Tennessee Valley Winery values both Tradition and Experimentation; Uses Natural Cork from ACI Cork USA
New Wines from Healthful Native Varietals and Sweeter Wines
Keep the Familiar “POP” with Natural Cork
The oldest operating winery in Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Winery, upholds tradition while experimenting at the same time. Winemaker John Smook likes to hear the “pop” when he opens a bottle that was closed with natural cork from ACI Cork USA, and those bottles are increasingly filled with heart-healthy Muscadine-based wine.
Muscadine is a Native American grape that has proven to have high antioxidant properties, testing at more than double the desirable phytochemicals found in pomegranate juice, for example. Consumer trends toward foods with antioxidant properties have boosted interest in Tennessee Valley Winery’s White Muscadine, Red Muscadine, and Pink Muscadine wines. The sweetness of Muscadine wines appeals to many Midwestern, Southern and East Coast palates. Tennessee Valley Winery vinifies other wines trending toward sweet, like a 100% Concord grape wine called Country Red, a blend of Vidal and Chambourcin called Mountain Blush, and Vidal Blanc.
From its 12 acre vineyard in Loudon, TN, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee Valley Winery produces an average of 35,000 gallons of wine a year. Of this, all 4000 cases of the winery’s Muscadine are topped with ACI Cork USA’s AC-4 natural cork, a popular choice of many winemakers. ACI Cork USA offers natural cork in a range of sizes and qualities to fit the operating and marketing needs of North American wineries.
“We plan our production at least one and a half years in advance,” said winemaker-owner John Smook. “It’s good to know we can get reliable deliveries from ACI Cork USA on a timely basis.”
For more information on Tennessee Valley Winery, contact John Smook or Paulette Pierotti at 865-986-5147. www.TNValleyWine.com
ACI Cork USA, celebrating its 10th Anniversary in the United States, is located at 2870 Cordelia Road, Suite 150, Fairfield CA 94534. Telephone: (707) 426-3566. www.acicorkusa.com Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tennessee Valley Winery uses Natural Cork from ACI Cork USA for its Muscadine Wines