We only had time for one more tasting before the wineries closed, so being in close proximity to our last stop, Camp Springs it was!
Another new experience for Aary as Bushmaster and I had been there twice before. Between the three of us, we sampled them all.
- Vidal Blanc Reserve
- Cabernet Franc
- Vidal Blanc Estate
- Vidal Blanc Herbst – oak aged
- Four Mile Blend – a blend of 40% Chamboucin and 60% sweet white
- Merlot – lightly oaked
- Vidal Blanc – sweet white (used in the Four Mile Blend)
- Plum (Estate)
- Blueberry (Estate)
- Honeysuckle – from the flowers
The Merlot was very interesting and delicious. While a dry red, it came off with an unusual sweetness from a high concentration of natural sugars in the grapes. It was one of my favorites. The Honeysuckle wasn’t far behind and I was surprised to find I really liked the Vidal Blanc Herbst. It must have been the oak!
Aary too loved the Honeysuckle. It and the Four Mile Blend were her favorites.
Bushmaster enjoyed all the fruit wines, but it was the Pear that was his absolute favorite. I can already see the wheels turning that he has hopes of purchasing the same variety of pears from their supplier to try his hand at his own pear wine.
We enjoyed great conversation with one of the owners as he pour our tastes and told us about their wines. Camp Springs is another local treasure and a winery not to miss. We scored big when we found out they were having Valentine’s Day discount special and added quite a number of bottles to our wine stash.
Only two more wineries to go to complete the Back Roads Wine Trail, but that will have to wait until Aary’s return visit next month.