District Winery will soon release its inaugural wine – the 2017 Dry Rosé – to the public at a special Rosé Release party on Sunday, April 22.
The 2017 Dry Rosé marks not only a huge milestone for the urban winery, but for the city as well as the first wine produced fully on-site and in DC. The team, led by head winemaker Conor McCormack, worked closely with growers in Madera, CA to select and hand harvest the Old Vine Grenache grapes before sending them on refrigerated trucks to District Winery. It is here where the winemaking process immediately began in its state-of-the-art facilities. The rosé, a soft salmon-pink hue, is characterized by distinct notes of strawberry, guava, bubblegum, and spice. An expressive and supple texture marks a long finish.
“We couldn’t be more excited to share our first DC-made wine,” says McCormack. “Our amazing winemaking team worked very hard during the 2017 harvest season – to craft not only this rosé, but all of our wines – and seeing it come to fruition is a very proud moment for us.”
The Rosé Release party is a public, ticketed event with two distinct time slots (12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm) on 4/22. The party will transport guests to beautiful Provence with its Riviera-themed decor, unlimited food offerings, live entertainment and abundant supply of rosé. Tickets – which may be purchased at www.districtwinery.com/rose – are priced at $75 per person that includes three alcoholic drink tickets, or $95 per person which also includes a bottle of rosé. Bottles will also be available for purchase beginning that day at the event. They can also be purchased from the tasting bar for $25 a bottle.
District Winery is a boutique urban winery in the heart of The Yards, the bustling waterfront community within DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood along the Anacostia River. District Winery is located at 385 Water Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Photos courtesy of District Winery