Critter Bottles of Wine Worth Buying

A Critter Wine With Humor and Taste

Goats Do Indeed Roam In South Africa

Labeling your wine bottle as a ‘Critter Wine’ is one way to get consumer attention. And while we mainly focus on California bottles of wine, we recently wandered into the ‘Other Red Wine’ zone of our local wine retailer.

It was there we found a 2015 Goats do Roam (as in Cote du Rhone) and we started laughing. This winery produces cheese (explains the goats) and wine (goats love fresh shoots of greenery) thusly the critters will hop fences in search of greener pastures.

Of course, all fun aside, we did check the back to find out what it was made with (Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Peitit Sirah, Cinsaut & Carignan.) Okay, a blend, were on.

It’s a very pleasant wine from the West Cape Of South Africa. Bottled in Paarl by Charles Back and his ‘Fairview Team’ it was well worth the $8.29 we invested. It is a blend on the drier, soft side, not a big bold red that Cabernet drinkers enjoy. You’ll find it at Total Wine or other wine shop of consequence.

Bill Hodge & Erin O’Neill-Hodge enjoy a good bottle of wine, visiting and enjoying California wineries from Lake County to Orange County, from the Paso Robles Gold Coast to Gold Country and from Lodi to Temecula.