Three Sons Cuvee Russian River Pinot Noir – Wine Story

When we planted our Estate Vineyard in 1993, our goals were not lofty. There had never been a vineyard planted in western Sebastopol, all the way to the coast. We were the first, and we began without a clue what we were doing. We purchased the rootstock from the Yellow Pages. We thought it would…

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Calandrelli Vineyard Dry Gewurztraminer from the Russian River Valley – Wine Story

I was introduced Gewurztraminer in, of all places, Kenya in the 1970s. I lived in Kenya as a young man. It had been a British Colony just a decade earlier. India had also been a British Colony, a relatively short hop across the Indian Ocean. As part of the British Empire, Indian businessmen were the…

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“Not Your Mother’s” Dry White Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley – Wine Story

European semi-sweet wines were the rage in the 1970s. Blue Nun, a German Liebfroumilch, was a fave. Mateus Rosé from Portugal was the most popular wine in the world. At the same time, a new entrant, White Zinfandel wine, joined the ranks of American wines made by Sutter Home. Sutter Home employed a winemaking technique…

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Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Little Sister – Wine Story

The grapes for our Little Sister Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from “Patient Terrier” Vineyard named in homage to the faithful companion of its owner, Greg Conklin. Rather than “Patient Terrier”, we chose to name the wine for a family story. In 2002, we were judged #1 Pinot noir in the United States for the first…

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Caring for an Adult

It feels like yesterday when we planted Halleck Vineyard. Jennifer was combing the Yellow Pages looking for rootstock, stumbling across a single-line listing for John Caldwell under “Nurseries.” This was amongst ads hawking all manner of services and products. Previous calls came up empty. There was a dearth of Pinot Noir rootstock available in 1991-92….

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Curried Quinoa and Salmon: Austin Perkins

We are privileged to partner with the finest chefs in the world. Thomas Keller of Per Se and The French Laundry, Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Cat Kora, and Michael Psilakis, to name a few. We’re featuring dishes from many of our friends on a monthly basis with recipes and stories, like Austin Perkins, formerly of…

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