The team at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery has been busy this summer not only tending to the grapevines, but also picking blackberries! We harvested 200 pounds of plump, juicy blackberries from our patch located next to the Concord grapevines. What did we do with the fruit of our labors?
Last weekend, we introduced a limited-edition line of Vineyard Lifestile Blackberry Chambourcin Jam, Blackberry Basil Jam, and Blackberry Ginger Chili Chutney. Blackberry Chambourcin Jam is made from our blackberries and Chambourcin grape juice. It's perfect to spread on toast, a bagel or muffin. Try it with some savory goat cheese and slices of baguette. The Blackberry Basil Jam is sweet and savory. Enjoy it with some brie, a topping for ice cream, on granola cereal for breakfast, or pair it with roast lamb or beef tenderloin and a glass of Chambourcin. For the sweet, mildly spicy and savory combination of Blackberry Ginger Chili Chutney, pair it with rich gorgonzola cheese served on a cracker or crostini and some grapes or figs.
Enjoy the essence of fresh summer berries through these jams and chutney available exclusively at our Tasting Room. Stop in, try a sample and take some home! They won't last long!
Brand and events manager, chef and cellar rat Pete Dulin documents wine, food and operations at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery through writing and photography.