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The Rosé Hour Podcast

Dracena Wines


This week we hang with amazing Dapper Dap and sip away with Lori of Dracena Wines!!!

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About Dracena Wines 

Mike and I have loved wine for a long time now, and have made wine for several vintages. We began with one of those “make wine with us” type places. We didn’t know where the grapes were from, other than Lodi, California. We graduated to a more serious operation with Crush Pad in San Francisco. We had rave reviews from our friends and colleagues that had tried our wine. We have dreamed of retiring to California and have purchased the property in Arroyo Grande to fulfill this dream. Now onto the “what are we going to do when we get there” aspect of our lives.
So enter Dracaena wines. Yes, it is a little strange name but there is a story behind it. (of course) Dracaena [druh-see-nuh] is the genus name of the plant better known as the Draco plant. The taxonomy name allowed us to combine our scientific backgrounds while honoring the memory of our adored weimaraner, Draco in our winemaking endeavor.

When our beloved Draco passed away on May 12, 2011, after 14 years of making our lives wonderful, we needed to find a way to help us with our grief and keep his memory alive in our home. Our solution was to purchase a Draco Tree and keep it in the place where Draco ate. Every time we look at the plant, his memory carries on. When we decided to begin our venture into winemaking our maid of honor, and my best friend, Sonja Gerard hand drew the label and placed Draco in the middle of a vineyard.

2019 Rosé 

Tasting Notes Our 2019 dry rose has a luxurious pale salmon color. Pouring this wine reveals aromas of cherry blossom, fresh-picked strawberry, Bing cherry, and white peach, reminiscent of a beautiful Spring day. Your palate will experience strawberry, rose petal, and raspberry flavors enriched with lively acidity. This medium-bodied rose captures warm sunshine in your glass, and we guarantee it will make you smile.

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by Host: Renée J. Johnson