Geoff Tate

The release of his wine Insania

Geoff Tate, the original singer of Queensryche and the current singer of the band Operation: Mindcrime, announces the release of his wine, “Insania” in Europe. He will be working with Friedhelm and Anne Rinklin of the Rinklin Winery to release an amazing white wine.

The Rinklin Winery is in the small village of Eichstetten, Germany in the Kaiserstuhl hills. The farm has existed since 1713 and were pioneers in the organic movement in Germany. Insania is an organic white wine made from the Pinot Gris or Grauer Burgunder grape. Geoff states, “I have always loved German white wines and the Rinklin wines are some of the very best.”

Geoff chose to work with Friedhelm Rinklin and his wife Anne because he felt that they care so deeply about their wines. They intentionally reduce yield which increases the quality. The wine matures with as little intervention or technology as possible. Geoff says, “Rinklin wines are such a product of nature with all the natural variations. They deliberately emphasize these variations which makes the wines more exciting. They run the winery according to old artisanal tradition believing nature provides everything a good wine needs.”

Geoff’s U.S. version of Insania red and white wines were released annually in the US starting with a 2007 vintage. The wines are made by Holly Turner of Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. Geoff’s U.S. Insania is almost completely sold out with a few bottles of red left at the Three Rivers Winery and a few cases scattered across wine shops in California.

Geoff and his band Operation:Mindcrime are on tour in Europe starting in November and into December.

Nov. 13 Memmingen, Germany @ Kaminwerk
Nov. 15 Zlin, Czech Republic @ Euronics Hall
Nov. 16 Budapest, Hungary @ A38
Nov. 17 Sofia, Bulgaria @ Sofia Club Live
Nov. 18 Bucharest, Romania @ Club Colectiv
Nov. 20 Geiselwind, Germany @ Music Hall
Nov. 22 Tallinn, Estonia @ Rock Cafe
Nov. 23 Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
Nov. 27 Tilburg, The Netherlands @ Club 013
Nov. 28 Burglengenfeld, Germany @ VAZ
Nov. 29 Munchen, Germany @ Backstage
Dec. 1 Bratislava, Slovakia @ MMC
Dec. 2 Trieste, Italy @ Teatro Miela
Dec. 3 Rome, Italy @ Traffic
Dec. 4 Brescia, Italy @ Colony
Dec. 8 Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Dec. 9 Wilhelmshaven, Germany @ Pumpwerk
Dec. 10 Stourbridge, England @ The River Rooms
Dec. 11 Southend-by-the-sea, England @ Chinnery’s
Dec. 12 Buckley, Wales @ The Tivoli Venue
Dec. 13 Brighton, England @ The Haunt
Dec. 15 Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse
Dec. 16 Zuerich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
Dec. 17 Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
Dec. 19 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Schwarzwaldhalle (Knockout Festival)

For Geoff Tate’s Insania white please contact:

Rinklin Winery
+49 7663 99218