Archive for: Winery of the Week

Winery of the Week: Mitchel Katz  – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Mitchel Katz – Livermore Valley, Ca

Mitchell Katz isn’t your typical winemaker. If you ask him why he got into the wine business, he’ll tell you unequivocally, with a good laugh, “stupidity.”...

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Winery of the Week: August Ridge – Paso Robles, Ca

Winery of the Week: August Ridge – Paso Robles, Ca

John Barker’s family tradition of growing grapes in California (since the 1800’s) and his wife Jill’s Italian heritage blend together perfectly...

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Winery of the Week: HammerSky Vineyards – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: HammerSky Vineyards – Paso Robles

At a time when so many wines, especially those on the shelves of large retailers, are trending towards a soft and sweet character, it’s refreshing to find...

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Winery of the Week: Dunning Vineyards – Paso Robles, Ca

Winery of the Week: Dunning Vineyards – Paso Robles, Ca

While Paso Robles has gained a mainstream reputation has a premier wine producing area in the last several years, the Dunning’s realized it’s potential...

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Winery of the Week: Tablas Creek – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Tablas Creek – Paso Robles

At Tablas Creek Winery, they are all about blending.  Whether it’s old world and new world or the Rhone Valley with Paso Robles, their goal is to produce...

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Winery of the Week: Sextant – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Sextant – Paso Robles

At Sextant, they believe in a “hands-off” approach to making wine.  Most important to them is selecting to right terroir for their grapes to grow, and...

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Winery of the Week: Hoyt Family Vineyards – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Hoyt Family Vineyards – Paso Robles

100 pounds of Cabernet and a kitchen.  That’s how the Hoyt family made its first wine.  They’ve advanced well beyond that initial venture and now...

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Winery of the Week: Croma Vera – Paso Robles, Ca

Winery of the Week: Croma Vera – Paso Robles, Ca

At Croma Vera, they specialize in Spanish grape varieties (like Tempanillo) and view shaping their wines as a work of art.  You see, co-founder Mindy Oliver was...

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Winery of the Week: Eola Hills – Oregon, USA

Winery of the Week: Eola Hills – Oregon, USA

Thirty years ago, most people weren’t thinking about growing grapes and making wine in Oregon, but Tom Huggins was when he started Eola Hills.  His work in agricultural...

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Winery of the Week: Mazzocco – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Mazzocco – Dry Creek Valley, Ca

We wrap up our exploration of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley with Mazzocco Winery.  Their main focus is the area’s signature grape, Zinfandel, which...

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