Guthrie Family Wines

Guthrie Family Wines Galaxy Carbonic Carignan, Napa Valley, USA, Red Wine, Bottle
Guthrie Family Wines

GALAXY CARBONIC CARIGNAN

$526

By Guthrie Family Wines

RED | PLAYFUL
“Wow! That’s a whole lot of fun in your mouth!” Fifi said it best! Katy Perry to the Heirloom Grenache’s Britney Spears.

WHAT WE TASTE
Handfuls of sour Skittles, blood orange and cranberries

PERFECT PAIRING
Burgers & fries while jamming to Baby One More time (according to Blair)
TEMP CHECK
30 min of chill
ABOUT GUTHRIE FAMILY WINES

Blair and Caroline Guthrie are making honest wines, farmed responsibly. Their baby side project (only 600 cases a year) is filled with so much love – their wines are comforting and lighthearted as a Sunday morning dance party in your bathrobe. Beneath that, they are strongly focused on preserving and encouraging the good in the world – environmentally, ethically and everything in between.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Blair makes this wine *because* of the vineyard. The Testa Vineyard was planted in 1912 and is a reflection of everything Blair is looking to represent in his wines – farmed organically since before anyone cared about that, family-owned, fluffy dogs running around. The fact that the vineyard is SO old also helps tone down how much fruit the vines produce – Carignan can produce up to four times the amount of fruit as Cabernet Sauvignon. Less fruit = more concentration = better quality wines (think about watering down mix-a-drink, it’s no good when it’s too diluted)
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Mendocino County, California, USA
Grape: Carignan
Style: Crunchy and bright
Ingredients: Grapes + absolutely minimal sulphites
Guthrie Family Wines Kisses Viognier Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, USA, Pink Rose Wine bottle
Guthrie Family Wines

KISSES PINK VIOGNIER

$465

By Guthrie Family Wines

ROSÉ | PINK POWER (KINDA?)
Is it pink? Is it white? We’re not even sure! It’s a white grape with some red grape skin action!

WHAT WE TASTE
Rose, tangerine – and yes, the winemaker said this – a tube of fresh tennis balls on the nose.

PERFECT PAIRING
Sunny, summery days, evenings, and nights
TEMP CHECK
Keep this little disco ball chilled
ABOUT GUTHRIE FAMILY WINES

Blair and Caroline Guthrie are making honest wines, farmed responsibly. Their baby side project (only 600 cases a year) is filled with so much love – their wines are comforting and lighthearted as a Sunday morning dance party in your bathrobe. Beneath that, they are strongly focused on preserving and encouraging the good in the world – environmentally, ethically and everything in between.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They seek out some of the best in the biz farmers in the region, who are doing things the right way in the vineyards. Using the by-product of sugar cane processing, their corks look a little different, but they’re totally carbon neutral. Eschewing capsules entirely, they’re saving waste on that front too. They also support cool young artists they trawl up on the interweb for their labels.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Have you seen it?! Kidding! This pretty little pink baby was a solution to a couple of challenges – drought, fires and potential smoke taint. The solution? Get creative! Which is exactly what Blair did! Inspired by a technique called Ripasso used in Italy where lighter Valpolicella wine is ‘repassed’ over the skins of punchier Amarone to pull some colour, texture and flavour, he did the same thing with Viognier (a white grape!) and Pinot Noir skins. Bada-bing, bada-boom – pink Vio!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Mendocino County, California, USA
Grape: Viognier (with Pinot Noir skins)
Style: Cute & crushable
Ingredients: Grapes, sulfites
Guthrie Family Wines Jurassique Grenache Blanc, Napa Valley, USA, White Wine bottle
Guthrie Family Wines

JURASSIQUE GRENACHE BLANC

$465

By Guthrie Family Wines

WHITE | EASY BREEZY
This gorgeous Grenache Blanc is about as trippy as it’s psychedelic dinosaur fantasy label – is it creamy, is it crunchy? Somehow, it’s both!

WHAT WE TASTE
Elderflower, lime blossom, key lime pie

PERFECT PAIRING
Paprika-spiced octopus, cheesy pasta, Siu Mai
TEMP CHECK
Cool as the label!
ABOUT GUTHRIE FAMILY WINES

Blair and Caroline Guthrie are making honest wines, farmed responsibly. Their baby side project (only 600 cases a year) is filled with so much love – their wines are comforting and light-hearted as a Sunday morning dance party in your bathrobe. Beneath that, they are strongly focused on preserving and encouraging the good in the world – environmentally, ethically and everything in between.

THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
They seek out some of the best in the biz farmers in the region, who are doing things the right way in the vineyards. Using the by-product of sugar cane processing, their corks looks a little different, but they’re totally carbon neutral. Eschewing capsules entirely, they’re saving waste on that front too. They also support cool young artists they trawl up on the interweb for their labels.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
It really does tick all the boxes – refreshing as you like but with an otherworldly substance that makes it perfect to pair with any festive feast.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Sonoma County, California, USA
Grape: Grenache Blanc
Style: All you ever wanted in a white
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphur