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In July I had the chance to take a hike around the grounds of Quivira Vineyards as part of the Wine Bloggers Conference.  I was immediately enamored with Quivira’s stewardship of their land via biodynamic and organic farming practices along with their commitment to the surrounding ecosystem.

In particular, Quivira has made a significant contribution to the surrounding ecosystem by restoring wine creek, a “once thriving habitat for Steelhead and Coho Salmon.  The creek had plenty of cool, oxygen-rich water and clean gravel that the fish required.  Over the years, agricultural development, gravel mining and other factors have had a negative impact on the fish habitat, mainly by removing shade and silting up the gravel beds.” 

SteelheadIn their continued commitment to restoring fishery conservation, Quivira’s Steelhead brand is now an official sponsor of Trout Unlimited, whose mission is to “to conserve, protect and restore North America’s Trout and Salmon fisheries and their coldwater watersheds.”

Steelhead 2006 Sauvignon Blanc

I picked this wine up for $12.99 at Harris Teeter.  This is a blend of 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% Semillon.  Nice golden color with nose of apricot, fig and grapefruit.  Lively acidity along with mineral and citrus in the mouth.  A solid effort for this price point, plus a wine with a cause!

A portion of the proceeds from every bottle of Steelhead wine helps fund Trout Unlimited’s creek restoration projects.