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From a remote village Michoacan, Mexico, to the vineyards of Sonoma County, this is the story of Ulises Valdez’s pursuit of the American dream. This has culminated in the opening of the Valdez Family Winery and Tasting Room in Healdsburg, California.
Imagine Wine is a true boutique winery producing aromatic and delicious wines in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, near Santa Barbara, California. Our wines are hand crafted by our winemaker, Ross Jay Rankin. He entered the industry in the late 1990’s and early on he produced in a facility affectionately known by its many excellent winemakers as the “Lompoc Wine Ghetto.” In 2008 he moved his craft to the “state-of-the-art” facility, Terravant, in Buellton. Ross sources extraordinary grapes from the renowned vineyards of the California central coast.
Wilson Creek Winery is warm and friendly, comfortable yet exhilarating, simple yet elegant, all inspirations from the Estate winesvineyards and Mount Palomar in the distance. The Wilson family all join together to make your Temecula wine country experience an enjoyable one, one that you will remember! – See more here.
Crocker & Starr Logo Crocker & Starr is owned by Charlie Crocker (Crocker Bank, etc) and Pam Starr (winemaker since inception) and was established as a bonded winery in 1997. Charlie has owned and farmed the 100 acres of vineyards in St. Helena since the early 1970s. Crocker & Starr grows the five Bordeaux varietals (cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot and malbec) as well as sauvignon blanc from an 85-acre estate vineyard that has been continuously farmed since the 1870’s.
Bello Family Vineyards Bello Family Vineyards. Michael Bello’s love of French wine led him to the accomplished and highly acclaimed winemaker Aaron Pott. In keeping with his pursuit of excellence, Michael teamed Aaron with the acknowledged preeminent farmer in the Valley, David Abreu. With the guidance of these top professionals, Michael purchased only the best grapes from local growers, obtained the highest-quality winemaking materials and demanded strict adherence to superior winemaking techniques. The result is the success embodied in Bello Family Vineyards wines.
LXV Wine LXV Wine is an award-winning, premium wine (500 cases), launched by Neeta Mittal, an engineer turned filmmaker, & Kunal Mittal, an avid technologist and a pilot. Inspired by the 64 arts of KamaSutra, and crafted by astute winemaker, Amy Butler, the style of the wine is at once classic and contemporary, showcasing the uniqueness of Paso Robles AVA. In 2011, LXV acquired a premium wine property on the coveted Willow Creek Road in Paso Robles to develop a tasting room, vineyard and, eventually, a state of the art winery.
Graveyard Vineyards Graveyard Vineyards Rob and Paula Campbell-Taylor, owners and caretakers of Graveyard Vineyards, bought the beautiful hilltop property in 2003 when the vineyard was in its seventh leaf and they set their goals firmly in place to create wines that memories are made of.
Kessler-Haak Vineyard and Wines Life is about the journey. For us, that journey involves wine and its incredible ability as a medium to capture the essence of its origin – the vineyard. Kessler-Haak vineyard is located on Highway 246, 11 miles west of Buellton,CA, in the cooler northwestern section of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Fog graces the vineyard most mornings; followed by cool Pacific ocean breezes and bright sunny afternoons. These conditions nurture gentle ripening of our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at lower sugars with crisp acidity and the higher levels of spice commonly seen in cool climate viticulture.
Hillard Bruce Hillard Bruce planted 21 acres of vineyard on 101 acres starting in 2004. Our wine is made 100% from estate vineyards, strictly Pinot noir and Chardonnay. The vineyards are located off Highway 246 near these vineyards: Clos Pepe, Babcock, Melville, Huber, Taylor, Cebada Canyon, Kessler Haak, Gypsy Canyon, Zotovitch. We are directly across 246 from Dos Hermanas Vineyard
South Coast Winery Resort and Spa The South Coast Winery Resort and Spa offers rolling vineyards, private villas, vibrant dining, a lush spa, and exclusive tastings. The South Coast Winery Resort & Spa touts over 600 distinguished awards for the wines they’ve produced in just four years. South Coast took the coveted “Golden Bear” award from its Northern California counterparts, naming it “California Winery of the Year” in 2008.
Cholame Vineyard The word Cholame (Sho-Lamb) comes from the valley’s original Indian settlers meaning “The Beautiful One”. Cholame Winery was started by Andres Ibarra, who from an early age had a passion for wine. The beauty of the Cholame Valley was what inspired the winemaker to see what he could grow from that beautiful region. They now offer many varieties of wine, many of which they introduced to the region for the first time.
Bergstrom Wines Bergström Wines When John and Karen Bergström began Bergström Wines, they wanted to start a business that would become a legacy for their children and pay tribute to John’s agricultural Swedish upbringing. With these dreams in mind, the couple moved from Portland to Dundee, where they planted the Bergström Vineyard on a gentle, 13-acre, south-facing slope overlooking the wide expanses of the Willamette Valley.
Bon Niche Cellars Bon Niche Cellars began in 2005 when Wally and Joyce Murray started their quest to find vineyard property in the Central Coast of California. The result of the search was a beautiful slope with a spectacular view of the distant hills to the north and west. The Murray’s vineyard was quickly planted with Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Combined with fruit from nearby vineyards both straight varietals and artisan blends are primarily Bordeaux style with a touch of Rhone.
DFV Wines DFV Wines is a family-owned winery committed to its 80+ year California winemaking and winegrowing heritage. Three generations of the Indelicato family have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their California properties, maintaining the unparalleled standards for which they are known. DFV Wines’ Family Farmed philosophy reflects its unwavering dedication to environmentally sensitive and economically sustainable business practices.
Skyy Vodka Founded in 1992, SKYY Vodka began as a tiny San Francisco start-up. Based on his singular vision to create an exceptionally smooth vodka, founder Maurice Kanbar pioneered an innovative quadruple distillation, triple filtration process that redefined industry quality standards.
Tequila Fortaleza Guillermo Erickson Sauza, a fifth-generation family member, producesTequila 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.
Thomas George Estates Thomas George Estates is run by the father-and-son team of Thomas and Jeremy Baker, who have dedicated themselves to establishing a world-class winery focused on site-specific Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays grown in the cool heart of the Russian River Valley. Their artisan wines are handmade in small lots in a style that emphasizes balance, brightness and terroir-inspired sophistication.
Angeles Wine Agency Angeles Wine Agency (AWA) is a California statewide wholesale distributor of fine wines from around the world. Their wine portfolio includes California, French, Spanish, Italian and other European wines. They also have a porfolio from the southern hemisphere featuring wines from places like Argentina and New Zealand.
Carte Blanche Wines Carte Blanche wines are produced with a generations-old commitment to creating limited, hand-crafted, fine wine. Per their Winemaker, Luc Morlet, Neo-Classical winemaking is the approach to marry terroir and tradition. Hands on viticulture, vineyard management, and classical French winemaking adapted to northern California are the foundation of their wines.