Italian Heritage, Paso Robles Terroir: The Jada Chronicles

Italian Heritage, Paso Robles Terroir: The Jada Chronicles
In Paso Robles, the Messina family, Italian immigrants with a love for wine, embarked on a remarkable journey. In 1999, they transformed barren fields into Jada Vineyard & Winery.  For two decades, they poured their passion into crafting world-class wines. A twist of fate brought the Riboli family from Italy into the fold, merging their traditions and creating a new chapter in Jada's story ...

Broadley Vineyards: Couple Risks Everything for a Willamette Valley Dream

Broadley Vineyards: Couple Risks Everything for a Willamette Valley Dream
In the heart of the roaring 70s Bay Area, Craig and Claudia weren't chasing Cabernet dreams. Instead, their hearts belonged to the bold soul of Burgundy. Fueled by the Slow Food movement and a taste for the unexpected, this ambitious couple, with zero farming experience, felt a tremor of destiny ...

McGrail Vineyards: Blood, Sweat and Cabernet in Livermore Valley

McGrail Vineyards: Blood, Sweat and Cabernet in Livermore Valley
Forget the farm and ranching – the McGrail family's story in Livermore Valley isn't rooted in generations of tradition, but a love for open land and a nudge from a local winemaking legend ...

Bluestone Vineyard: The Embrace of Place in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Bluestone Vineyard: The Embrace of Place in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley
Lee Hartman dreamt of unearthing forgotten stories, his history degree a passport to the past. But fate, it seemed, had a different vintage in mind. What began as a teenage curiosity – a small vineyard planted with his parents – would blossom into a life-altering harvest.  ...

Beyond Pinot: Fullerton Wines Unconventional Take on Willamette Valley

Beyond Pinot: Fullerton Wines Unconventional Take on Willamette Valley
Fullerton Wines wasn't born overnight. It began as a shared vision, amongst Alex and Eric Fullerton for several years. It wasn't until a successful garage experiment in 2011 that the dream ignited into a call to action ...

Somnium: From Checkered Flags to Napa Wine Country

Somnium: From Checkered Flags to Napa Wine Country
The thrill of the race had been Danica Patrick’s  life’s blood, the scream of engines and the blur of the finish line her world. Yet, in the quiet sanctuary of the Culinary Institute of America, a different kind of passion ignited. Here, Danica discovered the artistry of cuisine, a world where the ingredients alluded to secrets of lands far and wide, where every dish was an adventure ...

Sabar Wine Estate – ‘A small hill of great wines’

Sabar Wine Estate – 'A small hill of great wines'
Founded in 2009 by Gábor Ádám, Sabar Wine Estate is a small producer – only 7 hectares – located on Sabar Hill (hence the name) in the Badacsony wine region, part of the Lake Balaton area ...

From Gold Rush to Grape Crush: The Remarkable Transformation of Valley View Winery in Southern Oregon

From Gold Rush to Grape Crush: The Remarkable Transformation of Valley View Winery in Southern Oregon
Eight-year-old Mark Wisnovsky wasn't chasing fireflies in the twilight. He was knee-deep in damp soil, his small hands carefully helping his father plant the first vines on what would become Valley View Winery. His younger brother, Michael, toddled alongside, mirroring Mark's movements with a small shovel – already captivated by the magic swirling around them ...

Németh János Pincészet

Németh János Pincészet
While the family’s winemaking tradition in the Iván Valley of Hungary’s Szekszárd region dates back four generations, János Németh is considered one of the area's young, up-and-coming producers. Farming around 10-12 hectares of vineyards (Iván Valley, Porkoláb, Görögszó, Gyűszű, Decsi, Baranya, and Gurovica-tető) and utilizing native yeast fermentation and Hungarian oak aging, János specializes in fruity and spicy international reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah; traditional Szekszárdi cuvées like Bikavér (Kékfrankos, Kadarka ...

CWA Recruiting Industry Professionals to Serve on New Advisory Council

CWA Recruiting Industry Professionals to Serve on New Advisory Council
The Craft Wine Association (CWA) is recruiting to fill nine seats on its inaugural Advisory Council. The council members will play a significant role in assisting the Association in creating and prioritizing its future policy agenda aimed at supporting small and mid-sized wineries' ability to expand direct-to-consumer sales and direct sales to trade partners. Advisory Council Members will join a group of veteran industry thought leaders dedicated to securing the rights of craft producers while ...