Category Archives: California

Lea

 Established in 2005 in Santa Barbara County by Jennifer ‘Lea’ Tensley, who initially worked close with her husband, Joey Tensley, till launching her own brand. ‘Lea’ keeps true to the Tensley tradition of letting the vineyard speak for[…]

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Mandolin

Wines that reflect the character of California’s Central Coast…The mandolin is an instrument in the lute family that is heralded for its brilliant tone and great carrying power. With their[…]

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Pomar Junction

 For nearly thirty years the Merrill Family has been growing grapes for some of the most prestigious wineries in California. Their agricultural heritages stems back to eight generations on California’s Central Coast, with the[…]

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Prime Solum

 Founded by Bill Hill, know for his career long study of climates and soils and their effect on the determination of the wine they produce, Prime Solum is a perfect example of his meticulous ethics and pursuit of quality. Stemming[…]

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Sextant

 Sextant stems from the name of an old world instrument which uses the sun and stars to navigate across open water which, just like their name, strive to create old world varietal wines.[…]

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Toccata

Known for versatile wines, fair prices, and a fun and relaxed wine tasting experience, Toccata features estate grown traditional Italian varietals in the warm Tuscan ambiance of the Toccata Tasting[…]

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Waterstone

A collaboration between winemaker Philip Zorn and Brent Shortridge, Waterstone Winery was founded in 2000 when the two men discovered a shared interest in creating award winning luxury wines at[…]

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Z-52

Three vineyards, four Zinfandels and one shared passion for the pursuit of small lot, single-vineyard wines are the driving force behind one of California’s newest wineries, Z-52. 

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Zin 91

On his 91st birthday, American wine pioneer Hubert Opici reminisced about his early days in California winemaking. He realized his fondest memory was of an Old Vine Zinfandel vineyard planted[…]

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