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Introducing The Undiscovered Wine Series at Waters Edge Winery & Bistro Kalispell.
Waters Edge Winery & Bistro has partnered with a specialty global wine importer to bring you something truly unique – Wines of the World that are virtually undiscovered yet incredibly remarkable. So remarkable that rather than produce it ourselves, we have had the wine produced at the Native Vineyard to ensure a product that is pure and preserved to it's native status.
To launch the series we are showcasing ARMENIA. Armenia is located south of the great Caucasus mountain range, a transcontinental land locked country located in between Europe & Asia with influences from Europe, Asia & the Mediterranean.
Armenia is not well known for wine production as it was absorbed into the Soviet Union in 1921, ensuring that the identity of many Armenian varieties were obscured and eventually forgotten. Due to the Soviet demand for brandy, fermented fruit juice gained anonymity, and many vineyards were replanted to maximize yields. Fortunately, when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, Armenia regained its independence and thanks to unpublished long-term contracts with villagers, the survival of these pre-phylloxera (and in some cases, pre-Soviet) plantings were preserved.
Even more interesting is the fact that archeological digs near these vineyards have uncovered artifacts that suggest these grapes we have brought to you, were used for wine making in prehistoric days. There is also much evidence, both historical and Biblical (Genesis 9:20) suggesting that these very grapes were brought to Armenia by Noah on the ark; thus, the first vineyard in the new world. Waters Edge Winery & Bistro has brought them to you – exclusively. These wines will not be found anywhere else in the country, are limited to a one time lot of 80 cases each and will be the only ones of these varietals available.
The wines we have brought for you to enjoy come from two south facing plots in the Villages of Vayots Dzor – Aghavnadzor and Khachik. A red & a white – each pure without blending.