Recently, we made a trip to Red Caboose Winery in Meridian. You may have tasted their wines at Bolsa or picked up a bottle at a better wine store; but, a visit to Red Caboose is something special.
First off, the father-and-son team of Gary and Evan McKibben are gracious hosts and true craftsmen. Garyâ€™s background as an architect led him to build a winery that was just recognized as the most sustainable in the U.S. and among the top three in the world. Evan, a former semi-pro hockey player, seems to have been born to be a winemaker.
They were once told you couldnâ€™t grow grapes in Bosque County. Well, the McKibbens donâ€™t grow grapes (despite rows of beautiful fruit), they â€œgrow wine.â€ And each is remarkable. Tempranillo. Cabernet. Syrah. Some amazing blends. Even a remarkable Port, of which I never before considered myself a fan.
Hereâ€™s an idea. Hit a Fork and Cork event on the last Friday of each month. Bring a picnic. Enjoy some live music. And hang out with some of the most enjoyable and talented gents youâ€™ll ever want to meet.
Find out more about events at the Meridian and Clifton locations on their website.