Holland, Michigan – The 2017 season was very good for Blue Silk. The Blue Crop fruit was high in natural sugar this year, and had an amazing flavor from day one. Production increased significantly from last year, thanks to a good crop and high demand. The 2016 Vintage sold out within 10 months!
Compared to last year, the 2017 vintage of Blue Silk is very similar, but with a little bit more tart character, and a stronger “Blue Crop” flavor than the 2016. One of the beautiful things about using 100% fruit in our wines is that no two years will taste exactly the same.
There is no recipe for Blue Silk. Each year, the wine is balanced, aged, and bottled by taste alone, with individual care being given to each batch. In the end, the 2017 vintage came out just as balanced and fruit-forward as the past year. Keep your eyes open for the Blue Silk release party coming up around our 1 year anniversary!
Thank you to everyone that made year one possible! A special thanks to our cellar team, Lance Wassink and Ryan Johnson! Keep an eye out for Ryan’s new brewery coming soon to Holland.