and just in time for the warmer weather, is the refreshing new Rosé. You will note that the Rosé is a dry, non-sweet wine, with a crisp quality that entices those with a penchant for pool-side wine consumption. Also included in both the Rock & Roll and Estate Club is the ever popular Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon’s fruit was picked from the very fine 2012 vintage!
Soon everyone will have received their shipment of wine. Inside this latest allotment are some delicious wines! Also, in an effort to do something special for Heritage Club members, we purposely held onto a collection of the 2009 Altruist so that we can share this maturing library selection at a later date in all its aged and tasty magnificence! So what else was in this February Heritage Club Shipment?