A variety of quality wines will be available at HeliFest. This popular concept originates with our successful Wild Brew Yonder evening event. Not everyone was into the beer so we introduced some popular wines and bingo, we had a winner.
Sample wine from some top wineries and enjoy great food while checking out the Whirlybirds!
Here's how it works. Purchase a HeliFest collectors wine glass for $5, then purchase $5 tokens and start sampling. Wine is only 1 token per glass!
A Vinho Verde blend of Loureiro, Trajadura and Alvarinho
literally translates to "Green Wine" because of its youthful freshness not its color.
Harmonious wine with a fresh, fruity and delicate aroma where the presence of tropical fruits and fragrant white flowers are evident.
Ideal as an appetizer or pair with oriental cuisine, salads or light meat dishes.
Portuga brand blend of Castelao, Touriga Franca, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Dark and attractive bright ruby colors with intense aroma and notes of ripe red fruits.
On the palate, an initial hint of cinnamon at first contact with sensations that prolong in the mouth tasting with well balanced body and fine tannins.
Slight notes of wood and a long and complex finish makes this wine pair well with all meat, fish and poultry dishes.
Andreas Hildebrandt owner of a small beer/wine importing and distribution business will be presenting some of his favorite wines from France and California. These wines represent some of the best value for quality in the industry. Andrew Perelli-Minetti will also be present to show his wine from Napa which his grandfather started over 80 years ago.
Reserve deD' Laube - Merlot/ Syrah Blend from the Cotes du Rhone Area of France - Wonderful bold flavors of raspberry and the subtle finish of the fine French wines
Reserve de Laube - Viognier / Sauvignon Blanc Nice Sauvignon Blanc style finish - good nose.
Both of these wine are made by one of the predominant wineries of the Chateau Neuf de Pape Region. Full flavors of Apricots, Peaches and Honey are the attributes of this wine combined with good length and full taste.
Pinot Blanc 2009 from Alsace - Lorraine - Winery Gisselbrecht The best Pinot Blanc we have found. Full flavor, good finish. 100 % Pinot Blanc grape from France close to the German border.
Banda Azul Crianza from Spain - From Federico Paternina winery Rioja. Full bodied, smooth, good finish. This Rioja delivers great value for superb quality. Paternina is one of Rioja’s great names and has always been motivated by a genuine desire to produce a quality product at a fair price is exemplified in Banda Azul.
Mario Perelli Minetti - 2006 Cabernet Napa Valley Superb wine from Napa. Full bodied, great flavor. Soft & silky on the palate, well balanced with oak tannins and dark berry fruit. Good with lamb, pastas, red meats and even spicey foods
Terrica Chardonnary from Paso Robles. Golden in color with aromas of tropical fruit, peach, vanilla and hints of sweet oak. Medium bodied and complex with a well balanced mouth feel offering tropical & stone fruit, mineral and citrus flavors. Ending with a satisfying creamy finish.