Tag Archives: Viognier

Sol Rouge: New Releases Lake County 2010-2012

Sol Rouge is a 70-acre family estate vineyard and winery located in the Mayacama Mountains of Lake County, California just north of Napa Valley. it is situated at elevations of over 1800 feet in the foothills of a dormant volcano … Continue reading

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The Wines of Blaauwklippen Valley in Stellenbosch: Kleinood, Keermont, & de Trafford

Blaauwklippen Valley is one of several areas of Stellenbosch that we’ve visited on our South Africa trip. This valley provides excellent growing conditions for producing elegant and rich tasting Syrah and aromatic whites like Chenin Blanc and Viognier. But it’s … Continue reading

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Six Hats Fair Trade Wines from South Africa: Super Value with Equity

Fair Trade, of course, has the goal of improving the wages and working conditions of the farmers and workers in the developing world. In 2007, Charles Back (the famed owner of Fairview and Goats do Roam) helped the Citrusdale Wines … Continue reading

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Vinhos de Lisboa [Wines of Lisbon]

The Comissão Vitivinícola da Região Lisboa presented new releases of several producers at tastings in New York and Washington this week. In centuries past these wines were highly sought after. In today’s globalized world they are almost impossible to find, … Continue reading

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Spann Vineyards: An Innovative Producer’s New Releases February 2011

Peter and Betsy Spann (pictured here) own and operate a wonderful, boutique winery in the Maycamas Mountains of Sonoma. We’ve been reviewing their wines for several years now. The Spanns dry farm their vineyards and strive for low yields, in … Continue reading

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Blue Cove Wine from South Africa: Extreme Value

Blue Cove is a new label of high value wines being produced in South Africa for the mass market in that country and elsewhere. Thanks to Michael Bampfield-Duggan of Wine Concepts, I had the opportunity to taste the full portfolio … Continue reading

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