• HB

    I just checked out heir website.  I must make a point to go to this winery when I am in the area.  

  • I will have to try and find it! I love trying new wines.

    • When you find it and give it a try let, me know what you think. 🙂

  • Bethanyjolee

    Interesting, this one just came to my phone this morning. At any rate, I like that you write about wine. I can’t drink red wine (makes me really sick) but I love a good white wine anytime! I will also have to see if I can find this. 🙂

    • I really like this wine and winery.  The wine is great and location of the winery is superb.  

      If you prefer white wine check out this post regarding a very nice Chardonnay by Liberty School

  • Thanks for the review Susan.

  • Hhiguy

    The Grenache grape is the same grape that is used to make Beaujolais, isn’t it?

    • To answer your question, this how I understand it. Beaujolais is made primarily with Gamay grapes. Grenache grapes are generally used as blending grapes. In the case of this wine, Renwood made the Grenache grape the dominate grape using other grape varietals to blend, accomplishing the final desired product. Thus the name of the wine. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Sounds like a good wine, Susan. But, I honestly doubt that it’s in the league of Chateauneuf du Pape:-)

    • I would agree with you Catarina. That would be a very tall order indeed. What I can say is, it’s a pretty darn good wine in any case. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Great review! I bookmarked their website because the Grenache was sold out. I certainly will re-visit as it sounds wonderful

    • Hi Jacqueline, It’s a pretty popular wine and when they sell out it takes a while to get some back on the market for obvious reasons. I do know you’d enjoy this one for sure. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    Sounds amazing and one more reason to visit California.

    • Yep, Debra, you need to come visit and then we can go to some pretty cool vintners for a tasting or two. That would be fun.

  • Susan- After your suggestion of your last post for wines, I checked with my local liquor store and there is a law that you can not buy wines online and ship to New Jersey, only if a liquor store decides to care that wine. So it is harder for the smaller wineries to get noticed in New Jersey. So all I can do is salivate over your wines. I am making a list of your suggestions so the next time I am in California, I will give them a try.

    • Hi Arleen, That is the same as it is in Texas, where my family lives. It’s a real bummer, but when I visit, I bring wine with me. It’s like Christmas. I can bring wine as a gift but they just can’t purchase it online. If you do visit CA., it would be fun to show you some of these great vintners and their beautiful locations for sure. 🙂

  • Sounds like a good one, Susan, although I do prefer a more full-bodied red wine. From time-to-time, and with certain foods, a lighter version will do.

    • This is a very pleasant red wine. I love how it compliments a good many dishes, Doreen. I also love their wine tasting room and location. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    The blending of varietals is an interesting way to being out varied and distinct flavor combinations. This is an aspect of the process similar to brewing. Brewers use malts that are prepared in different ways for the characteristics they bring to the finished beer.

    • It is indeed Jon. Blending different varietals is a time tested practice and an art form in and of itself. It can be the difference between and good or great wine. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’ve only tried Granache a couple of times, which if it’s a lighter-bodied red that would explain why. It’s exciting what smaller boutique wineries are producing, only it can be hard to get at such good stuff!

    • Hi Jeri, I do consider myself pretty luck to live a place where there are so many great boutique wineries, this being one. I also love where they are their surroundings. So would you. 🙂

  • I don’t think I’ve ever had a Grenache, so obviously I need to try one. Good to have a lighter bodied red that is an alternative to merlot which is what I tend to look for in that category.

    • I do believe this would be a wine you would enjoy A.K. I’m pretty sure this is available at most stores in your area. When you try it, let me know what you think. 🙂

  • Paul Graham

    Grenache as the dominant variety can make for an excellent wine. Probably wont be near this winery in the near future but do love to buy from wineries as most really know their product

    • Hi Paul, I agree with you. I love to talk to the vintners and hear their story and explanation of the wine. I remember one telling me he was so disappointed with the outcome of his wine, he threw it all away. What wine he did share with me was pretty special. 🙂

  • Hi Susan, I am not a wine drinker, but my wife loves both red and white. What number is it?

    • Hi Bill, If she is into wine that she will enjoy this one. Are you referring to the rating when you refer to the number? Some choose not be ranked/rated. I can check this one to see if you like. 🙂

      • Hi Susan,
        The number I’m referring to is that which indicates 0 for dry and 4 for sweet, for example.

        • That’s a good question. Let me check and get back to you. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    Another good one I see Susan, you do find some appealing wines. Not much of a red wine drinker myself but I have so many other ones to try first I think I’ll stick with my ever growing long list now thanks to you! 😉

    Thanks Susan, love hearing about new ones.


    • Thanks Adrienne, There are pretty good reds out there that I think you would greatly enjoy. Oh and I am so glad I am able to grow a long list of wines for you to try… LOL. Time for a glass, ae?

  • Hi Susan, I am not a wine drinker just like Bill. So, obviously I don’t understand much of these details. But one thing I admire as I catch it from your writing is, you like to know the details and you really enjoyed writing about this red wine 🙂

    • Hi Kumar, I understand. For me the fun of it is discovering the story behind the winemaker, what drives them and where the passion to create wine comes from. That’s fun for me. 🙂

  • Donna Janke

    I like Rhone style varietal wines, so I will have this Grenache a try. Thanks.

    • Then you will enjoy this wine Donna. Please let me know when you give this one a try. 🙂

  • Laurie Hurley

    Oh-oh, now I don’t drink at all, Susan. Ever since my new eating plan – no alcohol. My husband would probably love this, though. He drinks red wine. I forwarded it over to him.

    • I know, but there will be a time that you will Laurie… :D. In the meantime your husband cane happily indulge. I do think he would enjoy this Grenache. 🙂

  • Susan I would like to try out wines but non-alcoholic types. Are there enough of those out there and whats your suggestions?

    • Hi Welli. There was a time that there was little to offer, nowadays there are quite a few. I haven’t tried any, so I cant’ fairly give you any recommendations but I will look into it. 🙂

  • Jay

    I don’t drink but i know a few people who would love this

    • I do realize not everyone does Jay. I think the stories behind the vintner is fun. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Hi Susan, I find your posts very interesting to read. I don’t drink and I really don’t know anything about wine (save for my teenage years 🙁 )

    Have a great day, Monna

    • Hi Monna, Thanks. I too find researching the different vintners interesting. I love finding out about there passion. Aw, those teenage years… LOL.

  • Hey Susan,

    This is a great post on Hollys Hill Granache. I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but although I’m not a wine drinker, I can definitely tell that you are passionate about it! Its that type of energy that I love about this post! Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Sherman, No worries, not everyone is a drinker of wine, i get that. What I do enjoy is sharing their stories. All are unique and interesting, in and of themselves. 🙂

  • Terry Jago

    I will look for that wine.. I like your recommendation !

    • Hi Terry, Cool! Let me know what you think when you give it a try. 🙂

  • Jacs Henderson

    I’m sure to love any red wine inspired by Chateauneuf du Pape and what a smart looking bottle 🙂
    Lovely story of how the winery began, a honeymoon baby …
    enjoy that glass!

    • Thanks Jacs, It is as lovely a wine and the label predicts. 🙂