Weingut St. Urbans-Hof was first established in 1947 by Nicolaus Weis who was awarded the prestigiour title “oekonomierat” (Chancellor of Agriculture) in 1969 for his dedication to German viticulture traditions and his name and title became part of the winery name, St. Urbans-Hof Oekonomierat Nic. Weis Weingut. His son, Hermann and daughter-in-las Ida, carried forward the tradition and further developed the winery through the acquisition of prime vineyard sites in the Mosel and Saar Valleys. This third generation wine making family uses traditional single-post trellis system that limits yield, enhances quality, and insures the best possible fruit.
In the early 1980s a young Stefano Mancinelli recognized the amazing potential of a local red grape that was all but extinct. Its tendency to develop fissures in the skin and drip precious juice when it is optimally ripe earned it the name lacrima (tears) it also earned it the disdain of the local growers who could not be bothered with this difficult grape. Stefano is specialized in Lacrima di Morro d’Alba and has a outside laboratory certify that his Lacrimas are 100%. A little Lacrima goes a long way and more unscrupulous growers are adding 15% into their Montepulciano or Sangiovese and marketing it as 100%.
Experience what it’s like lose yourself to the intense flavors and captivating aroma of a most beguiling bottle of wine. Uncover its mystifying flavor profile and lingering complexity, a true balancing act achieved only through masterful wine-making and harvesting delicate fruit from our renowned vineyards. Pour a glass and witness the ultimate disappearing act—as your palate gets carried away.
Region: Willamette Valley
Country: United States
Sutro Wine Company
SUTRO is a limited production of premium terroir-driven wine from historic Warnecke Ranch & Vineyard located on Chalk Hill Road in the Alexander Valley.
Established in 1911 along the banks of the Russian River, Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard was planted to Bordeaux varietals by famed architect John Carl Warnecke in 1972. building on five generations of land stewardship, Eliot and Alice (granddaughter of John Carl Warnecke) began the wine project in 2012 with carefully selected portions of the vineyard.
The wines are a true expression of Alexander Valley – minimal intervention winemaking, restrained use of new oak, and traditional blends paired with a California site generating a nuanced balance between elegance and power.
Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the original 45+ year old block situated at the foot of Chalk Hill. The dry-farmed vines with their deep roots and gnarled wood produce a scant 2 tons to the acre, lending remarkable concentration to the fruit.
Along the ridge that runs from Chalk Hill to the Russian River is the steeply terraced Merlot block. Alice & Eliot made their first wines from this fruit seven years ago and continue to seek its balanced fruit emblematic of the naturally low yielding vines and great exposure that characterize this site.
Region: Sonoma County
Country: United States
Tenuta Le Colonne
Situated in the heart of Bolgheri, one of the most sought-after regions by wine lovers all over the world, Tenuta Le Colonne focuses on the finest organic viticulture and spontaneous fermentation strictly using indigenous yeasts in unrefined cement vats in order to preserve the organoleptic characteristics of the grapes.
Tenuta Le Colonne upholds the respect and passion that have always distinguished our approach to wine-making, with the end goal of producing labels that express the region as authentically as possible.
The Tenuta has many natural water springs, one of these, the TEGGIA (Tesa Elisia) is remarkable for its beauty and it is well known be¬cause it is mentioned by the famous Italian poet Ippolito Pindemonte (verona 1753-1828). Having been at the heart of the development of the Amarone project since the 1950's. For Bertani, Villa Novare means vineyards dedicated solely to Valpolicella in all its various forms.
Teresa Raiz – Le Marsure
Located in Friuli, north-eastern Italy. Rocky and flat soil and ideal climate for great white wines. The line name derived from the local village, where the vineyards lay. All white wines have inoculation of cultured yeasts and 3-month maturation sur lie.
Terre del Palio
Terre del Palio includes a selection of wines from the province of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. Named after the most Sienese tradition – “El Palio”, a Medieval pageant and a horse race held twice each year in the city. Bertani Estates. Vineyards in Vino Nobile and Brunelli, producing wines only from the 160 Ha of vineyards, mostly planted with Sangiovese.
A delightful mélange of red wine varietals that stand up nicely with steaks, ribs, chops, or whatever is on the dinner menu that night. The Cleaver proprietary blend consists of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah with unsurpassed quality. The label is irreverent making it all the more fun.
It really is a cut above.
Country: United States
The Good Cider
The Good Cider is a hard apple cider made just outside San Sebastian, in the Basque region of Spain. Made by a family of Spaniards who have been making cider since 1918, and made from apples grown on the family’s own orchard, The Good Cider is a celebration of all things good. #WhatsGoodinMyLife
Region: San Sebastian