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A visit to Littorai

Before Christmas I paid a visit to one of the greats from the California winemaking community. Indeed, in the course of our project, we got to know Ted Lemon as a highly-respected winemaker who has been making a wine of terroir … Continue reading

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A visit to La Clarine Farm

Last week I teamed up with Cory Cartwright (a fellow natural wine aficionado who is about to launch his wine import business in Oakland). We drove all the way to the Sierra Foothills, 3 hours northeast of San Francisco, to … Continue reading

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A visit to Broc Cellars

Right after the Donkey and Goat winery, we went to see Chris Brockway, the man behind the one-man operation at Broc Cellars. Chris was really nice and came off as really committed to his wines. We tasted some of his … Continue reading

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A visit to A Donkey and Goat

Last Sunday we headed out to Berkeley to visit the A Donkey and Goat winery. We had heard good things about these guys so we were quite happy to finally meet them. The Donkey and Goat is owned by Jared … Continue reading

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A visit to Renaissance

We went to Renaissance last Tuesday. They’re a huge estate in the Sierra Foothills, down the road from Clos Saron. They’ve decreased their production quite a bit in recent years and turned into more of a boutique winery. Nevertheless, the … Continue reading

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A visit to Clos Saron

We went to Clos Saron last Monday. Clos Saron is a vineyard and a winery located in the Sierra Foothills. They make mostly Pinot noir from vines that are own-rooted, which is quite rare. The owner-winemaker Gideon Beinstock was very … Continue reading

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A visit to Calera Wine Company

Last Saturday we drove South towards Hollister, where we paid a visit to the Calera Wine Company. Up in San Benito County, near Monterey Bay. Calera is the only grape grower in the Mount Harlan  appellation. That appellation was established … Continue reading

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