Wineries

    Riverbench Winery: A Sparkling Surprise in the Santa Maria Valley

    While strolling along Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, a multi block enclave of art, music, and tasting rooms in the heart of town, I came upon the streamlined tasting outpost of Riverbench, a winery with vineyards in the Foxen Canyon area of the Santa Maria Valley.

    15 readers - By Grape Experiences

    My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards

    Dan McLaughlin at Robert Clay Vineyards My Cup O’ Texas Chardonnay from Robert Clay Vineyards It was in the dead of winter when I met Dan McLaughlin for the first time at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Texas. I had seen a Facebook posting or two from his Robert Clay Vineyards, but not much more.

    11 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 10 readers - Label Art from Eden Hill 2013 Divine White Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard Every now and then, I taste a wine and makes me realize why I spend so much time tasting Texas wines. In this case, there were two: Eden Hill Vineyard 2013 Roussanne (Oswald Vineyard) and their 2013 Divine White.

      Texsom 2014: Sommeliers Get Beyond the Big Three

      Vintage Texas Blog - - 9 readers -   Texsom 2014: Sommeliers Get Beyond the Big Three The @ItalianWineGuy, Alfonso Cevola moderated an interesting tasting panel this morning at Texsom 2014. It had to be one of the most diverse sessions by far at this years conference.

      Domaine Chandon & étoile: #Napa’s Classic, Stars

      Vinopanion - - 9 readers - The Chevalière of the French bubbly scene in Napa is the elegant and indomitable, Domaine Chandon (WL, FB, Tw).  It is the first French foray into domestic bubbly by the esteemed Moët & Chandon in 1973; the producer of arguably the most famous Champagne in the world: Dom Pérignon. Indeed, when many consumers think of sparkling wine in the US, they think of the name “Chandon.

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      #NapaQuake: How You Can Help Keep #NapaStrong

      … lost freshly made wines from the current vintage, but they also lost library wines — collections of wine going back years, if not decades. Wineries also lost wine in barrel that hadn’t made it to bottle yet, as barrels toppled from stacks five and six high. As if we need to be reminded, these wines can never be replaced. Winery Shake Up Monique…

      2 readers - By WineFashionista

      Wine of the Week 15 – a fine Picpoul as last of my summer wine

      …Lean-Luc Colombo in the vineyard. Well, the summer is drawing to a close and the weather, in the UK anyway, is not very good, but I have the antidote. I enjoyed a wine last night that was a pleasure to drink and made me happy. I was especially pleased as the wine seemed to be very good with scrambled eggs. I say scrambled eggs, but more accurately…

      6 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon Day with the Paso Robles CAB Collective

      … in the Adelaida Mountains at approximately 2200 feet. With its terroir of calcareous soils, maritime influence, and unique climate, the mostly Bordeaux varieties produced there can rival the best of the best. But there are other wineries in the CAB Collective, twenty eight to be exact, which are producing such incredible, noteworthy wines…

      8 readers - By Grape Experiences

      A visit to Fairview Cellars

      …I have finally begun to have some time to visit some Okanagan wineries this season. It seems odd to be so far through the summer without having visited more but life is busy this year. I have recently visited a handful of wineries, new and old and will post on them in the upcoming weeks. I stopped in at Fairview Cellars to taste through what…

      4 readers - By vinesanddesigns

      A Chilean Winemaker in Argentina – Meet Aurelio Montes Jr. of Kaiken Winery

      …“Passion is the best way that I can describe the country of Argentina.” This is how Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes Jr. described his new home when I met him a few weeks ago. I had asked him to describe the difference between making wine in Argentina vs. Chile, where he is from. Aurelio (who bears a striking resemblance to a younger Latin version…

      By Vindulge

      Angelita Vineyard and Winery

      …The post Angelita Vineyard and Winery appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. http://www.angelitawinery.com Angelita Vineyard and Winery is located in Angus just outside of Corsicana and is Navarro County’s first vineyard and winery. The winery is owned by Beverly and Rodney Spahn. The winery is managed by Beverly while Rodney is the winemaker…

      7 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Things are a little yeasty in there

      …After meandering over to Alta Maria, it was finally time to meet my #QBP – Queen Bitches Posse over at Tercero Wines, around the corner in Los Olivos. As I had somewhat secretly clandestinely arranged this day of pre-WBC shenanigans, I was looking forward to being able to relax and enjoy my free day before the conference officially got under way…

      3 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Off the Grid in Cambria, California

      …Thirty miles west of Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of California lies the charming resort town of Cambria where ocean sunsets, eclectic shops, terrific restaurants, and comfortable inns are waiting for you. Prior to this summer’s Wine Blogger’s Conference in Santa Barbara, I spent two days in Cambria with my daughter, Stephanie, who…

      8 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Square Wine Bottles

      …Through the many years of winemaking, we’ve seen lots of various specialty wine bottles. From time to time, winemakers will purposely choose a new bottle shape to stand out from the crowd and get a better chance of being recognized and remembered by the consumer market. It’s a risky marketing move but if it works, it’s half the bottle … Uh, battle…

      3 readers - By Wine Ponder

      Alta Maria Vineyards: Stop in and stay a while in Los Olivos

      …now, on to something completely different! This year marked the 7th edition of the North American Wine Bloggers Conference, which I will heretofore call the Wine Whatever Conference to avoid any confusion about who attends, what we do and what happens during it. Arriving in the area several days prior to the conference to take care of some family…

      4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Stag Hollow Vineyards — creating work-life balance

      …Since the purchase of the new smoker (“Old Smokey” as he’s being referred to throughout our neighborhood), we’ve been asked by nearly all of our family and close friends when we are going to start a BBQ business — as in, give up our day jobs and start a restaurant or catering company. We chuckle at the idea, though there is secretly a part of us…

      2 readers - By Vindulge

      5 Biggest Online Mistakes Wineries Make

      …Every business misses opportunities in their Web presence, but for such a warm and fuzzy industry, I’m always surprised at the online mistakes wineries tend to make. With hundreds of wineries starting up every year, there is an increasingly crowded market from which to stand out. Wineries need to use every tool possible to get their story in front…

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      Potter Winery

      … Gumption.  Chutzpah.  Get-up-and-go. These words all have the same thing in common:  winemakers Von and Crystal Potter. If you are an Idahoan oenophile, or wine lover in general, you should acquaint yourself with Potter Wines because the Potters are breathing fire into the Idaho wine industry and making a name for themselves…

      6 readers - By WineDineDIY

      Domaine Chandon & étoile: #Napa’s Classic, Stars

      … The Chevalière of the French bubbly scene in Napa is the elegant and indomitable, Domaine Chandon (WL, FB, Tw).  It is the first French foray into domestic bubbly by the esteemed Moët & Chandon in 1973; the producer of arguably the most famous Champagne in the world: Dom Pérignon. Indeed, when many consumers think of sparkling wine in the US…

      9 readers - By Vinopanion