Food: Chef/owner Alain Levesque runs a restaurant at the winery called Terroir La Cachette, serving "Niagara Provencal" cuisine.
Cabernet Shiraz Winemaker: Joe Will Specialties: Strewn makes a broad selection of wines from two vineyards and a collection of purchased grapes from trusted growers. The portfolio is solid through the three tiers and affordably priced from top to bottom.
Rosé Must try: Strewn Three 2007 is the top wine at the winery, an exciting classic Bordeaux-style blend that will age gracefully for a long time. Also try Strewn Terroir Cabernet Franc 2007, Strewn Terroir Pinot Blanc 2009 (just released), and Strewn Terroir Riesling 2007.
William Foley has found his next California wine acquisition, announcing today that he had signed a letter of intent to purchase highly regarded Sonoma County producer Chalk Hill Winery .
Shipping Wine To India Terms of the offer were not disclosed, but Foley, the chairman of two Florida financial companies, told Wine Spectator the acquisition came in two separate deals. First he is buying the 45,000-case winery, inventory, label, equipment and 278 acres of vineyard, all in the Chalk Hill appellation between Santa Rosa and Healdsburg. He also is personally buying the home and property owned by Chalk Hill's founder, Fred Furth, for $20 million and intends to reside there. That acquisition includes another 500 acres.
Cabernet Shiraz Foley believes Chalk Hill, which produces critically acclaimed Chardonnay, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah, adds a marquee name to the Foley Wine Group. "It has an iconic name," Foley said, adding that it also gives him a stronger presence in Sonoma, where he also owns Sebastiani Vineyards. The vineyards and winery are built to grow to 60,000 cases, which is Foley's goal.
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Grover Vineyards India Everyone has heard the rap about seeing live music at a winery: Crowds of geezers watching even older geezers on stage performing smooth jazz, golden oldies and folk. Any act that's had an actual hit recently wouldn't be caught dead playing a winery, even if the atmosphere is quite "civilized" (read: it's OK to fall asleep).
Shipping Wine To India Those days are gone. There's a far different scene emerging at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, the Mountain Winery in Saratoga and other venues throughout the Northwest and as far as away as Australia and New Zealand.
Plummeting grape prices have forced a Marlborough vineyard into receivership with more fallout in the region's wine industry tipped. Westpac pulled the plug on Aucklander Barry Sutton's Awatere vineyard last week, handing control of his two companies to accountants McGrathNicol.
Wines To India Sutton is believed to be the first major Marlborough contract grower to go under since a destabilising oversupply in the 2008 harvest. Contract prices have dropped by about 50 per cent in the two years since. The price per tonne this year was around $1200, but dropped to as low as $350 on the spot market.
Grover Vineyards India While contract grape growers have the security of sales, prices are mostly negotiated year-on- year and are susceptible to market fluctuations.
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(Jun 9, 2010) Wannabe winemakers are being tapped to participate in a unique club that will allow their inner oenophile to be part of the vineyard and winemaking process without giving up their day jobs.
Wine Prices In India Rootstocks, based in Niagara's wine region, was conceived by Andrew and Christina Brooks, formerly of Calgary. They moved to the region in 2002 and purchased a rundown Concorde grape farm and orchard outside Beamsville.
Wines To India Now the main and guest houses on the property have been renovated and the new vineyards established.
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