At Vin du Lac, the winemaking mission is driven by their desire to establish Lake Chelan as one of the recognized centers of ultra-premium wine production on the West Coast. Since their first vintage in 2002, they have steadily increased production and their use of Chelan Valley wine grapes. They have also continually upgraded their facilities and equipment to incorporate the best of modern wine-making technology that is consistent with Vin du Lac’s dedication to remaining small-scale winemakers. All wine grapes at Vin du Lac are hand harvested. All wine lots are fermented in small batches (1.5 ton red fermenters are typical). All red wines are true barrel-aged wines. They do not use any oak alternatives in any of their wines. Although Vin du Lac has grown significantly from that first 2002 crush, they will never grow so large that they have to abandon boutique production techniques and values. That is their winemaking promise, and the essence of their commitment to quality.
Vin du Lac’s quality shines through with their Vie! Viognier. Sourced from 100% Columbia Valley Viognier, this small production white truly showcases the quality coming out of the Chelan Valley. The wine is fresh and crisp carrying notes of green apple and pear with a subtle characteristic Chelan Valley minerality. The floral nose and subtle complexity makes this a match with lighter fare. Grilled shrimp, scallops, mild flavored fish and poultry dishes will complement this white well. Keep the seasonings mild. Drink now through 2016.