Testamatta Tales

Bibi Graetz, founder and winemaker for his eponymous winery, explains the mystique, creativity and dedication behind his flagship wine, “Testamatta” (crazy head in local dialect).  An avant garde artist, farming ancient garden vineyards, Bibi began creating his distinctive Tuscan wines in the early 2000s exclusively from indigenous grape varieties. Today his “Super Tuscans” are some … Continued

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Piper Sonoma ~ Discover world-class sparkling wines from the heart of Sonoma

Recognizing Sonoma as a great growing region for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and believing in its terroir, the Marquis d’Aulan family of France founded Piper Sonoma in 1980, with the vision to produce world-class sparkling wines in the new world, using old-world winemaking techniques. Nearly 40 years later, lead winemaker, Keith Hock speaks to the … Continued

The Soul of the Napa Valley

Oberon winemaker, Tony Coltrin, shares what makes Napa Valley so special as a place as well as a world-class wine region, and how this has shaped his personal life and winemaking career for over 45 years.   Photo credit:  RHopkins

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Chasing Donnafugata

The name Donnafugata refers to the novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa entitled Il Gattopardo (The Leopard). A name that means “donna in fuga” (woman in flight) and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in the part of Sicily where the company’s vineyards are located today. Immerse yourself in the story of … Continued