From Our Editors
Second-generation wine cultivators, the VanVolkinburg family wring award-winning rieslings and pinot noirs from the picturesque Vitae Springs Vineyard. Grown on 25 acres of the estate's lush vines, the pinot noir swirls with berry notes produced by the vines’ brief but intense infatuation with a neighboring strawberry patch, and 2.5 acres produce a dry, Alsatian-style riesling. Friday happy hours (5–8 p.m.) and scheduled 30-minute tastings throughout the week let customers can sip through a small flight before selecting a favorite for a full glass. Each taster leaves with a Riedel wineglass that bears the vineyard’s initials and the unique fingerprints of several of its most outstanding grapes, imbuing at-home imbibing with extra elegance.