Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - Ultimate Beverage Challenge (Mar 2011)
Marko & Miles prefer Texas Rio Stars – hands down – for their sweet, succulent flavor.
Each winter, they select and shred the tree-ripened fruit (skins and all). Extracting the flavor & color takes up to 6 months. The extraction is then integrated into our award-winning Clear Vodka.
|Alcohol: 40% by Vol.
|On the rocks with tonic (Miles’ favorite drink) or as a CHARBAY Ruby Red Cosmo.
|CHARBAY Winery & Distillery remains an independent family business owned by Miles and Susan Karakasevic. They work side by side with their son Marko & his wife, Jenni, to carry on the inherited artisan traditions.
The family is one of the early pioneers in the modern American artisan distillery movement. They began distilling in California in 1983 with Alambic Pot Still Brandy and haven't stopped since then.
Marko is Generation XIII to carry on the family's European heritage of fermenting & distilling. It's hard to find someone with a more spontaneous love of the art form all grounded in solid experience. This family is hands on and it shows in the quality of everything they bottle.
Based in Napa Valley, the family lives and works admidst peaceful pine trees on Spring Mountain above St. Helena - at the affectionately known as "The Still on the Hill".
Creativity and passion are grounded with a powerful professional background.