Queensryche rocker Geoff Tate has become the latest celebrity to try his hand at wine making after developing a new line with a Washington based winery. The wine is to be named Insania and will hit the market in 2009.
Tate has been deeply involved with the development of Insania with Three Rivers Winery and has said that making wine is similar to the process of making music.
Winemaker Holly Turner of Three Rivers Winery is equally excited about the new offering and said:
"Geoff Tate simply rocks and so does his love of wine . . . We share this passion for wine and have put together a powerful blend that represents Geoff. We feel so fortunate to be working with such a well respected artist that is also a friend."
Tate and 3 Rivers Winery hope to launch Insania at a concert event slated for September 20, 2008 at the winery. The show will mark Tate's first solo performance in six years.