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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Martha Clara Vineyards Viognier 2005
Martha Clara Vineyards Viognier 2005
(search item no. 92553)

PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $12.79

Winemaker's Notes:

Subtle nectarine & peach aromas, this medium-bodied white wine reveals a vast array of flavors. Delicious with soft, bright acidity, this vintage reveals the true aromatic power of this variety without losing its elegance. Well balanced, with a lingering finish that calls for another sip.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve as an aperitif or with seafood. Complements lobster and crab especially well; fresh fruit.

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About Martha Clara Vineyards:

Robert Entenmann, owner of Martha Clara Vineyards' named the venture after his mother, Martha Clara Entenmann. It all began back in 1898. William Entenmann arrived in America from Germany eager to fulfill his dreams in the "land of opportunity." He opened a retail bakery in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn and began delivering cakes, bread and rolls by horse-drawn buggy. William Jr. followed in his father's footsteps and took over the retail shop on Main Street along with 30 home and delicatessen delivery routes. It was there that he met his wife, Martha Clara Schneider, who was one of the pastry sales girls at that time.

In 1978, the family agreed to sell the company and move on to greener pastures. For Robert Entenmann this meant a potato farm turned thoroughbred horse farm on the North Fork of Long Island. The neighboring potato farms began to give way to vineyards; it was just a matter of time before he would follow suit

In 1995 Robert caught the grape bug and planted 18acres of vitis vinifera grapes. Over the next four years his vineyard acreage grew to 112 acres as he anxiously waited for the grapes to come of age. Today, daughter Jackie runs the Long Island vineyards home to over a dozen types of classical European varietals.