The Evolution of California Chenin Blanc

/ October 10, 2018

Shout out to Craig Haarmeyer from Haarmeyer Wine Cellars for his contribution on a great article from SevenFifty Daily.

"While most varietally labeled options were historically merely cheaper alternatives to Chardonnay, Craig Haarmeyer, who started making Chenin Blanc wines at Haarmeyer Wine Cellars in Sacramento County in 2009, points out that a select few producers were making quality Chenin cuvées long before modern versions emerged. “Chalone Chenin, which was planted in 1919, was a big deal (...)"

“I think that Chenin Blanc is just a great variety to work with,” says Haarmeyer. “It naturally holds its acidity better than some others.” The grape’s adaptability also makes it attractive."

For the full article, click here.