The award-winning Deering Wines sold worldwide recently made their Florida retail debut at Crown Wine and Spirits Palmetto Bay/Pinecrest store, with all other store locations following in the next few weeks.
Proprietors Blair Collins Maus and her husband, Todd, run the boutique vineyard in Sonoma County, California. Blair is a descendent of the Deering-McCormick family, who were early developers of farming technology, and she is the great-great granddaughter of Charles Deering.
In honor of the event, the historic Deering Estate at Cutler is giving Crown patrons one free admission pass to the Estate with each bottle of Deering Wine sold at the Palmetto Bay/Pinecrest store. Limit 2 passes per customer.
In 2010, Blair and her husband introduced their wines to South Florida during the Deering Estate Foundation’s signature event, Wine on Harvest Moon. The guests’ response to the wines were overwhelmingly positive.
“Todd and I have loved coming to Florida to share our wines and have learned by our visits that Florida has very sophisticated wine consumers who are also a lot of fun,” Blair said. “The Deering family has such a rich history in the Miami area. Both my great-great grandfather, Charles Deering, and my great-great uncle, James Deering, built winter homes in the Miami area and they both loved wine. For our family, it feels like the wines are coming home.”
The four wines being sold are:
• 2008 Zinfandel Maus Vineyard — Best of Class Winner, 93 points. This is an incredibly smooth and well-balanced wine packed with ripe fruit and spice — a hallmark of the Maus Vineyard.
• 2008 Deering Ideal — “A Better Red.” Rich, full-bodied flavor, full of dark fruit and spices.
• 2008 Chardonnay Bendimia Vineyard — Gold Medal Winner. A fruit forward French style chardonnay.
• 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Nelligan Road Vineyard — Just released
For more information call your local Crown Wine and Spirits store.