The Duppy Conqueror
Updated: May 17
If you're not from the Old South, or the Caribbean, you may not recognize the term. A "Duppy" is a ghost who may ride you in your sleep and conjure up vivid, crazy dreams.
The bottle tells the story. Brown Estate's Duppy Conqueror is my new fav Viognier. When I visited their warehouse-style Downtown Napa Tasting room, our wine educator shared the amazing history and wonderful stories behind this beloved family estate vineyard.
This wine is a Napa Valley gem that's rich in yummy, complex flavor. I'm going to use their description here because I find it so fanciful, unique and on point - "baked pineapple, banana gratin, trumpet flowers, fresh cut lawn, mandarin orange, bay leaf, sea spray."