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From a visit to one of my favorite wineries, Gargiulo Vineyards.

Textbook Syrah From the Rocks District of Oregon

Today’s Story: Big Table Farm Big Table Farm is a relatively small winery and farm established in the Willamette Valley of Oregon in 2006 by winemaker Brian Marcy and artist/farmer Clare Carver. Brian worked with wine in Napa Valley prior to starting Big Table Farm, spending a decade with stints at heavyweights like Turley Wine … Continue reading “Textbook Syrah From the Rocks District of Oregon”

Merlot as It Should Be

Today’s Story: Enfield Wine Co. Enfield Wine Co. is a relatively small family-owned and operated winery established by John Lockwood and Amy Seese in 2010. John started working in the wine industry in 2004 at Heron Lake Vineyard, followed by harvests at Littorai, Bodega Melipal in Argentina, and Failla Wines. John remained with Failla for … Continue reading “Merlot as It Should Be”

Terroir Driven Pinot From the Sta. Rita Hills

Today’s Story: Tyler Winery Tyler Winery is a relatively small winery and estate established by Justin Tyler Willett in 2005. At the time, Justin was assistant winemaker at Arcadian Winery and honed his craft with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay while maintaining several barrels in the corner of the cellar that ultimately became Tyler. Tyler Winery … Continue reading “Terroir Driven Pinot From the Sta. Rita Hills”

Gorgeous Sonoma Coast Syrah

Today’s Story: Pax Mahle Wines Pax Mahle Wines was established in 2000 by Pax and Pam Mahle with a focus on Syrah and more “esoteric” varieties that can thrive in the cooler climate vineyards of Sonoma County and Mendocino. Pax and Pam moved to California wine country in 1997, though after a few years with … Continue reading “Gorgeous Sonoma Coast Syrah”

Young but Promising Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

Today’s Story: Liquid Farm Liquid Farm is a Chardonnay-focused winery established in 2009 in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County, California. Founded by Jeff and Nikki Nelson, Liquid Farm started with four barrels of wine and the dream to produce Old World style Chardonnay while supporting local viticulture. Two of these first … Continue reading “Young but Promising Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir”


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