BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oliver Winery, Indiana's oldest and largest winery, has launched a new line of wines produced from fruit grown at premium California vineyards. The trio of wines combines premium California grapes, from select growers, with proven Midwest craftsmanship.
"The cornerstone of our Vine Series is our relationships with talented growers on the west coast," said Oliver Winery President Bill Oliver.
Oliver Winery's Vine Series offers a Chardonnay, Moscato and Dry Red Blend. The character of these wines reflects Oliver Winery's philosophy that great wines express the quality of exceptional grapes. All three of these wines are fruit forward, with an emphasis on balance and varietal character.
"Moscato has been very successful for us," said Oliver. "We have not offered a California-sourced Chardonnay and putting one in our portfolio made perfect sense as a partner for Moscato."
Bill continued that dry red blends have gained popularity, which was the rationale behind rounding out the trio.
"Our experience with reds from California fruit made that a natural direction for us. We are confident wine drinkers will find all three of these wines offer outstanding quality at this price," he said.
Oliver Winery chose California designer Auston Design Group to create the new packaging. Auston Design has created labels for numerous well-known brands including Sierra Nevada Beer and Bogle Wine.
The new wines will be available March 1 at retailers for less than $15 per bottle.