Big House® Pinot Grigio boasts a nose full of citrus fruits and a round, soft palate, with flavors of grapefruit and honeydew melon to leave you quenched. Our juice is fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks combined with aromatically gifted yeast to preserve and enhance the pleasing fruit characters of this wine. Its discreet elegance and secret zest is as enticing as an evening spent at Polly’s.
During the height of Prohibition, pearl “Polly” Adler ran a brothel and drinking club in New York City under the protection of mobsters Lucky Luciano and Dutch Schultz. Her club was hidden inside of the majestic, an apartment building on West 75th Street. The building had a discreetly elegant facade, behind which stood a labyrinth of hidden stairways and secret rooms. The madam’s patrons came to drink and play backgammon and cards, as well as to enjoy the establishment’s regular functions. Adler’s clubhouse quickly became a New York hot spot, with the phrase, “Going to Polly’s?” sweeping across the city.
Prohibition shook America’s foundation. It turned men into mobsters, drove ladies to lawlessness and transformed bootleggers into heroes. Big House® wines are inspired by these bootleggers, who helped bring Prohibition to an end and paid their dues in the Big House. Established in 1990 in Monterey County California, Big House Wine Co. receives its namesake due to the close proximity to the Soledad Correctional Facility, A. K. A. “The Big House. ” Our wines are crafted to deliver a fruit-forward style with an unrestrained full-mouth character that is big, bold and unapologetic.