Have You Heard the News? GouYAY for Gouais!
Gouais Blanc pronunciation: Goo – aaay Blahn
Gouais Blanc is an ancient white grape variety that has been cultivated in Europe since at least the 8th century. It is known for producing wines with distinct aromas and flavors of apples, pears, and citrus fruits, as well as a spicy finish.
The grape was once widely planted in France and Germany, and was even favored by Charlemagne, but has since nearly disappeared from modern viticulture.
But now it’s at Pamar Vineyard in the Van Duzer Corridor AVA, produced by Björnson Vineyard, and released for purchase May 1! We are the first to commercially plant and produce Gouais Blanc in the New World.
Why plant such a grape? Mark Björnson explains “Gouais is a bit of lost history in your glass. It’s the wine of our peasant ancestors. It’s one of the most important grapevines in viticulture history, yet almost no one alive today has tasted it.”
Purchase a bottle in our tasting room or click on the bottle image to order online. Limited quantities are available.