Sept. 11, 2015
First Bottling March 2016
In 2013, our River Junction vineyard in the River Junction AVA was Certified Sustainable under the Lodi Rules program, and since then, 100% of our Viognier has come from our own Estate vineyard. River Junction is at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Rivers.
The fruit for our 2015 Viognier was harvested on September 11, 2015. with an average of 25.8 Brix at harvest. The juice was cold fermented in Stainless Steel to retain the unique fruit characteristics of Viognier.
Light straw in color, the 2015 Viognier from McManis Family Vineyards is a pleasing mixture of stone fruit and fruit cocktail scents. Once across the lips, the luscious liquid delivers loads of Peach and Apricot flavors. These pleasing properties linger in the finish and fade to a faint mineral note.
(Jun 9, 2016 at 4:45 PM)
After a wedding in CA, we have purchased only McMannis Wines. This has a light taste, that I live with all foods. Glad I could find it in IL.
(Sep 20, 2016 at 6:01 AM)
Viognier is our most favorite and the only varietal we have the most difficulty to locate for purchase. Retailers don't have it in distro and supply is low; most need more on hand, due to our interest to keep it stocked in our home.
(Oct 20, 2016 at 9:01 PM)
Tried this for the first time after seeing it's high ranking at my local HEB... I absolutely love it!!!!
(Jan 16, 2017 at 12:33 PM)
Viognier is not a wine commonly found. When I discovered that McManis made it, I ordered a case. It recently paired beautifully with a dinner of smoked pork tenderloin, potatoes and cabbage. Wonderful with fish as well.