Deane Foote Master Wine Maker at Foot Path Winery
“Our Wines are unfiltered with a fruit forward and bold taste.”
“I don’t believe in tasting notes. Let the wines do the talking!”
Wine tasting should be a unique, personal experience. So we don’t put any tasting notes or hype next to our wines on the site. What we prefer to hear is what you have to say.
“We figure if you like it, you’ll buy it.”
Lots of wineries try to sell their wines with a bunch of flowery phrases. Not us! Of course, we’re happy to answer any questions. All my wines are made on the fruit forward side. But I don’t over oak them. My wine is more of you like it now – you drink it now.
“We're an ORGANIC Farm!”
Our grapes are 100% certified. Unlike some of the big guys, we’re not interested in screwing around with our grape’s basic DNA. No way!
“I don’t mess with the wine a lot.”
I do add a little bit of sulphites and tannins to protect the wine. All our non-estate wines are made from locally grown grapes.
None of our wines are filtered. So you may get some sediment from time to time.
I don't really focus on awards, although over the years we've won our fair share of gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Don't get me wrong. Awards are nice. But for myself, the satisfaction comes when I see people's faces lighting up after tasting our wines. That's what REALLY counts to me!
“This is part of our family Picking Crew!”
Traditionally, we always harvest in September. Family and friends come in - nieces, granddaughters, husbands, wives, and wine club members. Then we crush the grapes and get everything going. EVERYBODY pitches in!
“I don’t have a favorite wine.”
I actually like them all. For me it’s a matter of foods, moods, or what the wife says we’re gonna have tonight!
“The biggest thing people enjoy is…
The honesty and integrity of our wines. Each bottle of our red wine is a reflection of our hard work and dedication to classic wine making techniques and traditions.
We take no shortcuts, and our family is involved every step of the way.
That’s what people experience when they taste the difference in our wines!