character likened to one of its parents, 'Gewiirztraminer'.
'Traminette' is distinguished by its superior wine
quality combined with good productivity, partial
resistance to several fungal diseases, and cold
hardiness superior to its acclaimed parent, 'Gewurztraminer'.
This wine has a wonderful floral nose and more body
and richness which are not typical of this variety.
Hints of honey, apricot, apple, & citrus. Pairs well with
a roasted turkey or shrimp chowder!
612 Vineyard Shrimp Chowder
1 clove elephant garlic, minced
2 large shallots, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 tbs butter
1 lb large raw shrimp
1- 8oz clam juice
1 medium gold potato, diced
1 cup half and half
2 tbs flour
2 tbs butter
1 cup corn (fresh, frozen, or canned)
1 cup 612 Vineyard Traminette
Saute garlic, shallots, and celery in 2 tbs butter til tender. Remove pan from burner. Set aside.
Bring clam juice to a boil in medium pot and add shrimp, stir and cook for 5 minutes. Leave liquid in the pot, and remove shrimp, letting shrimp cool a bit. Add potatoes to remaining liquid and simmer til tender.
Coarsely chop shrimp. Set aside.
In separate pan, melt 2 tbs butter over low heat. Add flour a little at a time while continuously stirring with a whisk. Then slowly add half and half and continue to whisk on low heat until thick and creamy. Remove from heat.
Add shrimp, corn, sautéed veggies, and cream mixture to clam juice and potato mixture. Stir gently. Add Traminette, stir, serve, and enjoy!