Bottoms up, Scotty!

Wines that Rock introduces Star Trek Wines, bringing Trekkies a selection of vintages including the 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 30.07.2019 | Food & Drink

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Wines that Rock has introduced Star Trek Wines, a pair of out-of-this-world vintages inspired by the Star Trek universe under license from CBS Consumer Products.

The first two releases are a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux, France – more than just a nod to the Enterprise’s famous Captain, more on that later – and a Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel. 

The collection is available exclusively at StarTrekWines.com.

Fans of Star Trek will recognise Chateau Picard as the family vineyard of Jean-Luc Picard, but Chateau Picard is also the name of an award-winning, multi-generational vineyard in the Bordeaux region of France.  

Wines that Rock has teamed with the actual Chateau Picard vineyard to introduce the Star Trek Chateau Picard wine an 85 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 per cent Merlot blend described as subtly smoky and spicy with a bright, fresh, clean-tasting style.

The United Federation of Planets wine on the other hand is a 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel from across the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys in Sonoma County, California. It is a blend of 87 per cent Zinfandel, 12 per cent Petit Sirah and one per cent Syrah, offering up a more robust red and black fruit flavour, with hints of white peppercorn.

“Star Trek Wines has brought out the true passions of our entire team. It was a unique opportunity to work with award-winning winemakers and the CBS Consumer Products team to create a collection with authentic stories,” says Wines That Rock president Howard Jackowitz.

“Our goal has been to produce small batch, limited-edition, collectible wines that we as fans want to own. This is what we are all about – creating a product that is genuine with a great story behind it. Live long and prosper!”

The first 1701 two-bottle combo packs include a numbered, limited edition of the United Federation of Planets Special Reserve. 

The wines will be featured this week at Star Trek Las Vegas – the biggest Star Trek event in the US running 31 July to 4 August. 


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