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

Impressive South African Red That Outperformed My Expectations

Today’s Story: Vilafonté Vilafonté is a relatively new wine estate established in 1997 in the Paarl region of South Africa. A joint venture between Mike Ratcliffe of South Africa and Zelma Long and Dr. Phil Freese of the United States, Vilafonté consists of 42 hectares (104 acres) with 16 hectares (40 acres) planted to vine. … Continue reading “Impressive South African Red That Outperformed My Expectations”

Refreshing and Unique Austrian White Field Blend

Today’s Story: Weingut Werlitsch Weingut Werlitsch is a relatively small family-owned and operated wine estate and farm located in southern Styria in Austria. Viticulture and winemaking are spearheaded by Ewald Tscheppe, who took over this family property at the age of 26. Though the Tscheppe family had been involved in winemaking and farming for generations, … Continue reading “Refreshing and Unique Austrian White Field Blend”

Historic Pomerol Estate Showcasing the Promise of the Underrated 2014 Vintage

Today’s Story: Château L’Évangile Château L’Évangile is a historic Bordeaux wine estate located in the appellation of Pomerol on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. L’Évangile traces its roots back to the year 1741 when it first popped up in the land registry under the name Fazilleau, and it was owned by the Léglise family from … Continue reading “Historic Pomerol Estate Showcasing the Promise of the Underrated 2014 Vintage”

Another Solid Value From the 2014 Vintage in Bordeaux

Today’s Story: Château La Conseillante Château La Conseillante is a historical family-owned wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. The estate traces its roots back to the mid-18th century under the management of Catherine Conseillan where it gets its name, and they produced wines at least as early as … Continue reading “Another Solid Value From the 2014 Vintage in Bordeaux”


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