October 14, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that you can now join The Wine Destinations by Bottle Barn Wine Club. The club is an extension of The Wine Destinations Collection by Bottle Barn, which focuses on wines from smaller producers from all over the world.The focus of the club is to bring Sonoma County wines from small lots and family wineries that are often hard to find to those wine lovers that have an affection to this dynamic and diverse region. Sonoma County has over 400 wineries which makes it a never ending treasure hunt for wine lovers. Who better to guide us on this treasure hunt than Bottle Barn, Sonoma's premier wine shop.
October 10, 2019
Founded in 1987, Bel Lago is one of the pioneering wineries of the Leelanau Peninsula AVA which was established in 1982. Now, over 30 years later, Bel Lago grows more that 100 varietals on 37 acres. One of the founders of the winery and to this day winemaker, Charlie Edson, has certainly made his mark in the region. We were fortunate to catch up with him on our visit and during our conversation it was evident that he is passionate about making world class wines grown out of the terroir of the Leelanau Peninsula.
September 30, 2019
The recently welcomed fresh air of autumn got us thinking about our visit to Shady Lane Cellars last fall. Located on Suttons Bay, Michigan, which lies within the Leelanau Peninsula AVA, Shady Lane prides themselves on doing things handcrafted from the ground up.
During our visit we were fortunate to enjoy one of the most diverse tastings that we have experienced from one single estate. With so many varietals in their lineup, it was impressive to see the consistency in quality they have managed to achieve in their wines.
September 20, 2019
Visiting memory lane, while working on our last feature, we remembered the amazing time we had at Hanzell Vineyards over a year ago. Nestled at the toe of the Mayacamas Mountains, this family farm is home to the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the Western Hemisphere. A property that anyone would dream of calling home, Hanzell is fully committed to the land they own and it shows with their bio farming practices. From sheep acting as lawn mowers to pigs acting as tillers, Hanzell takes great pride in making sure the terroir they care for is helping produce the best wines possible.