Barbera is believed to have originated in northern Italy in the famed Piedmont region, where it is widely planted. It has always played second fiddle to the noble Nebbiolo grape but man, does it have potential! While Barbera can often be seen as a workhorse grape for affordable, quick-to-market wines, there’s a whole other story to be told when it’s grown on primo ground and treated with the love and attention it deserves. The half acre of Barbera planted on our Hames Valley Vineyard receives just that and it is an exceptional example of New World-style Barbera. Our 2019 vintage is bright and appealing, with red fruit flavors of ripe cherry and raspberry with a hint of baking spice and pumpkin bread. The texture is vibrant yet velvety with juicy, supple tannins and an exuberant fresh fruit character.