Gruet Rose is hand-picked, whole cluster, from the oldest Pinot Noir on the property. The Pinot Noir undergoes maceration for 36 hours to extract its beautiful color and express the richness of the fruit. The saignee method was used to blend off the juice after limited contact with the skins.
Welcome to the family owned and operated Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard. For many years this facility was one of the foremost ostrich breeding and ranching facilities in the southwest. The structure that houses our winery, tasting room and corporate offices was once filled with ostrich eggs, chicks and fledglings. The acreage to the west that nurtures our Tempranillo, Viognier and Cabernet grapevines was the same hillside where hundreds of 7 foot tall ostrich roamed during the 80's and 90's. As our ostrich ranching adventure drew to a close and we relinquished our herd, the future of the seven birds remaining was uncertain . . . until we needed a name for our winery and vineyard. Today our feathered friends not only adorn the Blue Ostrich label, they also function as as our official winery mascots and welcome you to our beautiful Red River Valley.