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

Fun Cabernet/Syrah Blend From the Walla Walla Valley

Today’s Story: K Vintners K Vintners was established by Charles Smith as his first winery in December 2001. Located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Washington, K Vintners produces small lot single vineyard Syrah and field blends of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Tempranillo, and Viognier which are all picked by hand, … Continue reading “Fun Cabernet/Syrah Blend From the Walla Walla Valley”

Fun and Refreshing Napa White Blend That Begs for an Oyster Pairing

Today’s Story: Matthiasson Family Vineyards Matthiasson Family Vineyards is a relatively small winery established in 2003 by Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson. Steve grew up passionate about farming, passing time as a gardener and cook while in college before co-writing the California manual on sustainable vineyard practices in 1999 after graduate school for horticulture. Jill … Continue reading “Fun and Refreshing Napa White Blend That Begs for an Oyster Pairing”

Chardonnay off the Beaten Path

Today’s Story: Jean Bourdy Jean Bourdy is a historic family-owned estate dating to 1475 in the Jura region of France. Today under guidance of the family’s 15th generation and brothers Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François Bourdy, the family domaine consists of ten hectares (25 acres) planted to Pinot Noir, Trousseau, Poulsard, Chardonnay, and Savagnin. Winemaking here is … Continue reading “Chardonnay off the Beaten Path”

Fun Oregon Rosé That Differs From the Crisp Porch Pounders

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 “Fun Oregon Rosé That Differs From the Crisp Porch Pounders”


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