Adoria Vineyard is owned and cared for by Mike Whitney. Mike was born amidst the vineyards of California and moved with his family to Seattle, Washington, just as that state’s Vineyards were beginning to challenge California as America’s best. As a young man, Mike discovered Poland and has lived here since 1995. It was destiny that he would combine his love and knowledge of wine with the perfect growing conditions of Southwest Poland to create Adoria Vineyards.
Their Riesling vineyards are planted exclusively with the 239 clone developed at German’s Geisenheim Research Center in the Rheingau. The plants like their new home in Zachowice and are thriving here.
Getting hang time without sugars climbing too high is tantamount to success with Riesling, and if hang time is what they want and hang time is what they get. They do not rush nature at Adoria. This grape is always the last to be picked, Spätlese as they say in German. When you come by the winery in late October to early November and see them out picking, you can be pretty sure they are picking Riesling grapes for your wine. As the success their next door neighbours to the West testify, this is Riesling country.
James Suckling rating and tasting notes Score: 89 Points 15 Mar, 2022 – “Perfumed nose of jasmine, apple blossom, orange zest, nectarine and some nutmeg. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a creamy, peachy palate. Fleshy and ripe. Drink now.”