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Holesinsky Vines

Holesinsky Vines James Holesinsky and Christa Whitmore of Buhl have been making wine for several years and are planning on fully opening next year. They planted ten acres of vinifera in 2000 and to their knowledge are the only certified organic vineyard in Idaho. The vineyard consists of Syrah, Petite Syrah, Merlot, and Chardonnay. with small lots of Port varieties and table. James has been attending LUC Davis for the last several years in Enology and Viticulture via distance learning so they can still tend to the babies (grape plants). They have been making everything from port to ice wine and all dry reds to sweet reds and of course Riesling and chardonnay. James has made wine with Neil Glancy for a year and has a personal friend Jamie Martin/mentor to talk about enology with. I'm still attending school as we speak and will earn my winemaker status next year with fellow classmate Maurine assistant winemaker at Ste Chappell. The winery will be called Holesinsky Vines.


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4477 Valley Steppe Drive, Buhl, ID, US, 83316 Email:
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  The Fat Man
Chocolates & Raspberries on the palate. This Merlot is smooth and full bodied. It is not heavily acidic, but washes down with an astoundingly relaxing finish.
  The Jester
A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. This wine is versatile in its ability to be drank at room temperature, chilled upon preference, immediately after corking, or corked for several hours adding to its unique personality that can cater to your individuality. Pairs as a daily drinker, fresh salads, or with rich meats and cheeses
  The Jezebel
Pressed a half hour after crush, these Syrah grapes fermented using yeast to enhance the nose and palate. Unlike most Rose’s, The Jezebel is lightly effervescent and not overtly sweet, yet rich in fruit flavors such as watermelon, strawberry, and pomegranate. Pairs with fresh fruits, warm weather, and a wooing nature.
  The Monster
Rich caramel flavors with a hint of anisette and well rounded berry. The wine is big, powerful, full bodied, and smooth in its finish.
  The Original
A German style fermentation took place in stainless steel using very special yeasts to create this off-dry Riesling. It is separate from the average American Rieslings in that it has been tested at negative residual sugars and leaves your mouth with a crisp, refreshing flavor.


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