Iapetus is more than the name of an ancient ocean that once covered the present-day Champlain Valley. As a concept, it is the beginning of a story hundreds of millions of years old. It is as much about the past as it is about the future. Just as geology induces transition over time, Iapetus [...]
Dedicated to honesty, quality and family, Buehler Vineyards is a fourth generation vineyard and winery perched on a mountain top just east of St Helena in Napa Valley. Situated on three hundred acres this family has been farming Cabernet Sauvignon for more than four decades.
The Napa Valley Cab is brimming with fruit aromas and [...]
Julie Noël is a rising star in the Loire Valley. She took over Domaine Patrick Noël from her father. Patrick is descended from more than three centuries of vignerons, all from the village of Chavignol. Historically, in the Noël family, the vines have always been transmitted from mothers to daughters. Patrick is an exception [...]
Jamey moved out to Napa Valley from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle, and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship [...]
Le Ragnaie is known for its elegant, terroir-driven wines that stand out in this Tuscan powerhouse category. The owner and winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti, acquired the property in 2002 and now farms 15.5 ha. Making complex, traditional wines from Sangiovese Grosso, Riccardo's wines exhibit elegance and finesse from farming some of the highest altitude [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]