While on a vacation on Cape Cod recently I had the opportunity to taste some wines from Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod and talk with Emerson, a winery cellar rat. The winery has been owned by Dave Roberts and his family since 2007 when he retired from the wine & spirits industry. Aware of their location near a National Seashore they do what they can to preserve the ecosystem and environment around them with their recycling, composting and other sustainable practices in the vineyards and winery.
Co- wine makers David Roberts Jr. and Matyas Vogel make 13 different wines and only 5 acres planted to vines, so they also purchase grapes from Mass., New York and California. The vines were planted in 1991 and today they grow only Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Merlot and are all hand harvested.
I tasted 2 white blends and a Merlot and thought they were all solid wines.
The Right White is a nice blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Vignoles and is a nice crisp and clean blend with good fruit and a light mouth feel. Great for a summer afternoon.
The Diamond White ($17) is a semi sweet blend made for a very aromatic nose and pleasant taste and went well with my clams and a burger later in the day.
The 2009 Merlot ($21) is comparable with Merlots from around the country and has good fruit and medium tannins after being aged for 20 months in American oak.
If you find yourself coming back from whale watching in Provincetown or checking out the nearby lighthouses, Truro Vineyards in just of Rt.6 at 11 Shore Rd. Route 6A Truro Ma. 02652 (508)487-6200. Call for hours as they vary by time of the year. http://trurovineyardsofcapecod.com/index