Ameritage: Is a trade marked brand of Del Rio Springs Vineyard. It is defined as an Amalgamation of America’s new world wine making techniques with the old world skill in the art of wine blending.
In addition to being the combination of American technology in growing high quality wine grapes and the process used in the making of technically sound premium wines, Ameritage wines also combine this new world know-how with the artful skill of meticulous old world blending of different lots of wine together to produce one homogeneous wine is considered to be the highest form of sophisticated winemaking.
Ameritage is a red or white wine blend grown and produced in the United States from vinifera grapes and/or hybrid grapes developed expressly and exclusively for wine production and containing a minimum of 60% vinifera parentage. The blend in Ameritage wines must consist of not less than three (3) single varietal wines with any one wine consisting of no more than 70% of the blend. If a blend consists of less than three wine grape varieties, or more than 70% of any one variety it will not qualify as an Ameritage wine. Proprietary blends and non vintage wines are allowed within the definition of Ameritage so long as they comply with the herein stipulated requirements.
Ameritage wines are most prized for their elegantly smooth silky texture and complex robust structure with long pleasant finished. While they are able to age beautifully for many years, most are also very drinkable when released.