|Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery|
This spring I noticed that Denver\’s beloved urban winery Infinite Monkey Theorem was opening a second winery in south Austin. I was beyond ecstatic as I am a huge fan and have visited their winery twice so far in Denver. The winery is dear to me for several reasons. One, I was in two car accidents in 2011 and was on bed rest for several months. When we made our first trip in late 2011 to Denver this was the first time in a long time I felt well enough to travel. So it goes without saying it was a festive trip. Two, when I planned the trip to Denver I was intrigued when I found an urban winery with its whimsical theme right in the heart of Denver. Three, their wines are excellent! The wine maker is incredibly skilled and the team behind the winery is very much like a family to each other. Four, while not all their grapes are from Colorado they do their part in using locally grown grapes in several of their wines. And in true Austin spirit of supporting local their Austin based winery will open already pouring a solid Texas rosé wine with more to come.
Husband and wife Aaron and Meredith Berman landed in Austin earlier this year. Austin was an obvious choice for the second location as the innovative city is a perfect place for an urban winery and Austin is close to Texas\’ own wine country. They had their little house behind the new winery designed by a local artist and is just under 400 square feet. The home was recently featured on the show Tiny House Nation aired on FYI network. The home although tiny makes incredible use of the cozy space. The design is also allows for minimal fingerprint.
|Infinite Monkey Theorem Wine|
This spring I met up with Aaron and his sweet pups for a tasting on their inviting patio. We started off with the 2014 Savignon Blanc aged in stainless steal. It has nice clean flavor notes. Next we tried the Chardonnay from the canned line.
The cans are super convenient for an Austin lifestyle. The sleek portable cans are perfect for boating, camping, music festivals and I take them tailgating. I have seen the cans at Blues on the Greens and the Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation \”Concerts in the Park\”.
|Infinite Monkey Theorem Dry Hopped Pear Cider|
Speaking of cans, their dry-hopped pear cider is the best cider I have tasted. It is on the dry side with fun notes from the hops (the cider is gluten free). One of my favorite wines they are pouring right now is the Cinsault Rosé with grapes from Lubbock. This wine is their first wine made with Texas grapes but it wont be their last! Their 2013 Malbec is a nice dry wine and not too fruit forward. The 2013 Petit Syrah is fabulously rich. 100 Monkey Reserve is aged for 2 years in French oak. It is a blend of Petit Syrah and Syrah. There are only 300 cases produced and it is one of my favorite reds.
|Infinite Monkey Theorem Tasting Room|
The winery is now complete and opening their doors to the public today November, 13th 2015. I attended a media preview of the winery last night and was blown away. The Bermans and their amazing team worked hard transforming the warehouse into an incredible space for enjoying their delicious wines. Both local and Denver artists tagged the walls with gorgeous street art the ties in beautifully with the urban winery concept. The tasting room is open 7 days a week serving wines by the glass, on tap, cans and by the bottle.
|Meredith visiting with guests at the preview party|
What\’s to come? Their soon-to-be new neighbors will include a 24 hour rock climbing gyms and Buzz Mill be serving drinks and tasty bites at their second location located on the property in a log cabin.
You can find both their bottles and cans at many restaurants and stores throughout Austin. Here is the current list (scroll to the bottom of the page): http://austin.theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com
121 Pickle Road, Ste. 110
Austin, TX 78704