V. Sattui Winery

Hard to judge which historical wine story is more impressive: Original V. Sattui or modern V. Sattui. The original V. Sattui Winery was founded in San Francisco 1885 by newly-arrived immigrants from Italy, Vittorio and Katerina Sattui. Modern era V. Sattui (V. Sattui 2.0) was founded by Vittorio and Katerina’s great grandson, Dario Sattui, in […]

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Premier Winery Experience participant and Passport to Zinfandel participant Immigration, survival, determination, re-invention. Going to legendary Seghesio Family Vineyards in Healdsburg is to connect back in time to the hard-working origins of California wine and to view the entire colorful history of Sonoma County and California wine through a modern lens. And visiting today is […]

Rombauer Vineyards – Napa Valley

Rombauer is so strongly associated with it’s incredibly popular Chardonnay that it’s easy to overlook that the winery’s Zinfandels are its second most popular wines. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc all are hugely popular, too, but Zin in particular has been a key player at Rombauer since the winery’s early days. Koerner and […]

Miraflores Winery

This gem of a winery in California’s Sierra Foothills region is representative of the modern, elegant style of winemaking for which the historic Gold Rush area is becoming known. Balance, freshness, quality, and high relative value are now the keywords for Miraflores’ Zinfandels and the Foothills new wave of international varietal wines, in general. Located […]

J. Rickards Winery & Vineyards

At the northern end of Alexander Valley on Chianti Road, the J. Rickards Ranch is a twofold operation: both a family-owned and operated 60 acre vineyard, plus a small winery and tasting room. Grapes from the ranch provide several local wineries with some of their best fruit and the Rickards Winery’s wines that are sustainably […]

J Dusi Wines

Here’s an essential stop in Paso Robles – J Dusi Wines. Saturated with deep Paso history but with a 21st Century next-gen vibe, here you can visit, taste, purchase, and pay your respects with the great granddaughter of the most recognized family name in Paso Robles wine. The Dusi families are proprietors of two historic […]


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