On March 26 under the big tents at Atlantic Station, The Atlanta High Museum celebrated the Vintner's Reception Grand Tasting, prelude to the main event; The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. The Vintner's Reception tasting included over over 90 wine stations. Between the crowded rows of wine offerings was great to meet Steve Reynolds, winemaker and owner of Reynolds Family Winery.
Lets share Mr. Reynolds family story:
"My interest in wine started when I was living in Germany as a young teenager. Wine was always part of our daily life and my father often took the whole family on wine tasting trips through Europe. My father and I dreamed of building a winery together and our vision became reality when my wife, Suzie, and I traded my dental practice for the life of wine growers in 1994."
"The property we bought was a 100-year old chicken ranch that needed lots of love but was full of potential. It took us over a year to clean up and begin renovations. I acted as general contractor, and built everything from the fences to the tasting room. The winery is Tuscan style, surrounded by 10 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1996. We produced our first vintage in 1999 and haven’t looked back."
2003 Persistence™ Red Wine: (57% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Franc; 11% Syrah; 8% Petit Verdot). This well crafted wine shows a deep red-black color with intense aromas of raspberries, ripe black berries, sweet vanilla, brown spices and tobacco. On the palate feels rounded, medium-bodied with pleasant tannins an flavors of plum, dried cranberries, red currants, cinnamon and notes of mineral.
In Atlanta you can find the Reynold Family wines at your favorite wine retail store like, The Wine Cellars, Niko's Wine Corner, Perrine's Wine, All Y' alls Wines, J's Beverage Depot, Ansley Wine Merchants, Halls of Fine Wines, Sherlock's Wine, Mac's Beer and Wine, Decatur Wine and Spirits, HopCity Craft Beer and Wine, Tower Wine and Spirits, Total Wine, Green's and The Dekalb Farmer's Market.