Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fenwick Wine Cellars is Delaware's Newest and Smallest Winery...and Quite Good!

Adrian Mobilia is a fourth generation farmer, growing up on the shores of Lake Erie, an area of Pennsylvania rich in the traditions of agriculture. He was raised on his family’s 200-acre farm that consisted mainly of different varieties of grapes, apples, cherries, and peaches. Mobilia learned the family trade early, and enjoyed it so much, that he would continue on to study horticulture at Penn State. When Mobilia left the farm for college in the mid 90’s, the family business was well on its way to what would become the next successful venture. In 1980, they had already begun pressing their own grapes, and by 1989, the juice was going direct to wineries.

The wheels were then set into motion for the Mobilia family to open their own winery.
Working alongside his father Nick, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Pinot Grigio, and Merlot grapes, to the already existing varieties, Adrian Mobilia helped the family winery come to fruition. In 1999 the first bottle of the Mobilia family winery was produced, bottled as Arrowhead Wine Cellars. The winery added another facet to the already existing strong family legacy of farming. Today Adrian and his wife Shannon run the winery together.

According to the website, "The atmosphere is Tuscan chic, from the stone accents, to the orange hued walls; you may envision yourself in a winery in Tuscany, Italy, instead of Fenwick island. That's just what Fenwick Wine Cellars wants you to think! Take your perceptions on wine; your visions of the perfect sip, and visit Fenwick Wine Cellars. They're ready for your palate."

Fenwick is Delaware's newest farm winery. Reflections of Fenwick is a refreshing, clear Seyval Blanc blended with 7% Chardonnay. They also make a good Chambourcin with lots of black raspberry and cherry. Nice body. Great flavor. Black cherries, plums, oak are very prevalent in Fenwick's Merlot, which is aged 18 mos. in American oak barrels.

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