On Saturday May 8, 2010 about 20 attending TasteCamp 2010 went off to Damiani Wine Cellars in Hector, NY on Seneca Lake. Damiani Wine Cellars makes some wonderful hand crafted wine and we were invited to take part in a Pinot Noir vertical tasting and a tasting from the 2009 vintage which is still in barrel.
I was looking forward to taste and visit with them since my recent interest in Pinot Noir has increased. To listen to Phil Davis and Lou Damiani talk about wine and grapes and growing grapes and farming was inspiring. To have breakfast prepared by Amy Cheatle was definitely a highlight. And to taste the Pinot’s at 8am on Saturday morning was energizing. These people are passionate about wine and passionate about Pinot. You can see it, feel it and taste it.
This was a highlight for me. And as I walk the vineyard, this is the song I kept humming in my head. It made me feel one with the vines and the wines. It really made me feel as if I could be a winemaker.
So, enjoy this little ditty I put toghether…a post on the wines we tasted will be up soon…but for now, enjoy!