Before Brad Pitt became the distraught Louis and Robert Pattinson glittered for us on the big screen, another vampire story was being told. Step into a mysterious, immortal world where blood and wine are thirsted for; imagine the sun setting in on the shorelines of the pacific coast, an eerie fog is rolling in on the waves and setting the scene for the work day ahead. Unseen by mortal eyes, somewhere inside the cascading hillside, the enchanting world of Vampire Vineyards fashions it’s wine.
Michael Machat, the face and mind of Vampire® for all intents and purposes, took a couple of moments to talk with Fort Worth Wine Shopping about his wines and other products sold under the Vampire name. Vampire originated in Transylvania (of course) and keeping tradition with a vampire’s fly-by-night ways, eventually made it’s way to California in 2006. There are no future plans of leaving their current venue according to Mr. Machat, only expanding what’s already there. In 2011, Vampire will open it’s doors to their first wine tasting bar said to be located in Beverly Hills. In the mean time, the collection of Vampire products including their wine, but not limited to items such as chocolate bars, party packs and apparel are available to Forth Worth fans thru their recently “re-vamped” website. FWWS set out a few of their own personal bottles of Vampire for their Halloween holiday. The Cabernet Saugvinon was yoked with an assorment of appetizers prepared for the occasion and added the finishing touch to the evening. The ripe fruit flavors that fabricate this full bodied red wine into essence are not heavy on the palette and pair well with classic meat dishes or a nice red sauce pasta dish. If you’re wanting a more alluring drink with a bite to it, try Vampyre Vodka and remeber why it’s called a bloody mary. Halloween may have come and gone, but who says it has to be a spooky holiday for Fort Worth to be entertained with their own Vampire?
FWWS found their picks of Vampire at a local Cost Plus World Market located in North Fort Worth for about $10 a bottle.