A while back, I found out that some of my Irish relatives were early cultivators of the California wine industry. They founded Concannon Vineyard in the Livermore valley in 1883. Knowing that I wouldn't get out to Livermore to sample the wine, I totally forgot about my heritage as a vitner.
Last Thursday, while at a wine tasting, I took a sip of a smooth, earthy Cab-Sav blend and had to do a double take. The wine was from my family winery, Concannon! The wine has a dark, ruby color, rich finish, and dark fruit flavors. It would be lovely paired with a holiday roast beef or pork with an herb crust.