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What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name? That which we call Butternut by any other name would taste as sweet. Or something like that, right Shakespeare? The name Butternut came quite literally from a butternut squash. We had Butternut chardonnay all blended and completed in a barrel, but we didn’t have a name. When our winemaker, Tony, noticed his wife walked in the door with a veggie box from a local farm, which included butternut squash, the light bulb went off! At first, some people didn’t think the name would catch on, but soon we realized that the name truly described the wine. “Butter” represents the style of Chardonnay, and “nut” represents the oak and wine flavors like vanilla and hazelnut.

We started with Chardonnay and we now have 4 varietals including; rosé, pinot noir, and cabernet. Thanks to our amazing customers, like you, we sell well over a million bottles of Butternut a year. A real-life fairytale version of ‘started from the [garden] now we’re here!’


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