Standing Stone Vineyards Go Vertical

Saperavi Grapes Photo Courtesy Wikipedia

Saperavi Grapes Photo Courtesy Wikipedia

     Standing Stone Vineyards to host a vertical tasting of their popular Saperavi on Sunday November 16, 2014.  Tom & Marti Macinski become the first vintners in the nation to bottle the Saperavi grape under its newly recognized and rightful name.  The N.Y. Wine & Food Classic double gold medal-winning 2012 vintage will be part of the November 16th tasting.  This vintage is featured in the November 30th issue of Wine Spectator Magazine where it was awarded a 88 point rating.  Owner and winemaker Marti Macinski will be leading the two Saperavi vertical tasting sessions Sunday afternoon at 1:00 and again at 3:00.  This is a great opportunity for guests to learn from the leading expert on this up and coming wine grape.  Tickets are $20 and include food pairings from Dano’s. Reservations can be made by calling 607-582-6051 or by e-mail at

2 thoughts on “Standing Stone Vineyards Go Vertical

  1. It is a nice event showcasing a really interesting variety. We went last year. We grow this variety in Pennsylvania and just bottled the 2013. There are not a lot of these vines producing. If you get a chance they are worth a taste. It is a deep red and full bodied vinifera. The wines made from this grape go beyond expectations for cool climate reds.


    1. Thanks Chuck for your comment on the Saperavi tasting at S.S.V. I was unaware that Saperavi grapes were being grown in PA. I look forward to tasting some Saperavi the first chance I get.


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