In 2008, Perennial Vintners branched out to try something
completely new, producing a pair of liqueurs.
Our Ichigo dessert wine was released
first and has been a wonderful hit, our second is the Frambelle
The wine was first made available at the Vino Verite wine
shop in Seattle 12-Feb-2009 (just in time for Valentine's
We're using an unusual square bottle (see right).
Click for a closeup of the
The wine is made from 100% Bainbridge Island raspberries, grown
by our next-door-neighbor Akio at the Day Road Suyematsu Farm,
with grape neutral spirits added. It's somewhat like a port,
somewhat like a liqueur. Unfortunately we cannot use either of
these terms on the label, so it's called simply a dessert
The name "Frambelle" is our own mishmosh of the French words
for raspberry (framboise) and beautiful (belle).
Tasting notes: You're greeted with stunning fresh raspberry
aromas, and on the tongue a touch of sweetness with just enough acid
to keep it from being a cloying pancake syrup. This wine is 19%
alcohol, so be sure to sip it lightly to enjoy it to the fullest.
This label features a commissioned artwork. Please visit our page
with more information about Dianne
Gardner of Port Orchard who painted this lovely cluster of