Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A New Label in Small Lots: Reinking

Scott Reinking once worked at Whole Foods where he was the wine buyer in the Marin stores. Now you're more likely to find him in a vineyard, working the land.

He started his own small label, Reinking, in 1997 and purchases grapes from organic sources, including McFadden in Mendocino's Potter Valley, Testa (near Ukiah) and the Upton's, also in the Ukiah area.

Reinking makes a Chardonnay and a Riesling from McFadden grapes.

(He also makes a Zin but the grapes are not certified).

Reinking's wines are made in small lots - only 100-150 cases each - and are affordably priced for supermarket sales. For instance, the Chardonnay above sells for about $12.

He also tends a vineyard in Sonoma County, where he says he enjoys working without having to wear a mask for spraying.

Visit Reinking's Facebook page to ask where Reinking wines are sold.

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