Sean Jeffries, one of my readers, recommended I take a look at the Barefoot Sweet Red Wine. So off to the store I went. The price was so reasonable I bought three different bottles and gave them each a try. My neighbor and I tasted their Sweet Red Wine, Moscato Spumante, and Chardonnay. The Sweet Red Wine and Moscato Spumante are true to their name. I can see where these wines would be something someone with a sweet wine tooth would enjoy. The Chardonnay was light and fruity and not quite as sweet as the first two.
Barefoot Wines and Bubbly
Barefoot Wines and Bubbly, like many great ideas, was conceived in a garage by Davis Bynum. His first creation was the Barefoot Bynum Burgundy. Enter Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey. They then took the label and the wine mainstream in 1986. Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery then bought the Barefoot label and winery in 2005.
The Barefoot Cellars are based in the California Central Valley region, in the town of Modesto.
The idea for Barefoot Wines label was simple. It was because it was easy to pronounce, and it initially started as a home operated winery. The name purpose of their label and the wine was to have fun with it. The problem was finding the right image for the label. To share a fun fact about their label; they weren’t able to find something they liked, something that would fit their wine. In their frustration, Bonnie Harvey just rolled out some paper, stepped on an ink-pad with her foot and created the footprint you see on the label today, how cool is that.
Their motto is “Good times are great, but good times that do good are even better.” They take that motto to heart by sponsoring and participating in many charitable events or causes such as Association of Volleyball Professionals, “Walk For A Cause”, “Beach Rescue Project” and “LGBTQ”. They now support over 3,000 charities worldwide.
Barefoot Wines produces 17+ unique varietals and blends. Barefoot Wines has received several awards and accolades including the “Fastest growing wine amongst the TOP 5 Popular brands” and “Market Watch Magazine Wine Brand of the Year in 2007.”
This is what the Winemaker has to say about each of these wines:
“Sweet Red Wine: Chill out (no seriously, try this chilled) with the ripe, juicy flavors of raspberry, pomegranate, and cherry. Perfect partners for Grilled veggies. Marinated steaks. Gather up the family and friends for a BBQ.
Moscato Spumante: Sweet as a peach! Apricot and peachy flavors mix it up with a crisp acidity that hangs around with a really nice finish named tangerine. Aperitif or après dinner (ok, you can even enjoy it during) Perfect partners with a dessert or heat it up with a plate of something spicy.
Chardonnay: Dripping with honeyed peach and Fuji apple flavors, it’s as smooth and golden as… gold. Medium-weight with a sweet vanilla aroma. Yum! From sunsets to that reality show marathon. This Chardonnay always has a good time with fresh fruits, white sauce pasta, and some light seafood.”
You can find these very reasonably priced wines just about anywhere such as; wine.com, amazon.com, bevmo.com, CostPlus/World market, target.com, and many grocery stores or wine markets.
You can find this wine just about anywhere. It is impossible to miss because the unique the label. If you’re a fan of a sweeter wine, then these are the wines for you.
Time for a glass…
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