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Guest Pouring at Early Mountain!

Guest Pouring at Early Mountain!

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Posted on May 03, 2013

Join us as we welcome John Kiers from Ox-Eye Vineyards to Early Mountain on Saturday, February 9. John will be pouring samples of his 2011Riesling that is featured in our tasting room.
2011 RieslingTasting Notes
Off Dry Citrus nose with lemon and a hint of honey. Flinty, with bright acidity. Perfect with shellfish. Will age very well.
About Ox-Eye
Ox-Eye is in Augusta County, near Staunton, Virginia. It has a top elevation of 1830 ft. with slopes that face east-southeast. It was dubbed Ox-Eye after the ox-eye daisies that at times proliferate the landscape. The Kiers family planted their first two acres of grapevines in 1999, eventually covering 20 acres with vines.
The site has proven to be an excellent one. The limestone base provides vital nutrients for healthy vines and fruit. The deep soil allows the vines to thrive without irrigation. Even during drought years there has been little to no drought stress. The constant breezes help control diseases and create good air drainage to combat frost. The diurnal shift helps ripen fruit with some of the highest sugars in Virginia without loss of acidity.
After selling grapes to area wineries for over a decade, the Kiers family built their own winery in 2010 and now bottle 100% Estate wines from fruit grown on their farm. Learn more athttp://www.oxeyevineyards.com.