Shindig is the brainchild of Sommelier Andrew Stover of Washington, DC’s OYA, SEI and Sax Restaurants. Stover launched the Shindig line of wines in 2009 with a focus on high quality, small production selections that highlight emerging American wine regions while being under $20 retail per bottle. Stover partners with wineries across the USA to produce fun, easy drinking Shindig wines that highlight either an interesting wine region or an interest- ing grape variety.
Shindig Croft Vineyard Pink, Willamette Valley, Oregon
**Organically Farmed Grapes from Croft Vineyard Bright and fresh pink with notes of pink grapefruit, lemongrass and apricot, slightly zesty finish. The perfect patio sipper!
Shindig Vidal Blend, Finger Lakes, New York
**Gold Medal: Best East Coast Wine for Oysters, Old Ebbitt Grill Oyster Wine Competition 2011
ZESTY! Crisp! The perfect sushi and ceviche sipper. SHINDIG White is a fresh blend of Vidal Blanc and Riesling and reminiscent of the great wines from the Basque Region of Spain or Italian Pinot Grigio. Amazing with raw oysters and other raw seafood. Blend crafted by Sommelier Andrew Stover and produced by Alie Shaper of Brooklyn Oenology.
Shindig Red Blend, Michigan
For Shindig Red, Stover partnered with Sam Simpson of Good Harbor Vineyards on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. Shindig red is a blend of 7 different varietals, including Vinifera and hybrids. 35% Marechal Foch, 25% Leon Millot, 10% Pinot Noir, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 5% Chancellor, 5% Dechaunac. Bright and juicy with notes of black cherry, plum and hints of forest floor. Round and supple with just a hint of sweetness.