Morellino di Scansano is an underappreciated region in Tuscany. Chianti Classico has the notoriety and esteem and that means one thing for Morellino, Value.The wines here are dry reds from the Sangiovese grape variety, known in this region as Morellino. They are produced in the rolling coastal hills around the medieval village of Scansano. There is excellent quality to [...]
Alex Krause and John Locke founded Birichino in Santa Cruz in 2008. Drawing on a combined four decades making wine in California, France, Italy, and beyond, they are focused on attaining the perfect balance of perfume, poise, and puckishness. Sourcing from a number of carefully farmed, family-owned, own-rooted 19th and early 20th century vineyards (and a few [...]
Hervé Villemade has been working his family's vines in Cellettes since taking over from his father in 1995. Today, the estate represents about 22 hectares of organically farmed fruit, all within the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOCs.
When Hervé first took over the estate, everything was farmed chemically and vinified conventionally. Unaware of an alternative, he [...]
Paltrinieri is a family winery three generations and running. Achille Paltrinieri built the house and cantina in 1926. His grandson Alberto now takes care of everything in the vineyard and cellar, while Alberto’s wife, Barbera, is the factotum.
The vineyards and winery are just north of Modena in Emilia-Romagna, right off of the A1 autostrada, [...]
Appellation(s): Baux de Provence, IGP Alpilles Producer: Dominique Hauvette
Annual Production: 3,300 cases
Farming: Biodynamic (since 2000)
Not far from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a tourist town known for Roman ruins and as the place where Van Gogh painted “The Starry Night,” you’ll find Domaine Hauvette.
Nestled among the foothills of Les Alpilles, the [...]
Nestled in the tiny village of Lansac, Loïc Roure is a young vigneron balancing terroir and drinkability. In 2003, Loïc scrapped his initial plan of opening a restaurant/winebar/retailer, deciding instead to start his own estate, Domaine du Possible. Starting out with some vines in Latour de France, he soon expanded with land closer to [...]
FAY D’HOMME: LA PART DU COLIBRI GAMAY
Vincent is the 5th generation of winemakers. Both of his parents, indeed came from winemakers families which make Vincent a ” concentrate” of winemaker. This is also the reason why his parcels spread on such a wide territory (4 towns and 3 great terroirs over 14 kilometers). [...]
From the Kermit Lynch website:
The Neveu family’s roots in the Loire Valley are nothing short of impressive, even for European standards. The local archives show that a Jean Neveu lived in the village of Verdigny (where the family still resides) as early as the 12th century, and family documents prove that they already owned [...]
We would like to introduce you to one of our newest suppliers Swick Wines! Here are some words about these wonderfully unique and authentic wines, direct from winemaker Joe Swick.
"I'm a Portland, Oregon native and 5th generation Oregonian. I got into the wine industry in 2003 with a cellar position at Owen Roe Winery. [...]
DOMAINE DE LA PRÉBENDE
Producer: Dupeuble Family
Annual Production: 3,500 cases
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Domaine de la Prébende produces a deeply mineral Beaujolais from a predominantly clay and limestone terroir, a rarity in a region dominated by granite soils. “Uno prébende” essentially means “a tax,” and the domaine sits on the location where monks used to [...]