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 ...

TILIA Estate – House of Pinots and More

TILIA Estate – House of Pinots and More
TILIA Estate in Potoče, Vipava Valley – in Slovenia’s Primorska region – was founded in 1996 ...

Delta Breeze Magic: How Wind Shapes Clarksburg’s Award-Winning Vintages at Fellow Wines

Delta Breeze Magic: How Wind Shapes Clarksburg’s Award-Winning Vintages at Fellow Wines
The story of Fellow Wines of Clarksburg begins with the Ogilvie family’s agricultural journey in the early 20th century. David Ogilvie’s great-grandfather, George Wilson, and a friend, James Wadsworth, bought two parcels of land in Clarksburg in 1921 ...

Attention Craft Wineries! Deadline for TTB Comments on Bottle Labeling is March 29th 

Attention Craft Wineries! Deadline for TTB Comments on Bottle Labeling is March 29th 
The TTB is actively seeking input from small craft wineries across the nation as part of a regulatory review process. This is a unique opportunity to influence future regulations impacting the labeling and advertising of wine and distilled spirits. Your insights and experiences are important feedback for the federal government as it considers changes that could significantly affect the industry labeling requirements, especially smaller operations. In response to the U.S. Treasury Department’s February 2022 report ...

Major Milestone: National Direct Shipping Bill of Rights Receives Support from More Than 100 Organizations 

Major Milestone: National Direct Shipping Bill of Rights Receives Support from More Than 100 Organizations 
The National Direct Shipping Bill of Rights has reached a major milestone of support with more than 100 organizations, including 93 producer businesses and twelve producer associations, agreeing on the set of principles designed to help educate policymakers and modernize direct shipping regulations. Add your name to the list of supporters here. The list of supporters includes wineries, distilleries, meaderies and cideries from across the United States. The Bill of Rights was created to update ...

Calla Lily Estate and Winery: Bloomed from a Dream in the Napa Valley

Calla Lily Estate and Winery: Bloomed from a Dream in the Napa Valley
Located in the serene Pope Valley of Napa Valley, Calla Lily Estate & Winery showcases a unique origin story. Unlike the planned ventures that dot the region, Calla Lily emerged from a chance encounter. Winemaker Cary Gott stumbled upon a complete, state-of-the-art winery with established vineyards – a hidden diamond in the rough just waiting to be unearthed ...

Don Melchor – ‘One story, one terroir, one wine’

Don Melchor – 'One story, one terroir, one wine'
As Viña Don Melchor celebrates the release of its 2021 vintage – its 35th – I had the opportunity to meet, taste with, and interview Enrique Tirado, the technical director (director of winemaking) and CEO of this iconic, singular wine for the past 27 years – at Napa’s Compline restaurant in January 2024 ...