Wine Insights by Blackwood Lane Winery


The Dream of The Referènce - Owner Blackwood Lane Winery

In his seminal work, Walden, Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “I long ago lost a hound, a bay horse, and a turtle dove, and am still on their trail.” The line seems to speak of our need to search, to seek out the elusive – to remain in search of what is just out of reach. In many ways, Carlos Lee’s dream of The Referènce was born of this same desire to chase the elusive, which, is his case, was to create the first wine to score 100 in Canada.

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Carlos Lee - Owner Blackwood Lane Winery

Often, our early experiences lead us on a trajectory that will shape our adult lives. A chance meeting with JFK, for instance, lead William Jefferson Clinton to become President of the United States decades later. A book on science read as a child lead Isaac Newton to change the course of our understanding of the cosmos. Similarly, with Carlos Lee, it was an early experience with a very old bottle of wine that set him on a journey that would culminate in Blackwood Lane Winery.

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