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Northern California wine regions that rock

Northern California wine regions that rock

California can be termed the workhouse of the wine industry in the United States, a well-deserved title that is attributed to its contribution of over 34 billion dollars in sales revenue annually. There are several valleys and vineyards in the North Central coasts that are a large part of that contribution, each with its own unique wines and styles. Notable regions in Northern California Livermore Valley Livermore Valley has been a great location for vineyards since the early 1880’s and still contains many of the pioneering vineyards that began in the region so many years ago. It lies in the […]

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Jul 18, 2017

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Heitz Cellars, History and Excellence

Heitz Cellars, History and Excellence

At Heitz Cellars they believe both in tradition and in innovation. After all, what good is a great history of wine making if you cannot improve upon it over time? Producing wines that outdo the previous bottling is one of the goals at this outstanding vineyard and you’ll definitely want to pay them a visit to try some of the delicious vintages they have to offer. Whether you enjoy a lovely Chardonnay or a Cabernet Sauvignon, the cellar is sure to have a wine that will set your soul on fire. Heitz is about history and excellence The cellar and […]

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Jul 13, 2017

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Do you know your ABCs?

Do you know your ABCs?

If you’re looking for a vineyard that has ranked as high as 3rd out of over 100 vineyards in the United States, then Au Bon Climat, affectionately known as ABC, is certainly one you will want to visit. Since 1982 they have been creating wines that possess huge character and owe their distinctive personalities to the winemaker, Jim Clendenen. Jim takes his wines to an even higher plateau with his small-batch artisan wines that he has been creating as well. ABC is the place to be Besides having some of the most lovely Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the Santa […]

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Jul 11, 2017

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Make it a Merlot

Make it a Merlot

For those who truly love wine, there are often specific wines they have come to cherish over time. These wines have accompanied the most treasured events in their lives and hold special places in their hearts as a result. The variety of wines in these lists range as broad as the seas, as each person has their own taste when it comes to premium wines. While some may love a lovely Chianti, others desire something with a much headier style like Cabernet Sauvignon with its strength and character. Where one meal may call for a beautiful Rose, another may need […]

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May 29, 2017

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McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

If you imagine a smaller vineyard and winery to be the place where you will find down-to-earth people who simply love people and wine, then McKenzie-Mueller is exactly where you want to visit. These folks have a very down-home view of the world and they put their heads and hearts together over the very grapes that they now grow and harvest to produce 2,500 cases of wine per year. From the beginning, Bob Mueller has been a man who loved to farm, making his transition to winemaking as easy as slipping on a pair of boots. His wife, Karen, already […]

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May 27, 2017

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Madonna Estate: Generations of great wine

Madonna Estate: Generations of great wine

At Madonna Estate in the Carneros AVA they believe in family ventures, as that is exactly what they are. This lovely, generational vineyard holds a feeling of family, warmth, and love that seems to be placed within every bottle of their absolutely delicious premium wines. From their Pinot Noir to their new addition, Dolcetto, every wine features the aspects of the environment, the varietal, and the soil, rather than being “fiddled with” by their winemaker, whose philosophy is that the wines should be left as untouched as possible. This has led to Madonna Estate gaining quite a following, with a […]

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May 26, 2017

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Cuvaison Estate Wines: Carneros wines are delicious!

Cuvaison Estate Wines: Carneros wines are delicious!

The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of Cuvaison Estate Wines are well-known in the region, having gained a reputation for their aroma and flavor that has brought to them a long list of loyal followers. The history of the estate is one rich with laughter, dedication, and a love for the craft of great winemaking that spans over three decades of experience. This lengthy history has resulted in some amazing features to the Cuvaison Estate Wines, including the art of their labels, which were designed by Andy Warhol himself. These designs were commissioned in the early 1980’s by Alexander Schmidheiny, the […]

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May 26, 2017

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Ancien Wines: Style and quality

Ancien Wines: Style and quality

When it comes to tradition, no one follows it more closely than the folks at Ancien Wines, where they take tradition and excellence to a higher level. Closely adhering to traditional production styles for their Chardonnay and Pinot Gris wines, they employ both barrel fermentation and barrel aging to ensure the truest to history wines they can possibly achieve. This allows their wines to hold a special quality that is lacking in many new-age produced wines. From the beginning, selective practices have created masterpieces Although they only produced 5 barrels of wine at their inception, this has allowed them to […]

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May 22, 2017

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Bring in the reds

Bring in the reds

Red wine has been a favorite of connoisseurs for centuries. It is no wonder that when people think of the romantic eras of history, they make a connection with red wine. It is the wine that is depicted in religious texts, music, art, and more. Known for its health benefits, it is often suggested to prevent heart disease, aid with blood pressure, and several other uses throughout history. With so many things making red wine a large part of our culture, it makes sense that so many vintners select these wines for production. What are some of the red wine […]

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May 13, 2017

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Clos Du Val : Dedication and Promise

Clos Du Val : Dedication and Promise

Clos Du Val has been located in the Stag’s Leap district for over four decades, allowing this outstanding winery to get a real grip on the terrior and microclimates of the district and their planting space. This shows in their credo, which is that a winery is responsible for refining their methods, improving their fruit, and finding ways to produce the best possible wines. They’re also responsible for learning their environment and planting vines that will not only endure but thrive in their blocks, allowing them to harvest the best fruit every year, weather permitting. This credo has served them […]

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May 12, 2017

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