Barrel Riot Wins Gold and Silver Medals!

The 2021 Results are in for the San Diego Wine and Spirits Challenge and we won a GOLD MEDAL for our Tequila Barrel-Aged Orange Muscat and a SILVER MEDAL for our Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon!

Don’t drink wine – experience it!

Barrel Riot is about the experience of your drink.  If you’re going to drink a spirit barrel-aged wine, you should be able to feel it – like you would when drinking the spirit alone.

Sipping these wines slowly allows you to enjoy that tingle on your lips, the feel of spice on your tongue and the warming of the back of your throat as the wine travels through your palate.  Every sip should be an experience and the wines are designed to do just that.

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A triumph over typical.

We love a great-tasting wine as much as anybody. Maybe even more. But a well-worn spirit barrel should never go to waste when it’s got so much flavor left to give.

That’s why our wines finish their journey inside one of these wooden wonders – just soaking it all in to create a unique, complex character that puts a cork in tradition.

So take a sip, but take it slow and savor the aged-in aromas of this one-of-a-kind liquid celebration.

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Spirit Barrel-Aged Wine vs. Traditional Wine

Spirit barrel-aged wines are wines aged in used Bourbon, Rum and Tequila barrels.  They are becoming increasingly popular as consumers search for a more distinctive wine experience. Spirit barrels infuse the wine with more fragrances and flavors, giving the wine unique and bold characteristics. Barrel Riot Sprit Barrel-Aged wines concentrate on the balance between spice and flavor unlike traditional wineries who focus their taste completely around the flavor of the grape.  We are not traditional and therefore look for unique blends of flavor that bring the spirit forward in our wines which creates a great tasting product that even the non-wine drinker will enjoy.  



The new releases are out and yes our Tequila Barrel-Aged Orange Muscat is part of that release.  We are also excited to introduce two additional wines, our new Red Blend (Meritage Red Blend) and the first ever “Spirit” Barrel-Aged wine, which is our Merlot aged in BOTH RUM AND BOURBON BARRELS!
We are also excited to introduce our 200ml “flask bottle” versions of our Tequila Barrel-Aged Orange Muscat, Spirit Barrel-Aged Merlot, Meritage Red Blend, and Bourbon Grenache.

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Welk Resort Farmer’s Market

3pm – 7pm Mondays

Oceanside Farmer’s Market

9am – 1pm Thursdays

Poway Farmer’s Market

8am – 1pm Saturdays