Box Wine Company: A Fusion of Surfing, Art and Viticulture Along the North Coast 

Box Wine Company: A Fusion of Surfing, Art and Viticulture Along the North Coast 
On a cold foggy day with the wind blowing like crazy along Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, strong currents and massive waves cascading along the coast, you would have found young Wesley Box on his boogie board braving the elements and thirsting for adventure.   Back in the 1990s, ...

Story Winery’s Storied Past, Present, and Future

Story Winery's Storied Past, Present, and Future
Story Winery in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley has a long – and yes, storied – history. Its tasting room is a restored bunkhouse from the Gold Rush era built in 1860. The estate vineyards date back to 1894 – a .75-acre block planted with Mission – along with its Picnic ...

U.S. Agency to Outline Program on Wine Exports

U.S. Agency to Outline Program on Wine Exports
The Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the U.S., the nation's official export credit agency whose mission is to support American job creation, prosperity, and security through exporting, will give an hour-long presentation on ways for small and medium-sized wineries to reach international markets. Registration is now open for the June 28 ...

Sta. Rita Hills: Unique Cool Climate Expressive Wines in the Heart of Santa Barbara County

Sta. Rita Hills: Unique Cool Climate Expressive Wines in the Heart of Santa Barbara County
Established in 2001 within the county of Santa Barbara, California, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is part of the larger Santa Ynez AVA, situated between the town of Lompoc and Buellton. The region has a distinct topography and microclimate.  Millions of years ago, Tectonic plate movements led to mountains rising ...

Iris Vineyards Opens Wine Bar in Downtown Springfield, OR

Iris Vineyards Opens Wine Bar in Downtown Springfield, OR
If you are near Springfield, Oregon, there is a new wine bar that just opened to the public starting June 2, 2022. Offering their award-winning wines and wine-based cocktails, the Iris Vineyards Wine Bar is located on Mainstreet in the town's historic center. Locally owned by Pamela Frye, the vineyard ...

Schermeister Winery – Love at Second Sight

Schermeister Winery – Love at Second Sight
“Artist travels to California for two-month wine job, falls in love with a winemaker, never moves back to east coast.” Thus began the story of Schermeister Winery, a husband-and-wife – plus beloved family dog, Eli – winemaking adventure. In 2012, Rob had been making wine for the likes of Mark ...

INSPIRE: A Celebration of Women in Wine

INSPIRE: A Celebration of Women in Wine
A New Exhibit Celebrates Women in Wine A commemorative project called INSPIRE: A Celebration of Women in Wine, has been created by Mario Chiodo, renowned artist, and John Dunbar, Yountville Mayor. Chiodo is known for his monuments and sculptures on social justice themes, honoring individuals who have weathered adversity and ...

ACORN Winery and Alegría Vineyards – The Russian River Valley’s ‘United Nations of Grapes’

ACORN Winery and Alegría Vineyards – The Russian River Valley’s ‘United Nations of Grapes’
When Bill Nachbaur was a second-grade student in Vallejo, California, his teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He replied, “I want to be a farmer.” Little did he know his dream would come to fruition in 1990 in the form of purchasing, farming, and ...

St. Clair Brown Winery & Brewery – Women Embracing Local Napa Their Way

St. Clair Brown Winery & Brewery – Women Embracing Local Napa Their Way
Co-owner, winemaker, and head brewer Elaine St. Clair and co-owner and president Laina Brown founded St. Clair Brown Winery in 2010 and the brewery in 2018. After decades of working for other companies, they asked themselves, “How do we want to spend the rest of our lives and career?” The ...

Northern Michigan: Fresh and Expressive Cool Climate White Wines

Northern Michigan: Fresh and Expressive Cool Climate White Wines
Near the Canadian border in the Midwest, sits a region uncharted and vibrant making world class white wines. Northern Michigan offers an oasis of opportunity for grape growers and winemakers to create truly distinct wines that reflect its unique climate and terroir.  The region benefits from the moderating temperature effects ...