Why do I always seem to visit the most beautiful wineries during the worst weather? Yet despite the chilly day the splendor of Galen Glen Winery still shone through. Set atop a high ridge overlooking its vineyards and the surrounding farmland against a backdrop of rolling hills, the visual appeal of Galen Glen is undeniable. Know what else is appealing? Their wines!
While Galen Glen is famous for its Germanic dry wine varieties, my semi-sweet palate still found plenty to love. We started with the fabulous Semi-dry Riesling 2022 which was bright and fruit-forward. Other favorites included the Semi-dry Gewurztraminer 2021, Vidal Blanc and the Winter Mountain Blush but the biggest surprise of the day was the Bubbly Rose. I’m not usually a fan of Champagne or bubbly fare but this Rose was a true fruity delight. Finally for those who crave the truly sweet, the Corkscrew Willow White and Winter Mountain Blend will be right up your alley.
Galen Glen Winery was first established in 1995 and is family owned and operated. Sarah Galen has been nationally recognized as the Best Woman Winemaker and her daughter Erin is the head winegrower. Galen Glen offers three options for one to kick back and soak up their exquisite views – their tasting room, their pavilion (which is available to rent for events) and finally, their dog-friendly patio. They also host events at the winery such as their popular Chili Cook-off so be sure to follow them on social media so you don’t miss out.