Madera Wine Trail, Part 4: Sumner Peck Ranch

As our last stop on the Madera Wine Trail, Sumner Peck Ranch gleamed in the late afternoon sun. In the middle of the vineyard, a white building that looks like a large sunroom warmly invites you in. Since it was Wine & Chocolate Weekend, it was a buzzing with wine tasting, chocolate fondue, chili from Chuckwagon (in Sanger, CA, known for their chili for over 50 years), and garden setting to relax as you savor the flavors of their ranch. One side is for wine tasting and the other showcases a farmers market of fresh fruits, vegetables, endless flavors of nuts, and local artisan products like sauces, honey, and cheeses. The Madera location has a larger selection of fresh vegetables and products, about the size of a medium size grocery store. The staff is friendly, attentive, and wants to make sure you have a great time.

Sumner Peck Ranch Winery 2011 Cana One Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Cabernet Franc. Tasting notes: little on the sour size which seems to be a common note among the Madera area wines, medium body.

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