An Epoch Moment from John van Erkel in South Carolina
My son and his family visited your winery a few weeks ago. They tasted various wines at your tasting room and brought me one of your bottles. It is the 2011 Authenticity. Now, understand that we are living in Greenville, South Carolina. So he was in Paso Robles just on vacation for a few days. He took the wine on the airplane, just for his Mom and Dad, because our family is made up of wine lovers.
Originally we are from Europe, born in Holland. Although Holland does not have their own wine, we have traveled through all the wine countries in Europe and we learned about all the many different wines. We think we are "little connaisseurs" because we purchased so much wine, also for our own resort and restaurant that we owned in Holland. We have lived in the United States now for more than 35 years and have visited many wineries in the US., but honestly we did not know about all the wineries around Paso Robles. My son and family traveled around Paso Robles and discovered this beautiful wine country. He is a wine lover too.
I just wanted to tell you that the wine he brought me is of such high quality and so delicious. It is just as good or better than the big wine names or brands in the world. We have tasted them all. I wished we were living closer to you, and we would buy a lot of your wines.
Congratulations on your wines, which we consider some of the best in the world.