AGUA DULCE WINERY, AGUA DULCE
Update January 10, 2012 The Agua Dulce Winery in Agua Dulce is just a half-hour
car ride from the San Fernando Valley and it's just a few miles north of Santa Clarita and Valencia and near the 14 Freeway.
The Agua Dulce Winery has been fondly named "the Napa that's six hours closer" and its award winning wines have
been described as "ridiculously good." The wines are sold at the winery and are also available at many retailers
in the Southern California area. There is also a wine club with discounts, and wine club members can even have a row
in the vineyard named after them. Membership in their wine club is free, and entitles you to discounts and to attend
The Agua Dulce Winery has weekend tours that feature a gourmet boxed
lunch, wine tastings, barrel tastings in the winery, and a winery tour to show the winemaking process. Please call
them for a reservation for the tours and tastings, and watch our Best Buys TV Show report below. You can also have family
picnics and there are some exotic animals to entertain the kids.
are interesting. Many wineries offer wine tasting where for a set price you can sample several glasses of their finished
wines. But a barrel tasting is what winemakers do to check on the progress that is being made on a barrel of wine.
In some cases you could taste a barrel of wine that is several weeks or several months from the bottling process. A
barrel tasting is an interesting way to learn more about the winemaking business. If you take part in a barrel tasting
and become familiar with the finished wines of a winery, you can learn how a winemaker can determine when a wine is ready
to be bottled by tasting the wine's progress of developing in the barrel. You will also learn how the wine can be transferred
among different types of barrels to change its taste.
The Agua Dulce Winery is also
very proud of its specific barrels used in its winemaking process. Certain woods and constructions can help develop
the taste of the wines they produce.
The Agua Dulce Winery also hosts parties and
events and can have caterers provide services for weddings, holiday parties, corporate parties and events of any
kind. There is a gift shop that will provide the gifts that any wine lover will cherish and enjoy. Pick up some
cheeses to go with your wines. Their website is www.AguaDulceWinery.com or call 661-268-7402 for information. The tours also include wine tastings and pairings where
you can enjoy several different wines and learn which foods such as cheeses and chocolates go best with the wines. It
is a fun and educational experience.
Agua Dulce Winery
9640 Sierra Highway
Agua Dulce, California 91390