February's Featured Varietal - Petite Sirah

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - Friday, February 28, 2014

Each month, Livermore Valley Wine Country highlights a varietal in our region.

VISIT, LEARN, TASTE and PAIR from one of our 50+ wineries!

Petite Sirah
peh  |  TEET        sih  |  RAH

"Nothing Petite About It!"

Bent Creek Winery, Big White House Winery, Bodegas Aguirre Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Dante Robere Vineyards, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery, Ehrenberg Cellars, Elliston Vineyards, Fenestra Winery, Garre' Vineyard & Winery, John Evan Cellars, Las Positas Vineyards, Les Chenes Estate Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards & Winery Mitchell Katz Winery, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, Rios-Lovell Estate Winery, Stony Ridge Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Thomas Coyne Winery, Wente Vineyards, Westover Vineyards, White Crane Winery, Wood Family Vineyards

"Durif" is a red wine grape known in the US as Petite Sirah, with over 90% of the California plantings being labeled as Petite Sirah are Durif grapes. P.S. I Love You, a California organization for Petite Sirah enthusiasts, is proof of this varietal's robust following.

Traditionally a blending grape, Petite Sirah's bold character and big fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry and dark plum make it a stand-alone favorite.

Try Petite Sirah with sweet barbequed chicken, a cold roast beef sandwich with mustard or mild blue cheeses.

To learn more, visit LVwine.org or discovercaliforniawines.com © Wine Institute