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Vivid Expressions from the Cool, Foggy Heart of Green Valley

Dutton-Goldfield was founded in 1998 when longtime colleagues and friends, Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield, recognized a shared mission to craft world-class wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate home, through a brightness of fruit, complexity, structure and balance. From their favorite Dutton Ranch parcels, Steve and Dan select the vineyards that will blend … Continued

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Ricasoli Winery

Ricasoli 1141: Brolio’s Intangible Heritage

The history of Italy cannot be told without including the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141. At the helm of the winery since 1993, Baron Francesco Ricasoli explains with the deepest respect for his renowned ancestors, how he has guided the estate in innovation and sustainable vineyard practices. The … Continued

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

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. Over forty 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