Baba means father or grandfather and Joon is a term of endearment. It's what his kids called him when they were growing up and what his grandkids call him now. Besides, the initials are the same as his nickname, BJ.
The beautifully designed labels make the wine a nice souvenir from a Hilton Head vacation, much more desirable, in my opinion, than another hat, t-shirt or water bottle. Wine is always a great gift, and a bottle with a beautiful label and a story about a fabulous trip is even more special.
The friendly, engaging and knowledgeable staff highlighted each wine’s distinct characteristics. The 2014 Estate Grown Rose of Sangiovese is a classically dry French-style Rose with aromas of strawberry, watermelon and cherry, and flavors of berries and plum. The 2013 Barbera, aged in American oak literally popped with cherry, blackberry, and notes of pepper. The 2012 oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon featured hints of black cherry and leather.
Our friends, like us, raved about class themed “Off the Hook” featuring seafood preparations with whites and sparkling wines. “Romantic Roman and Italian Dinners”, also immensely popular and fun feature the winery’s bold reds.
We checked into our suite and were immediately impressed with how well appointed it was. No attention to detail was spared. The bathroom was larger than many hotel rooms I've stayed in and the shower can easily fit two. Walk onto the patio and you're in the vineyard.
Elena and her team are highly conscious of the environment and make sure the winery meets or exceeds every standard for emissions. Water is re-used for irrigation. The goal is to have a completely sustainable winery.