The Wente family has made the Livermore Valley their home for more than five generations. While each generation has contributed in different ways to make the industry what it is today, they each share one thing in common: an unwavering determination to be better than the day before. This has been a driving force behind their success, not only with the wines they make year after year, but also with the lifestyle experiences they offer.
Indian Chenin Blanc , the San Francisco Bay Area's premier golf course. Designed by golfing great Greg Norman, the 18-hole championship course offers a picturesque 7,181-yard course set among the native woodlands, rolling hills and scenic vineyards.
Indian Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) During the summer, music fans don't have to look beyond the winery's natural amphitheater to experience world-renowned entertainers. This year's lineup includes Chris Isaak, Alanis Morissette, Matt Nathanson, Kenny Rogers and Seal to name a few. To purchase tickets, visit The Concerts at Wente Vineyards.
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Outside Robledo Family Winery, south of Sonoma, on a cool April Sunday, the U.S. and Mexican flags whipped a stiff salute in the wind blowing off the San Pablo Bay. A third banner bore the winery logo. The flags represent three themes central to the lives of Reynaldo Robledo and many other Mexican migrant workers who have helped shape California’s wine industry: heritage, opportunity and family.
Indian Sauvignon Blanc Robledo is part of a small but growing community of Mexican American families who started as migrant workers and now have their own wineries. They have emerged from the invisible workforce of laborers who prune the vines in bitter winter cold and tend them under searing summer sun. We read about them when they collapse from heat exhaustion in California’s Central Valley or perish in a winery accident. But they rarely appear in the glossy magazines that extol the luxury wine lifestyle, except as cheerful extras in harvest photos.
Indian Chenin Blanc Five Mexican American families are helping craft the next chapter in the story. They started as migrant workers and now have their own wineries.
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Stonington Vineyards, which turns 30 this year, is a staple of the Connecticut Wine Trail. The coastal winery is known for its chardonnays and cabernet francs. Read story here .
Indian Rosé Stonington Vineyards, which turns 30 this year, is a staple of the Connecticut Wine Trail. The coastal winery is known for its chardonnays and cabernet francs. Read story here .
Indian Sauvignon Blanc The coastal winery was founded by owners Nick and Happy Smith in 1987, and winemaker Mike McAndrew, who joined the business in July of that year, is still at the helm, crafting its European-style table wines.
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JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to show for their hard work, they are adding a new crop: marijuana.
Indian Rosé Oregon’s legalization of recreational pot two years ago created room for entrepreneurial cross-pollination in this fertile region abutting California’s so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation.
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There are some 10,000 wine grape varieties, but one dominates Oregon: Pinot Noir. It’s the undisputed king of the Willamette Valley, but the hegemony isn’t total. Other grape varietals thrive here—Chardonnay and Syrah, to name just two—but they’re minor gentry in comparison. More unusual and exotic varietals also exist, worked on by winemakers like mad alchemists creating new pleasures in the shadows.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India It wasn’t always like this. In the ’80s, there was widespread experimentation—perhaps there’s an alternate history where Pinot never became top dog.
Indian Cabernet Shiraz “People were trying many varietals just to see what fit in with what was considered a very cool climate,” says Brad Ford, winemaker at Illahe Vineyard, who produces Lagrein, Grüner Veltliner, and Viognier. “The market was mostly local. We had Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay... because those are the northerly grapes.” But Pinot seemed the obvious fit (advocates point out that Oregon is on the same 45 degree latitude as Burgundy, the cradle for premier Pinot). Now it accounts for 62 percent of wine production, with Pinot Gris trailing at below 13 percent and Chardonnay a distant third.
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