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Tin Barn Vineyards Sonoma County

This small winery is a collaboration of five friends, including winemaker Michael Lancaster who manages its daily operation. The business name emanates from the old barn found on the Sonoma Coast where Lancaster sources his earthy, cool climate Syrah. Other wines include grassy and lightly citrusy Sauvignon Blanc from Carneros, where the winery tasting room […]

WH Smith Wines Sonoma County

Bill Smith established his reputation for making great California reds when he ran the LA JOTA winery on Howell Mountain, creating massive and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah – some of legendary proportions. The Smiths have now sold some of their interest here on the Sonoma Coast to David DEL DOTTO. As well as […]

Mayo Family Winery Sonoma County

Sizeable family run winery producing an extensive and generally impressive range of wines sourcing fruit from both the Sonoma and Napa Valleys and producing wines in relatively small lots. In addition to the wines profiled here Pinot Gris from the Balleto Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and an easy drinking red blend Libertine offer good […]

Macrae Family Winery Sonoma County

David Macrae sources Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from the Bacigalupi Vineyard and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the Stagecoach Vineyard owned by the Krupp Bothers at VERAISON in the Napa Valley. Winemaker Kerry Damskey is charged with making wines that are true to their terroir, all being from single vineyards. The Chardonnay displays typical […]

Kendall-Jackson Winery Sonoma County

Vast, private family owned wine company, founded by the late Jess Jackson, producing an extensive range under its own label and also owning or part-owning a considerable number of wine operations in the premium-wine sector throughout California. Leading brands include ARROWOOD, EDMEADES, and LA CREMA and the company also has interests in Italy (Tenuta di […]

Paul Hobbs Winery Sonoma County

Winemaker Paul Hobbs spends the northern-hemisphere spring months vinifying wines in South America, where he has helped in shaping the style at VALDIVIESO in Chile and CATENA in Argentina. Indeed he also produces his own premium Argentine Malbec, COBOS, from high altitude vineyards in the Upper Mendoza. Equally important, he also produces benchmark wines in […]

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