Quady Winery

13181 Road 24 , 93637 Madera, CA
USA

Telephone +1 559 673-8068
info@quadywinery.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 9 / A06
  • Hall 9 / C16
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand A06, stand C16

Fairground map

ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 9

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.03  NORTH AMERICA
  • 01.03.03  USA
  • 01.03.03.01  California

Our products

Product category: California

ESSENSIA

Essensia is a full-bodied sweet wine made with Orange Muscat grapes. The experience of Essensia is unmistakable: a rich gold in the glass is accompanied by spicy orange-apricot-pear flavors and aromas, balanced with perfect fruit acidity to finish clean, tempting you for one more sip.

In 1980, Andrew Quady’s discovery of underused Orange Muscat grapes in Reedley, California, led him to make a wine that celebrated the intense aromas and spicy fruit flavors of the grapes. “Essensia” refers to the idea that the wine contains the very essence of the grape. In Italy the variety is known as Moscato Fior d’Arancio: Orange Blossom Muscat.

Essensia and dessert are sensational together. Pair with chocolate, almond, peach, apricot and apple desserts, or cheesecake. Dip in biscotti, moisten cakes, and add to truffles. Drink it alongside fresh goat cheese and enjoy the interplay between the sweet and sour flavors.

You can create remarkable drinks with Essensia. Pour into a flute of sparkling water or champagne for a celebratory occasion, or use in place of a liqueur in a cocktail.

The Orange Muscat grapes are harvested at 22 brix, crushed, chilled and allowed to macerate. Wine spirits are added to arrest the brief fermentation. The wine is aged for about 3 months in well used 60 gallon (mostly French oak) barrels.

The label art, by Ardison Phillips, is a study of orange blossoms.

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Product category: California

STARBOARD BATCH 88

Batch 88 is a an easy drinking port-style wine with ripe fruit and nutty elements, that place it somewhere between a ruby and a tawny. It is warm, smooth and rich with a chocolate raisin character. Delightfully warming by itself, Batch 88 also pairs well with cheeses or with chocolates.

Why do we call our “port” Starboard?

Port is a geographic term for fortified wines that come from the Douro River Valley in Portugal. Starboard, the nautical term for right, (as opposed to port – left) is unique to our place, the San Joaquin Valley, California, on the other side of the world from Portugal.

We use the same grape varieties and similar methods as in the Douro, but our climate is warmer and the soils different. Instead of 140 proof fortifying brandy, we use a neutral grape spirit of 190 proof. We use 60 gallon barrels instead of the 140 gallon pipes used in Portugal. Starboard matures earlier and has a riper more voluptuous flavor.

The grapes in Batch 88 are primarily Tinta Roriz. The vineyard is managed to give loose bunches and a small crop. Several different vintages aged an average of five years are used in the blend. In the port business this type of blend is called “Vintage Character.” The first year we made wine in this style was 1988, thus the nickname Batch 88.

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Product category: California

VYA WHISPER DRY

“Whisper” refers to a soft whisper of herbs in wine, a delicate rendition of Vya Vermouth. Whisper Dry is Extra Dry’s understated sibling, appropriate when looking for a lighter style of aperitif wine, used alone or to soothe the edges of your favorite subtle spirit. The herbs and wine melt into the spirit without overpowering the drink.

Created ten years after the release of Vya Extra Dry, the Whisper Dry is softer, less herbaceous, and formulated to pair especially well with subtle spirits like vodka in a martini. Gin martinis work well too.

Try Vya Whisper Dry chilled on its own with appetizers, or on the rocks with a twist of lemon. It’s like white wine, with a little something extra.

Over fifteen different herbs are used in the Whisper Dry, a few of these include: linden, orris, elecampane, and needles from a certain fir tree that contribute a soft forest-like character.

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About us

Company details

In a small San Joaquin valley town, Andrew Quady discovered an unused patch of the rare Orange Muscat grape varietal, known in Italy as Moscato Fior d’Arancio. These grapes became the first Essensia. This marked the birth of Quady Winery's muscat expertise - where the rich flavors of rare muscat varietals are celebrated and intensified rather than blended and softened.

The varieties we use are rare, delicious expressions of the fruit filled San Joaquin Valley. The winemaking style is rich, full bodied, perfectly balanced, and unparalleled in any other muscat you can find.

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