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Making It by Nell Porter Brown

November/December 2006

Harvard Magazine

...Philip Tonks '67, owner of Grand View Winery....(says) "People think of [non-grape] fruit and flower wines as overly sweet and low alcohol content....But there is no reason to make them that way.  Our pear wines are light and delicate and go well with Brie before dinner.  The blueberry, on the other hand, has a good tannin component, like a red wine, and is great with smoked cheese....Tonks put organic chemistry and his biology concentration to use creating jams and wines for fun for 30 years before starting the winery in 1996.  He has developed at least 18 different fruit wines, including one from a "fabulous, aromatic cold-climate plum....



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