Turley Wine Cellars – Paso Robles

Premier Winery Experience participant Paso Robles  A wine weekend on the Central Coast has to include a visit to the zenith of Zin, Turley Wine Cellars in Templeton at the old Pesenti vineyards on – where else – Vineyard Drive. Larry Turley, a physician by trade, founded Turley Wine Cellars in 1993 in Napa Valley […]

Robert Biale Vineyards

When you settle into your seat on the back porch of the Biale winery in Napa Valley, you, like most folks, won’t be in any rush to leave! Perfecting the old California classics, Robert Biale Vineyards, was founded in a garage by four partners in 1991: Bob Biale, Dave Pramuk, Al Perry, and Aldo Biale. […]

Oak Farm Vineyards

Premier Winery Experience participant  For a visit to a family-operated winery that manages to merge the best of modern production and hospitality with rich California farming history, head out northwest of Lodi to the end of rural DeVries Road to where the pioneering DeVries family first settled and began farming back in the 1860’s. The […]

Fields Family Wines

Set in the heart of the Lodi AVA – A ‘micro-winery’ by all accounts. We specialize in hands-on winemaking, making premium wines in very small lots – all wines are crafted from select vineyards based on our criteria. Small premium producer. Fourteen hundred cases annually. No distribution. Native yeast fermentations. Russ and Melinda purchased the […]

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Berryessa Gap is a multi-layered heritage story: immigrants, pioneers, farmers, and entrepreneurs…California Zinfandel in a nutshell! Berryessa Gap’s family connection to the land runs deep with farming roots from both Spanish and German ancestry in Winters, Yolo County. Wait…Winters? Yolo? Consult the map to get a bead on Winters. It’s that historic old west farming […]

Bedrock Wine Company

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Peterson in a 550 square-foot, former chicken coop with 8 foot ceilings and no fermentation space. After six years of Bedrock being a one-man-show, Morgan was able to talk his best friend, Chris Cottrell, into moving to California from New York to join him. They now […]

Amador Cellars

What started as healthcare executive Larry Long’s Zinfandel vineyard project in the Sierra Foothills blossomed into a drastic career change: a family-operated vineyard, quality-driven winery, and welcoming tasting room in the historic town of Plymouth, Shenandoah Valley. Passport to Zinfandel participant Amador Cellars is a small, quality-driven and family-oriented business, owned and run by the […]