Wineries

    A Chat with John Gerber from Chateau Tanunda – Great Wine from the Barossa Valley in Australia

    A Chat with John Gerber from Chateau Tanunda – Great Wine from the Barossa Valley in Australia Very recently I had the chance to meet John Gerber, proprietor of Chateau Tanunda, on his Grand Barossa yacht tied up in Newport, RI.

    10 readers - By Red Wine Please!

    What’s New in Naramata Wine Country

    As a wine destination, Naramata is about as remote as it gets in BC’s Okanagan Valley. There’s only one road in and one road out and heaven help you if an accident stops traffic in your path. The Naramata bench wine country, which runs north/south on the East side of Lake Okanagan, starts just north of Penticton on a grid of roads hosting a number of great wineries.

    8 readers - By Tasting Room Confidential

      Horse Heaven Hills Wine Region — a preview

      Vindulge - - 6 readers - A few weeks back hubs and I ventured into the desert in search of… wine. No I’m not talking about Arizona, where I’m originally from. I’m talking about Washington State. But isn’t the Pacific Northwest all green and rainy? Nope. Once you venture over the Cascade Mountain range an entirely different landscape opens up to you. The desert.

      Stomp Grapes at Lake Chelan Wine Valley’s Crush Festival

      Grape Experiences - - 6 readers - Purple feet aside, what better way to celebrate the harvest than to participate in Lake Chelan Wine Valley’s annual Crush Festival to be held the weekends of October 4-5 and 11-12? Grape stomping, wine tasting, barbeques, live concerts, and more can be enjoyed at twenty one boutique wineries as they open their cellar doors for your behind-the-scenes look at winemaking.

      Ballard Canyon – Syrah Incubator

      Luscious Lushes - - 7 readers - Wrapping up my week in Buellton at the Wine Bloggers Conference, the focal tasting seminar on Ballard Canyon and its Syrah was the highlight of the conference for me. One of the newest AVAs, Ballard Canyon was established within the Santa Ynez Valley in 2013. Long known as an excellent source for Grenache and Syrah, the area is a long, thin canyon running north to south in a curving line.

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      Cliff Lede's Vineyards Rock

      …Cliff Lede Winery is just over the hill from Sonoma Valley in the Yountville area of southern Napa Valley. They sit right in "Cabernet central" surrounded by wineries like Shafer and Pine Ridge. Cliff Lede gets good reviews, but I admit I've never had one of their wines. Perhaps because in typical Napa fashion tasting costs $25 and up or because…

      5 readers - By Bob on Sonoma

      Ballard Canyon – Syrah Incubator

      …Wrapping up my week in Buellton at the Wine Bloggers Conference, the focal tasting seminar on Ballard Canyon and its Syrah was the highlight of the conference for me. One of the newest AVAs, Ballard Canyon was established within the Santa Ynez Valley in 2013. Long known as an excellent source for Grenache and Syrah, the area is a long, thin canyon…

      7 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

      … about how he can’t serve cheese anymore due to what Brett [and fellow vintners] consider a ridiculous rule from the Alameda Country Health Department. It requires wineries serving anything but crackers — including olives or bread — to have a three compartment sink and a wash station. “It’s not like I’m making the cheese,” he says. Brett also likes…

      1 readers - By WineFashionista

      Stomp Grapes at Lake Chelan Wine Valley’s Crush Festival

      …Purple feet aside, what better way to celebrate the harvest than to participate in Lake Chelan Wine Valley’s annual Crush Festival to be held the weekends of October 4-5 and 11-12? Grape stomping, wine tasting, barbeques, live concerts, and more can be enjoyed at twenty one boutique wineries as they open their cellar doors for your behind…

      6 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Highlights of the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival

      …We just finished another great weekend in Newport, RI at the 2014 Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. Once again it did not disappoint, and if possible it was even better than last year. There was a definite improvement in the seminar locations, and the wine quality across the board was fabulous. For some reason it A lively crowd seemed…

      4 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Horse Heaven Hills Wine Region — a preview

      … were staying. We were told to make sure we had a full tank of gas before heading into the region. It would be quite the walk if you found yourself out of gas here. Good thing we were prepared. Though it’s home to 25% of the states total vineyards, there are only 6 actual wineries located within the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. This is a region that is all…

      6 readers - By Vindulge

      Exploring the wines of Santa Barbara County

      … intensive California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) program, for which I know hold the credential (97 baby!). With the NorCal Wine luminary Fred Swan leading the way, SF Wine School and several illustrious Santa Barbara County wineries converged on Dierberg Star Lane Vineyard in Happy Canyon to present a special deep dive class in to the terroir…

      6 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      What’s New in Naramata Wine Country

      … of great wineries. Just past La Frenz Winery the bench land narrows and Naramata Road becomes a drivers only lifeline to home. All side roads lead to the lake and Naramata Road dead ends in the village of Naramata. Naramata is on the way to nowhere. It’s a destination in and of itself. For this reason, my husband Bill and I hardly ever make…

      8 readers - By Tasting Room Confidential

      Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

      … in the South Okanagan. All of the garagiste wineries have an annual production of less than 2000 cases, and many are only around the 500-case level or fewer. I had previously had the chance to try wines from several of the garagistes but there were plenty of new wines for me to try! Some standout wines of the day (for me) included the 2012 Chardonnay…

      4 readers - By vinesanddesigns

      Talk Wine With Me: David Specter of Bells Up Winery

      … larger than the sum of its component parts. I also love sharing my passion with others, whether they be wine geeks or just folks out for a nice afternoon. My fondest memories of visiting wineries have always been based on the people I encountered, and my vision for our winery is to be a place where our customers can have that kind of experience. Q…

      6 readers - By Sip With Me!

      Knudsen Vineyards — from vineyard to bottle

      …“When you begin any occasion, you start with sparkling wine. You just know good things are about to happen.” This was Cal Knudsen’s philosophy, as explained to me by his daughter Page Knudsen Cowles, Partner and Managing Director of Knudsen Vineyards, over lunch a few weeks ago at their stunning vineyard property nestled in the Dundee Hills region…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

      …After #GoingRogue with Tercero, it was time to meander down the road a bit to Beckmen Vineyards, were the #QBP had a barrel tasting arranged with Keana and Beckman winemaker, Mikel Sigouin. I first met Mikel last year at Rhone Rangers in San Francisco, and when I mentioned that some wine bloggers were going to be in his neighborhood, he eagerly…

      3 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Lone Hen Winery

      …The post Lone Hen Winery appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Lone Hen Winery is located in College Station and is owned by Steve and Vicki Kirkpatrick. Their first vines of Blanc du Bois and Champanel were planted in 2004 on their ten acre lot where they live. They continued by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in 2006 and will be replanting with Lenoir…

      1 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Rappahannock Cellars; A celebration of great wine, an a new addition

      …A couple of weeks ago, Rappahannock Cellars opened up their newest addition to the winery – their Barrel Room! During our visit we were also able to taste the super limited, club only 2013 Viognier, and let me tell you, it is a treat to be had! As a follow up to that experience, I think it was timed appropriately to share with you all, my readers…

      1 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Halter Ranch Vineyard; A touch of Rhône, Ranch style

      …Paso Robles has some of the finest Rhône style wines in not only California, but the United States as well. Our latest AmericanWineryGuide contribution covers yet another gem that Paso Robles has to offer. Do not sleep on Paso, especially if you are a fan of small family-style wineries. The HISTORY “Halter Ranch is located in the Paso Robles…

      4 readers - By Virginia Pour House