Curds and Corks Club alert: this year’s last shipment from Upper Bench Winery and Creamery promises to be the best yet!  It will include their Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, highly medalled 2011 Chardonnay, as well as two surprise cheeses.  It’s not too late to join.  Four shipments are sent each year, containing six bottles of wine and three cheeses for $180 plus shipping charges.  Consumers will be happy to know that all of Upper Bench’s cheeses are 100% pasteurized and government-tested prior to release.  Shana Miller, the “Big Cheese” proudly submits all her products for testing in order to ensure the protection of consumers’ health while meeting high quality standards.
A Curds and Corks Club membership makes a great Christmas or corporate gift package.  Or, if you prefer, the winery will happily customize a wine and cheese basket.

New releases to taste and purchase include:

2012 Chardonnay $25.00
This lightly oaked Chard is crisp and clean on the palate, with citrus and stone fruit notes.  It pairs beautifully with their lusciously creamy Upper Bench Gold cheese.

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon $35.00
Winemaker Gavin Miller is justifiably proud of this 100% Cab, which shows great varietal character and structure…its fine tannins give it great cellaring potential.

This family-owned operation is open all year-round , seven days a week – so be sure to drop by for a great wine and cheese pairing experience!

~ Allison Fader