"Announcing the release of 2016 Dandy Rosé."
Official Press Release
Welcome back, Gorgeous!
Spring is on it's way, and we're ready. The new vintage of the “little pink gem” that Texas Monthly’s Jessica Dupuy described as a “wine that prompted the pleasured cry, ‘Hello Gorgeous!’ at first taste” is on its way to a picnic basket near you.
Austin sommelier and winemaker Rae Wilson’s Dandy Rosé is back for a third vintage to welcome the season. This year’s release builds on last year’s success with a 240-case offering to keep Austin’s quaffing cognoscenti quenched well past peak patio.
Dandy Rosé showcases Texas’ natural aptitude for young, fresh wines. Where abundant heat adds ripeness to the crisp dry quality lent by the pedernales—or flint rocks—and limestone escarpments of the hill country, no better dynamic exists for bringing out the bracing, thirst-quenching quality that makes rosé wine the warm-weather go-to the world over.
Proud to be among a handful of producers that use 100 percent Texas fruit, Dandy Rosé has deep roots in the hardscrabble world of Hill Country wine growers. But despite its pastoral pedigree, Dandy’s heart is in the city.
Lush. Balanced. Youthful. Fun. Dandy Rosé is Austin’s wine. Made for her porches and terraces, right in her own backyard.
About the Winemaker
Austin Sommelier/Winemaker, Rae Wilson, works with a range of wine businesses through her consultancy, Wine For the People, tapping 20 years experience in the food & wine industry, including time working cellars in California and Europe.
Curious of the burgeoning Texas wine industry, she worked her first Texas Hill Country harvest in 2011, and by 2014 began establishing a small vineyard on a friend's Blanco County property.
Dandy Rosé started in 2014 with one single barrel (25 cases), and received generous support from the vibrant Austin food scene. Look for the fresh 2016 in restaurants and wine bars across the city.