Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards and Ghost Horse Vineyards
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards/Ghost Horse Vineyards is located about 30 minutes north of Dave Bryant, and graciously welcomed into the very home-like tasting area.near the beautiful town of . If traveling by car, I suggest using a GPS device as finding this hidden jewel can be tricky. When I visited the winery in March, I was greeted warmly by winemaker Todd Anderson and his Director of Hospitality and Direct Sales,
Tastings of Anderson’s Conn Valley wines are $25, while Ghost Horse tastings are $250. All are well worth the price and the fees can be applied towards a wine purchase. The red, white, and Late Harvest wines I tasted each possessed a unique depth of character and complexity that I had never experienced before. My favorites were the 2005 and 2006 and the 2004 Ghost Horse Cabernet Sauvignon. I also enjoyed listening to Todd speak passionately about how to make and taste good wines, as well as the personalized tour of the caves, where I was able to see and learn about wines in various stages of oak barrel fermentation.
While there, I also learned that the winery has an annual Cave Dweller party each September for its wine club members. Other wine club membership plans in the works include a possible film festival, barrel parties that include dinner and bottling a case of wine from a specific barrel, and monthly barrel tastings.
The winery strives to make each visit unique and tailored to its guests. There aren’t many wineries where you can sit down with the winemaker and really get to know him.
To schedule a tasting/tour or for more information about upcoming events, contact Dave Bryant at the winery.