What is Wine Blending?
Wine blending is the process of combining different wine varietals to create a composite that's better than any of the wines separately on their own. The wines blended might be from different varieties, different regions, different wood—and non-wood-aging, And different vintages.
Did you know: Wine makers don't have to label their wine as a blend as long as 75% of the wine is from a single varietal.
WINE BLENDING EXPERIENCE
Craft your own signature blend in our hidden urban winery, located in the chic underground of 848 Sussex in Lawrence Park just outside of Philadelphia. Our expert wine stewards will guide you through an in-depth understanding of grape varietals and their flavor profiles so you may create your own masterpiece to take home (after allowing it to age in the bottle for 9 months.) This highly social and interactive experience is ideal for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, girls' night out, bridal showers, corporate events, graduations, or any special occasion you’d like to raise a glass to! The perfect team building experience!
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Each grape variety that is added to a wine blend contributes a special attribute, which combines to create a perfectly well-rounded, rich and smooth tasting wine. Wines from Bordeaux and Champagne are world-renowned for their exceptional wine blends.
All our wines are sourced from only the finest vineyards in Lake County, California (region adjacent to Napa and Sonoma.)
So, what grapes make the perfect blends? Here are a few examples of some popular wine blends.
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Image courtesy of: Wine Folly
FAMOUS WINE BLENDS
If you made your own wine blend, what would you make?
Check out the infographic below showcasing classic white and red wine blends from around the world.
Creating the blend might just be the most creative (and fun!) part of being a winemaker.
It’s the moment where you get a chance to exercise your skills at flavor balancing. In fact, the process of blending goes beyond just putting grape varieties together. Many winemakers go through a rigorous barrel selection process to identify the best tasting wines.
The top barrels go into a winery’s reserve bottlings, either reserved as a single variety or put together into a cuvée (French for ‘vat’).
At Vino Bambino Winery, once receiving our California grapes, our wines are all handcrafted right here in Pennsylvania! We utilize old world winemaking methods - that have been used in our winemaker's family for generations - paired with modern technologies to craft our wine. We then age our wine in special Oak barrels.
After the wine is made, we allow you, our customers, to become the winemaker and make your own masterpiece through our one-of-a-kind interactive Wine Blending Experiences. You can blend & purchase additional bottles or cases of your special blend - this is NOT your typical wine tasting.
We invite you to be a part of our story and add your special blend to your collection.
Infographic courtesy of Wine Folly