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The Norton Wine Traveler's Wine Journal

Jan 04, 2010
Wineries Visited:
Wine Glass 257
Journal Entries:
Wine Journal 260
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Former military pilot and retired educator enjoying life with rhododendrons, magnolias, travels, and Norton wine explorations. Recommended reading of Norton wines is Todd Kliman's The Wild Vine.

Favorite States

StateYour ReviewsWineries in StatePercentProgress
Missouri Wineries4213331%
Arkansas Wineries62030%
Alabama Wineries41723%
Louisiana Wineries2922%
Georgia Wineries157320%
Virginia Wineries5028517%
South Carolina Wineries52917%
Tennessee Wineries95416%
North Carolina Wineries2114214%
West Virginia Wineries21513%
Kentucky Wineries97112%
Illinois Wineries91048%
Rhode Island Wineries1137%
Massachusetts Wineries2405%
Kansas Wineries2444%
New Hampshire Wineries1234%
Minnesota Wineries2623%
Maryland Wineries2712%
Idaho Wineries1432%
Wisconsin Wineries2992%
New Mexico Wineries1581%
New Jersey Wineries1611%
Ohio Wineries31921%
Pennsylvania Wineries42661%
Iowa Wineries1771%
Texas Wineries33101%
California Wineries1623741%
New York Wineries13131%

Latest Winery Visits

Lake Anna Winery (added Oct 19, 2020)
Cave Ridge Vineyard (added Oct 19, 2020)
Burntshirt Vineyards (added Oct 11, 2020)
Saint Pauls Mountain Vineyards (added Oct 11, 2020)
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Latest Wine Journal Entries

Kosicek Vineyards (written Oct 05, 2021)
Wine: 3 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 4 stars
Appreciated during this covid era was the orders taken at the bar and tastings done at individual tables with wines noted on each glass. Our hostess gave us an honest overview of local wine practices. Seven whites, three 'pinks' and eleven reds. Rather generic in tastes overall, but a nice introduction to what wines can be found in Ohio.

Quarry Hill Winery (written Oct 03, 2021)
Wine: 3 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 5 stars
One host, Emily, smiling and serving 22 people at one time as she greeted guests, cooked, offered tastings, rang up sales and cleaned the facilities by herself. And there are those who do not have faith in today's youth?? We found a delightfully dry, green apple tasting (yes, you are located among hundreds of acres of apples trees) Pinot Grigio and an unexpected heavier bodied, yellow 'dry' Riesling. Red wines were typically northern state light-to-medium bodied vinifera Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah and a blend attempt. Our success here was finding an uniquely smooth, semi-fruity Apple 'gift' wine.

Stonegait Winery (written Sep 15, 2021)
Wine: 3 stars Winery: 3 stars Ambiance: 3 stars
Unassuming and rather new to the Ohio wine scene, this winery surprised me with its offerings of not only vinifera wines but also American hybrid selections. They are producing a light Marquette example which can easily accompany most meals plus an exceptional, uniquely clear, refreshing Russian Rkatsiteli. As described by my wife, ~ 'like Champagne without the fizz.'

Barrel Oak Winery (written Jun 23, 2021)
Wine: 5 stars Winery: 4 stars Ambiance: 4 stars
Norton Wine Review: Back in 2010 I noted what a delightful 2008 BOW Norton wine case gift we received from our daughters. Upon opening my first bottle, I reported that this was most probably going to be a good Norton wine which displayed strong tannins and lack of in-bottle maturity. Every year following we opened yet another bottle which brought many happy tasting smiles. Alas, we just opened their last Norton eleven years later and the wine was simply STUNNING. Thank you Barrel Oak Winery for such a well prepped Norton offering.

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