Rumor has it that the Vampire Vineyards are actually owned by a circle of vampires, and the company’s founder, an entertainment attorney from New York, is actually just a front. (Whether he and his convertible were commandeered by a Vampire is still a subject for debate.) We do know however that after satiating themselves for years with their Transylvanian blood of the vine, the powers that be decided to spice things up and migrate westward like so many vampires before them.
Using meticulous advance planning, these vampires planted their rootstock at the dawn of the 21st century in the mountainous region of California, where the ocean fog frequently rolls in off the coast providing the perfect cover to their hidden vineyards. Having waited a full seven years, the vampires’ rootstock now has yielded wonderful tight small clusters of grapes that have been skillfully blended by vampire winemakers to produce phenomenal wines — smooth and well rounded, with forward fresh fruit – that have been aged in both French and American Oak Barrels. Sip the Blood of the Vine and enjoy!
While in London last week Ruth and I saw Vampire Wine for sale in Gerry’s Wine and Spirits, This is a wine that we have known about for years; however had never been able to track down a UK supplier; and Vampire Vineyards would not send a case to me 🙁
They also seem to sell a number of different Absinthes and Absinthe accessories 😀
When I have to entertain Goths, or other cool people I will be tripping up here for supplies 😀