Every harvest is like a high stakes round of Blackjack at the Bellagio.
Making a traditional ice wine is a risky endeavor, which is why very few winemakers attempt such an arduous task. Why would some winemakers choose to pass over harvesting an outstanding crop in September in exchange for a potentially disastrous harvest in January? For winemakers like Phil Randazzo, half of the fun is in the gamble.
"We are continuously pushing the limit, eager to realize the full potential of these outstanding grapes we grow," comments Phil. "Just because something is risky doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. Extraordinary discoveries usually require extraordinary risks."