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 ...

Péter Pincészet – ‘Tokaj is my region. It is home.’

Péter Pincészet – 'Tokaj is my region. It is home.'
Located in Hungary’s Tokaj-Hegyalja region on the border between the villages of Tokaj and Tarcal, family owned and operated Péter Pincészet five hectares of vineyards, including Thurzó, Mézes-mály, Bige, Mogyorós, Mester-Völgy, Lónyai, and Kövesd. From these come native Hungarian varieties like Furmint, Hárslevelű, Sárgamuskotály, Kövérszőlő, Zéta, and Kabar made in a variety of styles – dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, and sweet. "Tokaj is my region,” says Péter Ákos. “It is home. I know every nook and ...

From Buffalo Blizzards to Oregon Bliss: Rob Stuart’s Winemaking Journey to Success (and Pinot Perfection!) in the Willamette Valley

From Buffalo Blizzards to Oregon Bliss: Rob Stuart’s Winemaking Journey to Success (and Pinot Perfection!) in the Willamette Valley
The crisp bite of a Buffalo winter couldn't have been further from the summer sun-drenched vineyards of Oregon's wine country. Yet, it was amidst those snowy landscapes that a young Rob Stuart first encountered a life-altering glass of wine ...

How Nysa Vineyard Uses Nature’s Gifts to Create Unforgettable Wines in the Willamette Valley

How Nysa Vineyard Uses Nature’s Gifts to Create Unforgettable Wines in the Willamette Valley
What does it take to make a world-class Pinot Noir? For Michael Mega, the founder and winemaker of Nysa Vineyard, it takes a vision, a tenacity, and a love affair with wine that started in college and took him across the globe. In 1990, he planted his first vines in the Dundee Hills of Oregon, fulfilling his dream of creating his own family-owned vineyard and winery. After a four-year search for the perfect land, a ...

Cliff Lede Vineyards: The Winery Where Music, Art, and Wine Collide in Napa Valley

Cliff Lede Vineyards: The Winery Where Music, Art, and Wine Collide in Napa Valley
Cliff Lede's journey to Napa Valley winemaking began rather unexpectedly, sparked by his grandmother's home winemaking hobby in Edmonton, Canada.  A transformative visit to Napa Valley on a business trip in the 1990s during his construction career sealed the deal ...