On Monday June 20th, I joined The Dreaming Tree Wines at a gorgeous summer garden soirée celebrating the launch of their new Sauvignon Blanc, held in one of NYC’s best-kept secret gardens, The New York Marble Cemetery. It was the first time I had experienced such a sweet and summery outdoor event in a beautifully lush green garden space like this. Nothing better than spending an early evening after work with wine, s'mores and delicious wine pairing snacks to celebrate the first official day of summer!
I got a few moments to chat with winemaker, Sean McKenzie, who guided us through the portfolio and introduced the Dreaming Tree 2015 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, a new fresh and juicy summer white with tropical fruit aromas and flavors of grapefruit and lime. I'm always curious to know what kind of effort a company is making to be more sustainable. Well, Sean told me that not only do they only use recycled packaging labels, the bottles themselves are also a quarter pound lighter than normal bottles, which result in a lot less fuel to transport to your table. I also learned that the Dreaming Tree Wines is also part of a solar initiative that includes 17,000 solar panels spanning four wineries — the largest solar footprint in the U.S. wine industry. Not everyone realizes it, but winemaking actually takes a tremendous amount of water and energy during the growing and production cycle. I always appreciate the efforts that brand make to take better care of the environment. In this case, Dreaming Tree Wines really goes the extra mile, from vine to table.