We had been referred by a friend and told it was both a unique experience and wine. After reading the web site, we were even more intrigued. Paul is a one man show so you call the number at the door and if he's in, you are in for a rare treat.
In reading the website, you may get the idea that these are sweet, fruity wines. This is NOT the case. Paul has spent years perfecting his craft. As a former engineer, he is a man of science. The complexity of flavors did not disappoint or lack in surprise. The Chocolate Orange wine is NOTHING like what is on the market today. Served in tiny ice cream cones, the thick, rich TRULY chocolate wine was a treat.
Paul is exactly as he describes himself on the web site and so much more! I thoroughly enjoyed the stories, the humor and the visit as my husband and I tasted each of his wines. He "presents" his wine. It's not just buying a bottle of wine from the local wine shop, it's a true wine tasting experience. If you go, don't be in a hurry! At 90+, Paul enjoys sharing his knowledge and time as part of the experience. It made the experience that much more fun and lends memories to the bottles we purchased.
The only down side to this is it is a one man show and when the man is gone, I hope the winery and experience does not go with him. Truly a bit of Astoria that was worth the time.
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