Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Meeting the Barefoot Winery Winemaker and a Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

You have probably seen that I have reviewed a number of wines on my blog over the last few years.  I love to try new wines.  I have worked with Kelly from Gallo over the years.  She always sends me amazing bottles to sample.  One of the wineries that she sends me wine from is Barefoot.  I have truly enjoyed sampling a variety of Barefoot's wines over the years.  I was recently given the opportunity to have lunch with Kelly and Barefoot's winemaker!  They were recently here in Vegas and they treated me to a really fun lunch.

My delicious lunch!

We met at a really great Italian restaurant.  It was so nice to get to meet Kelly because I have never actually had the pleasure to meet up with her in person.  I also enjoyed getting to sit down with Jennifer Wall and talk about the amazing wines that she makes.  I was so impressed by how passionate she is about Barefoot wines.  I truly understand why too!  Barefoot offers excellent wines that are very reasonably priced.  I honestly purchase them on my own because I know they will never disappoint.  What is your favorite Barefoot wine?  I personally love many of them.  

I was given the opportunity to try some of the Barefoot wines at our fun lunch.  It was really neat to sit down with the winemaker and learn more about these too!  What did we sample?  We had Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco, Barefoot Refresh Crisp Red, and Barefoot Bubbly Fusions Tropical.  These were so much fun to try throughout the course of our meal.

Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco
This was the first wine that we tried.  I was very excited because this is very new to the Barefoot line!  This is a sparkling Italian wine.  It is a great alternative to champagne.  This comes from Italy and is made with grapes that are grown in the Prosecco region.  I truly loved this wine.  It is light and crisp.  It is a bit fruity and has an excellent flavor.  This just might be one of my new favorites.

Barefoot Refresh Crisp Red
We then tried Barefoot's Refresh Crisp Red.  This is a unique style wine.  It is light and bubbly.  It is a great wine to drink on those warm days.  It is perfect served on ice.  The wine has a hint of sweetness, but I didn't find it too sweet.  Jennifer explained to me that Barefoot's wines are balanced.  I really find this to be true.  

Barefoot Bubbly Fusions - Tropical
This was the last wine we sampled.  This is one of Barefoot's newer varieties too.  This wine was very impressive.  It is a sparkling wine that is packed with flavor.  The tropical variety is perfectly sweet and has a pineapple, mango and papaya flavor.  This is super fresh tasting.  It is light and easy to drink.  I can't wait to try the other varieties too.  They offer the Fusions in Berry and Citrus too.  I will be keeping an eye out for these at the store.

I just want to thank Jennifer and Kelly for the wonderful opportunity to meet them, have a wonderful lunch, and sample these excellent Barefoot wines.  

You can learn more about all of the wines that Barefoot offers by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

1 comment:

  1. How awesome is that! I have to say, you have a pretty awesome job :). I would love to do some wine tasting. I'm not that familiar with barefoot winery but the wines sounds delicious. I would love to try the Barefoot Bubbly Fusions - Tropical!