The month of July began with a heatwave in Spokane and the surrounding region. This heat has broken records in Spokane, Washington so, we’re bringing you our most refreshing wine just in time. Huckleberry d’Latah is not just our #1 selling wine, it’s also our best batch ever.

There is often a misconception that this wine will be too syrupy or sweet. I assure you, it is not! Typically, when people think of huckleberries, they may think of huckleberry pie or jam, which have a lot of added sugar to them. Our Huckleberry D’Latah wine is made with real huckleberry juice, without any added sugar, and blended with our premium white wine. So none of the syrupiness! We keep a higher acid level in all of our wines, especially white wines, to keep them tasting fresh and crisp, never cloying.

Our Huckleberry d’Latah, previously known as Huckleberry Riesling, is our #1 selling wine. It is also the #1 selling SKU at most area grocery stores. I think the major reason behind this success is the quality of the wine in the blend. We use our premium Riesling from Ancient Lakes AVA as the base for this deliciously fruity wine. Each vintage may vary on the exact blend of varietals in the wine, but it is always at least 75% Riesling. The 2020 vintage is Riesling with a hint of our fantastic Chenin Blanc and Pinot Gris. The addition of natural fruit juice and huckleberry concentrate gives the wine a deeper fruit character and a beautiful color.

As for the tasting notes, you can expect bold berry and sweet honeysuckle nuances to first greet your nose. The subtle blueberry flavors of wild huckleberries compliment the spun sugar and ripe pear from our Reisling and green apple nuances from the Chenin Blanc and Pinot Gris. You’ll be left with crisp acidity, a hint of ginger, minerality, and berry flavors lingering.

So, if you haven’t tried it, stop by for a glass, and I promise, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Cheers, Natalie