Monthly Archives: September 2022

West Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir: Not Just for Summer

The rosés of Pinot Noir being made in California and Oregon are substantial wines suitable for drinking the year-round.  In this article, we review some of our favorites from the 2021 vintage.  Most of them are cultivated and fermented specifically … Continue reading

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Pelliegrini’s Three Shades of Pinot Noir

The Pellegrini family emigrated from Lucca, Italy, to Santa Rosa, California, in 1915 and soon began growing grapes and making wine. Sixty years later the family established the Olivet Lane Vineyard in the Santa Rosa Plains. Today, Alexia Pellegrini, the … Continue reading

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Victor Mendes: From Successful Wine Retailer to Negociant

Vienna Vintner’s Victor Mendes is offering customers and wine club members a new line of delicious wines sold under the VIX label. The wines are sourced from California’s Central Coast and are crafted in collaboration with Edgar Torres, owner and … Continue reading

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Crimson Lane Vineyards: An Exciting New Quality-Oriented Winery in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

Businessman Tom Herrity is doing everything right with his new vineyard and winery in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We recently visited him to see the progress he’s making and to taste his first vintage, made by winemaker and brother-in-law, Dominick … Continue reading

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