“Farming isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life” – TomGoreVineyards.com. 

I talk about Tom Gore Vineyards on the blog a lot, because I genuinely enjoy these wines. Tom Gore is a second generation grape farmer from Sonoma County with a passion for grape growing and wine production. Recently I received something fun from the vineyard! A beautiful basket filled with all the supplies needed to start my own herb garden in my small NYC apartment. I now have fresh herbs growing in the comfort of my NYC window, and will be able to use them very soon.

I am not as patient when it comes to wine tasting, as I am waiting for herbs to grow, so I couldn’t help myself and had to sip my 2015 Tom Gore Sauvignon Blanc with Farmers Market Mussels and Clams, that I steamed with some garden vegetables and herbs. This dish is a great match with the crisp, grassy, and grapefruit driven sauvignon blanc.

“As Tom puts it, “Much like a chef needs outstanding ingredients to let a dish shine, a winemaker needs high-quality grapes to make a very good wine.” Tom sees his wines as time capsules, or expressions of the growing season, and is most proud of explaining what he does as a farmer—connecting people to the earth and telling the story of where the wine comes from.” –TomGoreVineyards.com

Tom Gore Vineyards also produces a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and two Reserve Reds. I am always a fan of a winery that produces wines with a purpose. Tom Gore vineyards produces great wine, but also strives to deliver the best farming techniques and grape quality. As farmers, that’s exactly what you will taste in their wines; simple, elegant, and complex with a lot to offer and nice aging potential.

The Cabernet Sauvignon I am quite a fan of, even in summer. I tend to enjoy this wine with grilled meats, fish, and vegetable sides on a cooler summer evening. If you enjoy your reds, this wine goes great with bbq, cigars, and makes a great gift for the host/hostess. Be sure to pick up Tom Gore Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon from your local wine shop for Labor Day! These wines will not disappoint.

Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love… please pair responsibly!