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Winery of the Month

  • January 11, 2017

    Bodegas Borsao

    LOCATION: Campo de Borja, Spain KNOWN FOR: Bodegas Borsao is one of the most prominent growers of Garnacha (Grenache) in the world. They are also recognized as producing wines that vastly over deliver for their price. HISTORY: When you can claim that the oldest vineyards in your region date to 1145, then you know that “tradition” is not […]

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  • Winery of the Month - Castle Rock
    January 11, 2017

    Castle Rock Winery

    LOCATION: California, Oregon and Washington WINEMAKER: Eric Laumann KNOWN FOR: Castle Rock has the reputation of being one of the best value wineries in America. They source grapes from a multitude of renowned growing regions to bring a variety of crowd-pleasing wines to market. HISTORY: Quality and Value — Castle Rock makes no secret about their goal when making […]

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    December 05, 2016

    Donati Family Vineyards

    LOCATION : Templeton, California & Paicines, California WINEMAKERS : Denise Valoff KNOWN FOR :  Donati is one of the few wineries in the relatively unknown Paicines AVA in Central California. They are known for making quality California wines for prices far lower than similar wineries in the more famous growing areas. HISTORY : LDonati Family Vineyard was founded […]

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  • November 09, 2016

    Louis Latour

    LOCATION : Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy, France WINEMAKERS : Louis-Fabrice Latour KNOWN FOR :  Maison Louis Latour has been family owned and a benchmark in Burgundian winemaking since 1797 HISTORY : Louis-Fabrice Latour, the seventh Louis Latour, now operates Maison Louis Latour, one of the most important producers and negociants in Burgundy.  From their entry level Ardeche line to their […]

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  • November 09, 2016

    Ridge Vineyards

    LOCATION : Santa Cruz, California WINEMAKERS : Eric Baugher, John Olney, David Gates KNOWN FOR :  This iconic winery has been making Zinfandel based blends and the world famous Monte Bello Cabernet since the mid-1960s. HISTORY : The history of Ridge actually begins in the late 1800s when Italian immigrants began planting grapes on Monte Bello Ridge, south […]

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  • September 19, 2016

    Elk Cove Winery

    LOCATION : Gaston, Oregon. WINEMAKERS : Owner and Winemaker Adam Campbell and Associate Winemaker Heather Perkin KNOWN FOR :  Willamette Valley Pinot Noir & Alsacian-style, steel-fermented white wines such as Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. Reserve wines that reflect the character and quality of their meticulously-managed estate vineyards. The single vineyard wines are an homage to Burgundy’s […]

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  • September 19, 2016

    Perrin Et Fils

    LOCATION : France – Rhone Valley & Provence WINEMAKERS : Jean-Pierre and François Perrin KNOWN FOR :  “Jean-Pierre and Francois share the unswerving values of a family dedicated to its terroir and family involvement in every aspect of the business. The legacy they inherited has been carefully nurtured and expertly transmitted to the next generation.” Dominic Symington HISTORY […]

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  • June 28, 2016

    Bodegas Volver

    LOCATION : Alicante, Spain WINEMAKERS : Jorge Ordonez and Rafael Canizares KNOWN FOR :  The philosophy of the wine companies, is to return to the traditional grape varieties and their cultivation, to create a true wine region of origin D.O. La Mancha, D.O. Alicante and D.O. Jumilla. HISTORY : The company was founded in 2004 by Jorge Ordonez […]

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  • June 28, 2016

    Sidebar Cellars

    LOCATION : California WINEMAKERS : Lydia Cummins KNOWN FOR : Being the pet project of one of California’s greatest winemakers, providing excellent wine at an affordable price point. My favorite is the Lake County Sauvignon Blanc! HISTORY : Sidebar is the fun side project of David Ramey, his wife Carla, and their daughter, Claire. It was born from […]

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  • May 02, 2016

    Paul Jaboulet Aîné

    LOCATION : Rhone, France WINEMAKERS : Caroline Frey and Jacques Desvernois KNOWN FOR : Caroline Frey was born in Reims in Champagne into an affluent Bordeaux family. The Frey’s own Chateau La Legone in Bond, a Third Growth, and are substantial shareholders in Billecart-Salmon. HISTORY : Paul Jaboulet is a recent addition to our portfolio, although they are certainly not […]

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  • April 28, 2016

    Ponzi Vineyards

    LOCATION : Scholls, Oregon WINEMAKERS : Luisa  Ponzi KNOWN FOR : World renowned and award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Dry Riesling and rare Italian varietals. HISTORY : In the 1970’s Dick Ponzi and his wife Nancy, after spending time abroad in Burgundy took what was considered at the time to be a daring risk. They purchased […]

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  • April 06, 2016

    Garofoli Winery

    LOCATION : Loreto, Marche WINEMAKERS : Carlo Garofoli KNOWN FOR : The Garofoli family has been involved in the wine industry for more than five generations. The same philosophy has always guided the estate: constantly updating production techniques while respecting traditional winemaking methods and the unique terrior of the Marche. HISTORY : Darla Garofoli’s husband […]

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  • April 06, 2016

    Swanson Winery

    LOCATION : Oakville, California WINEMAKERS : Emeritus Chris Phelps and Robin Akhurst; Assistant Winemaker Tony Herrera KNOWN FOR : Swanson Vineyards is best known for their robust and delicious Napa Valley Merlot. A wine that proves that Merlot can be as rich and complex as any Napa Cabernet can be. Swanson’s entire portfolio has become a Napa […]

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