Chris Brockway came to call Berkeley home (for his cellar anyways) by way of Omaha, Nebraska, where he was born and raised, Seattle, and finally Los Angeles, with a couple short stops in between. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he began working in restaurants around the city before decamping to the Pacific Northwest, where he ultimately became interested in wine.
For the 2021 vintage, the fruit was picked early in the morning and the juice was left on the skins until the afternoon, when it was pressed into stainless steel tank. The wine was fermented until dry, then Chardonnay must was added to sweeten the wine and then the wine was bottled. As it warmed up, fermentation occurred again in bottle, providing the gorgeous bubbles. The wine was disgorged by hand with no dosage.
Tasting notes: Lemon and pineapple on the nose. Crisp green apple, lime zest & lemon on the palate. 87% Chenin Blanc + 13% Muscat
winery price $30
pow price $20