Here's your chance to taste Brys Estate wines! The Brys family and their South African-born winemaker Coenraad Stassen will be in Santa Barbara for the World of Pinot Noir. I've snagged them to come and pour their cool-climate wines for Inside Wine Santa Barbara at our exclusive event.
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery is receiving national attention after recently being named one of the "Top 20 Most Admired Wine Tasting Rooms and Experiences in the United States" by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine--the oldest and largest wine trade publication in North America. Brys Estate is the first Michigan winery to be awarded this recognition.
Under the guidance of Coenraad's winemaking, Brys has earned over 350 medals in national and international wine competitions, including a double gold medal and the "Best of Class" award for the best dessert wine at the 2008 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition for their ice wine "Dry Ice" as well as receiving 1st and 3rd place at the Hardings Cup Competition in 2009 for the 2007 Artisan Cabernet Franc and 2007 Estate Cabernet Franc. Brys Estate also garnered three medals at the prestigious 2010 International Wine & Spirits Competition held in London, England for the 2007 Artisan Pinot Noir, 2008 Gewürztraminer and the 2007 "Dry Ice" wines.
Join Inside Wine SB for a truly special wine tasting. Appetizers will be provided by our venue host Pascucci's on State Street.
2018 Dry Gewürztraminer Reserve
Their 2018 Dry Gewürztraminer Reserve is just released and as-yet-unrated but the 2017 won “Best In Show White Wine” and “Best Gewürztraminer” at the Critics Challenge Intl. Competition and Gold at both the Tasters Guild Intl. and Pacific Rim Intl.
2017 Pinot Blanc Reserve
Aromas of pear and delicious golden apple, with a clean and fresh mid palate and elegant tropical tones, make this a great wine with food as well as a refreshing summer wine on its own. (usual retail $22)
2017 Dry Riesling Reserve (Double Gold 2018 Tasters Guild Intl.)
This well balanced Riesling shows beautiful pear, peach and apricot aromatics. The mid-palate shows an array of stone fruits and is soft and viscous with slight citrus tones on the finish. This 100% Estate Grown German Style wine will appeal to the sophisticated Riesling drinker. (usual retail $20)
2016 Pinot Noir Reserve
This wine has lots of black cherry, white pepper, and spice on the nose. Viscous and luscious palate with a long memorable finish of fruit, spice, and well-integrated French Oak. (usual retail $32)
2016 Artisan Cabernet Franc, unfiltered (Gold at the 2018 Pacific Rim Intl.) The 2016 Brys Estate Cabernet Franc showcases the terroir of our beautiful estate vineyard. It is rich and complex with plum and red berry flavors. On the nose this wine has hints of raspberry, leather, and sweet mint. This wine offers a luscious mouth feel with hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. A soft white pepper spice on the finish completes this wine. The Brys Estate Artisan series of wines was created for the sole purpose of bringing wine lovers the highest quality that each varietal has to offer. Using 90% gravity flow and no filtration, these wines will showcase the highest complexities of aroma and mouth feel. These wines are a limited release and future releases include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Riesling and Chardonnay. (usual retail $50)