Siboney Cellars first started making wine in 2018 and in the beginning shared the tasting room of Hawk’s Shadow Winery. The plan for owners Barbara and Miguel Lecuona was to open their own tasting room and winery, and in 2021, that plan came to fruition.
Instead of repeating the story of Siboney Cellars we previously wrote about, please read our first Siboney Cellars post, then come back here.
The winery has now relocated to a location right off US 290 outside of Johnson City. With the help of new partners Bill and Mary Anne Waldrip, the 52-acre site has a large vineyard in front of the winery. Things are still being constructed, but the winery building is there including a tasting room waiting for you to visit to enjoy the wines.
Miguel Lecuona greeted us in the tasting room and directed us to our reserved table for the tasting. Miguel reminded us of the background of Siboney Cellars while we started the tasting. All of us enjoyed the background music playing different styles of Latin music adding to the theme of the winery.
A tasting includes five wines, and these are the wines that were available for our visit:
- 2019 Hot Shot (white Rhône blend of Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne)
- 2019 Rosie Rosé (Mourvèdre with a splash of Grenache)
- 2018 Solo (Sangiovese)
- 2019 Travis (red GSM Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre)
- 2019 Merlot – Newsom Vineyards
There are other white and red wines available for purchase.
Since the winery has a Cuban theme, of course, there are cigars available. If you have time, ask Miguel about the cigar history. I know we all learned a lot.
The winery is still being finished, but I cannot wait to visit again at a later time.