Our semi-dry white wine is named Pearl, in honor of Juliette’s mother. Pearl Ross was born on November 18, 1906, one of 12 children!
She married Hugo Handley, and together they had two lovely daughters, Jeannette and Juliette. Unfortunately, Hugo passed away before Juliette was a year old, leaving Pearl to raise the girls on her own.
Pearl worked as the school cafeteria manager, providing nutritious and delicious meals for the students. She took pleasure in working in her garden, and spent her summers putting up fruits and vegetables to be enjoyed by both her family at home and her students at school. As a grandmother and great-grandmother, she became known for her baked goods, particularly her teacakes!
Pearl passed away in 2006, leaving a large and growing family and quite an influence on Paulk Vineyards. Her love of flavorful food and heart for other people is honored in our semi-dry white wine, Pearl, which has all the flavor of muscadines without being too sweet, that’s just right for enjoying with family and friends.