|2018 Featured Wineries & Breweries
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|Tucked away in historic Silverado, in the enchanted eastern hills of Orange County, lies one of Southern California’s newest wineries. Under a restful canopy of giant oak trees and smack dab in the middle of working horse stables, this is a truly special place. All converging with 30 years of award winning wine making excellence and a wine tasting bar with country charm to spare. Cowboy Canyon Winery is a place you won’t want to leave. But when you do, it will be with an armload of wine. Open for tastings most weekend afternoons, new wines and expansion plans are already on the way.|
|Like the Bootleggers of yesteryear, Bootlegger’s Brewery grew out of the local community and has remained focused on purveying the highest quality beer to our locals. We believe fresh local beer builds a stronger community. While we started in Fullerton California, these days we’ve expanded our community ties far beyond Fullerton and have firmly followed our motto of “Drink Fresh, Drink Local”.
Where We Started
In 2006, Aaron, the founder, realized he had an opportunity to transform his long time hobby of homebrewing into a viable business while taking an Entrepreneurship class at California State University of Fullerton. He set about honing his business plan and pitched it to a class panel. Before he knew it, he had leased a small 1800 square foot building, purchased a 7-barrel brewhouse, and was well on his way in building Fullerton’s first production brewery. In April 2008, after over a year of construction, Bootlegger’s Brewery opened and sold it’s first keg to a well known neighborhood bar in Downtown Fullerton.
|Located at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in the far Northwest corner of the Rutherford appellation, the Flora Springs estate is in the heart of the Napa Valley. Founded in 1978, Flora Springs has been a family affair for over three decades. As both artisan winemakers and growers, the family is committed to the traditions of fine winemaking and responsible stewardship of its 650 acres of vineyard land for future generations to savor and uphold. Today, ninety percent of Flora Springs’ red wines are sourced from its organically-farmed estate vineyards, and all of these wines are crafted in our solar-powered 19th-century stone winery and caves.|
|Guillermo Erickson Sauza, a fifth-generation family member, produces Tequila Fortaleza, using traditional techniques. This is a beautiful artisan hand-crafted, stone milled tequila. Tequila Fortaleza is produced entirely within the walls of their estate, using centuries old traditional methods which, although are very labor intensive, create a tequila which is unequaled in taste and smoothness.|
|Ascension Cellars began when two friends, Erick Allen and Brian F. Sauls, were enjoying a glass of wine together one summer day. “You know, this is good,” they said, “but there is something missing.” And so, the quest for something better began. They wanted elegance, body, and boldness in their wines. They wanted wines that they would be proud to offer to their family and friends.What followed was good fortune by the barrel. Vast support came not only from knowledgeable mentors in Lake Arrowhead, who have been making wine together for decades, but also from family, friends and other winemakers. All were the inspiration for two friends who simply aspired to make a wine that matters.|
|At Byron Blatty Wines our focus is limited-edition, handcrafted red wines that feature small family-owned vineyards in Los Angeles County. All of our fruit is handpicked, fermented in small open-top bins, and aged in a mixture of new and neutral French oak barrels for 18 – 30 months. The result is a selection of powerful wines with bold flavors that showcase the best of what LA has to offer. If terroir is a sense of place and the expression of its character, Los Angeles has never been expressed this way before.|
|Vinemark Cellars Winemaker Mark Wasserman grew up watching his grandfather, Papa Joe, make wine in his basement in Ontario, California for friends and family to enjoy. It was only fitting that later in his life, Mark would set out to honor his grandfather’s legacy by crafting wines from premium select vineyards throughout California, including vineyards in Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, Monterey and Napa Valley.|
|Quigley Fine Wines – We are importers of artisanal wines from sustainable, small production vineyards in Italy, France and Spain. The families and winemakers behind every bottle of wine we offer are as charming and as interesting as the wine itself. It is our goal to bridge the gap between the winemaker and the wine drinker – to keep the stories behind the wine alive until the cork is popped and the wine can speak for itself…|
|Navarro Vineyards was founded in 1973 by Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn. In the early seventies Ted and Deborah were searching for a perfect place to grow Gewürztraminer and settled on a 900 acre sheep ranch in the Anderson Valley. The ranch has a rugged terrain and climate similar to Alsace which promised that the grapes would ripen late in the growing season with tart acidity. During the last forty + years they have planted about 120 acres of grapes. As well as their beloved Gewürztraminer, Navarro grows estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Ted and Deborah have been joined by their grown children, Aaron and Sarah Cahn Bennett, who are actively involved in the family business.|
|Cass Vineyard and Winery is located in the rolling, oak-studded hills between Paso Robles and Creston on California’s beautiful Central Coast. This area that the vineyard calls home offers quiet serenity for the visitor and an ideal growing environment for wine grapes.|
|Evans Brewery, Orange County’s Oldest & Largest Microbrewery began operation in late 1994 with the first beer being poured in February ’95. Originally founded as Orange County Brewing Company, through management changes, the brewery became Bayhawk Ales and then eventually, with a merger, we evolved into Evans Brewing Company as it operates today.|
|Wiens Family Cellars – Wiens is known for its quality red wines, “Big Reds”. For the ultimate wine country experience visit us for a tour, a picnic on our patio, and Temecula tasting of Temecula Valley’s best wines. After tasting our Big Reds, we are sure you will join our Temecula Wine Club. The winery is open daily 10:30am – 6pm.|
|Houdini and Wine Country Gift Baskets have been in the wine business, sourcing and selling wine, for over 30 years. During this time we have tasted thousands of wines and met a variety of characters including some of the best wine grape growers and winemakers in California. These relationships have allowed us to source our own grapes and work with the winemakers to create many wines that we know our customers and their gift recipients will enjoy.|
|The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales. Founded as a small, friend & family run business in 2008, The Bruery takes it’s unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue’s family surname.
Patrick picked up homebrewing as a hobby, later to become an obsession, as a distraction to the banality of law school. Soon he was winning numerous awards for his beers and driving his wife, Rachel, mad with the messes that he would leave on the kitchen stove. Upon finishing school, he took it upon himself to draw up a business plan rather than study for the California Bar exam – a risky endeavor that shows through still today in the creative, genre-tilting beers that The Bruery prides itself on.
|Roadrunner Ridge is a young California winery located in North San Diego County. It is nestled on a hillside 10 minutes South of Temecula and 10 minutes East of Fallbrook. The Rainbow area is untouched by the hustle and bustle of modern day. Our vineyard lies on a rocky, clay hillside at 1500 feet. Warm days with afternoon breezes ripen the grapes and the coastal influence provides cool evenings for quality grapes.|
|Here in Coombsville the soils are a result of volcanic eruptions that occurred some three to five million years ago. The rhyolite tuffs and andesite breccias heaved from the earth are the parent material for nearly all of the soils in these parts. These soils, in turn, have undergone uplift, dispersion and erosion over many thousands of years.
The Vaca Mountains, which form the backdrop of Coombsville, were forced up by plate tectonics, taking layers of sediment up with them. When they reached a height they could no longer sustain, the hillsides came crashing down into the flats. This is the land we farm.
If you think of a vineyard as a vessel for extracting flavor from soil, then what you get when you sip a glass of wine is a taste of Earth’s history.
|Our wine is intended to increase our client’s enjoyment in life… Foster communication and build relationships with others… And create a greater appreciation for the culture of fine wines.
Our product is marketed through in-home tastings, special events, such as Hotel Wine Tastings and Exhibitions.
Our Wine Consultants educate and inform about fine wines and how to match them with delicious cuisine. Furthermore, they build and maintain lasting relationships with our clients through their knowledge of wine and their sensitivity to our clients needs.
|At Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, we’ve always marched to the beat of our own grapes.
How do you become the world’s most loved wine brand? You start with a belief that wine should never be taken too seriously and a conviction that when you follow your heart there’s no limit to how far your vine will grow.
Take our very beginnings in 1965, when California winemaker Davis Bynum first created Barefoot Bynum Burgundy in his garage. The unconventional name referred to – what else? – the free-spirited method of crushing grapes barefoot.
Fast forward to 1986. Things really kicked off when visionary entrepreneurs Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey took the helm, renaming us Barefoot Cellars and creating the footprint label we’re known for today. Barefoot Wine’s casual name and quirky persona quickly made an impression on our fans.
|The Stone’s Throw collection raises the bar for fine California wines… our wines are skillfully handcrafted here, remaining true to the tradition of artisan winemaking. With talent, passion and expertise honed over 40 years, we hand-select the finest California grapes, treat them gently and minimally, then match them to either French or American oak barrels where they rest until balanced and elegant. Although ready to drink at time of release, they will continue to improve and will remain cellar-worthy for years to come.|
|Chad and Linda, sharing an unbridled enthusiasm for fine food and wine followed their hearts to wine country, tasting and touring around the globe. They only imagined living the dream in the countryside, getting back to their roots; riding their horses, tending their garden, loving the land and growing and harvesting grapes. After the two married in 1998 Chad and Linda Kearns connected with best friends and fellow philanthropists Michael and Donna Cipolla to make wine. As hobby wine makers Michael now jokes with Chad, “The first year we taught them and the second year they taught us.” That was the year that Chad put his doctorate in Pharmacy to the test using his background in chemistry to take a winning medal for their 2001 Zinfandel at the OC Fair.|
|There’s a lot of water out there. Oceans, rivers, fish tanks, fountains. But none of that water is Essentia.
We created Essentia ionized alkaline water because we believe hydration makes us all a little better, inside and out. Don’t laugh. When you’re properly hydrated, you think, feel, move, work and play more effectively.
And that feeling, that confidence, is contagious.
At Essentia, we’re committed to delivering water of superior quality that we think can support your lifestyle.
|Tatratea is a tea based liquor and ranges from 32%-72%, this liquor got tremendous exporsure in the Nightclub and Bar Convention in Vegas 2011. Tatrateas can be served as shots, cocktails, on the rocks, neat or hot in tea. You really need to try it to believe how good it is!|
|The Bellante banner is a tribute to my family. My Grandfather, Charles, founded Charles Bellante Realty Company in 1925 using a similar banner in red and white. The company was passed down to my Father who taught me the value of hard work and a good education.
The banner has been modified to reflect the education my Father held so dear. The white lettering has been replaced with gold. The now cardinal and gold represent my alma mater, the University of Southern California. The gold lettering and black background represent our son’s alma mater, Purdue University.
We have been making small lot, hand crafted, age worthy wines from Santa Barbara County fruit since 2000. People often ask me where I learned to make wine and I usually respond “I am a chemical engineer”. This has become such a joke around our house my family has threatened to put it on my tombstone. That’s fine with me as long as they serve my wines at the wake.