Almost half of Working Dog's vineyard is dedicated to white wines.
Wine grapes can be grown in a great variety of locations; although not all grapes can be grown in all locations. The most import thing besides sun, heat, and hang-time is an unrelenting drive for perfectly ripened grapes.
Its not always the sugar, its not always the acid, its the combination of the two that we look to achieve at Working Dog. With whites, that typically means grapes that have ripened, but not too fast, lest we lose that precious acidity that makes white wine so lip-smackingly good.
We feature a great selection of award-winning whites, with styles sure to please everyone from the casual wine drinker to the true afficionado.
Our current offerings are listed below with tasting notes and recommended food pairings. Come on in to our tasting room to enjoy our wines yourself!
Traminette is a hybrid produced at Cornell University in 1965. The grape descends from the better-known Gewurtztraminer grape, having the same excellent flavor characteristics, but better fungal tolerance and cold hardiness .
2016 Traminette - Traminette is Working Dog's most popular white. The Gewurztraminer lineage of this variety infuses spicy succulence, while the seductive aromas of floral apricots keep you enjoying another sip.
Our fresh off-dry style is perfect as an aperitif and also can be enjoyed with poultry, Asian fare or simply enjoying with a special friend.
Pinot Grigio is produced from the Pinot Gris grape. This distinctive looking grape takes on a dusky-pink shade when ripe. You'll find it grown in major wine regions throughout the world, taking on a unique character based on the locale. Here at Working Dog, Pinot Grigio is one of the wines customers come back for over and over.
2015 Pinot Grigio -- This wine has remarkable viscosity for Pinot Gris. Our estate-grown Pinot Grigio screams of its Alsatian heritage. The creamy richness is complemented by bright acidity and passion fruit.
Great with Ahi tuna, red snapper or a good book. Enjoy!
Chardonnay is one of our favorite white grapes here at Working Dog. This versatile and popular grape exhibits fresh clean fruit flavors ranging from apple to citrus. Introducing the grape to barrel aging brings out the creamy butterscotch notes we associate with oaked Chardonnays. It's the one grape that we age both ways, to create two distinctive styles for your enjoyment.
2016 Black Feather Chardonnay - Bright, citrus and melon finish, delicious. Pair with rich cheeses.
2015 French Oak Aged Chardonnay - The bright straw coloring of our 2015 Oak Aged Chardonnay exhibits ripe honey and buttery tones.
Aged in French and American oak, this wine is a perfect match with poultry.
Viognier has beautiful floral aromas, much like a Riesling; but is typically a dry wine. This grape is gaining in popularity in North America, and we can see why!
2016 Viognier -Aromas of pear and honeysuckle frame the opulent textures of this premium Rhone varietal. 33% French oak, 67% cold-fermented tank.
Enjoy this crisp favorite with mild cheese, fruit and Chilean Sea Bass.
Riesling originated in the Rhine Valley in Germany. This grape has a great balance of sugar and acid that make it perfect for pairing with food. Floral and aromatic, Riesling's popularity has spanned the ages!
2016 Riesling- The noblest grape of Germany has found a home at Working Dog! Our 2013 Riesling exhibits harmonious aromas of Asian pear, apple and quince. The flavors start with crisp McIntosh apple, and finish with subtle dry Manarines. Limited release - only 40 cases produced. This wine will sell out quickly!
This racy wine is a the perfect partner to fresh fruit, mild cheese or a great book.
Equinox is a bright Dry Rose made with free run juice from 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Sangiovese. Dry with a hint of strawberry and peach.