Winery

Etude Winery – The Pursuit of Pinot Noir Perfection

Dec 3rd, 2017 Reviews Von Vino 10 min read

Etude means, “Study.” It’s certainly a suitable name for a winery dedicated to perfecting Pinot Noir, the ever so fickle and elusive grape. Pinot Noir is difficult to grow. Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s a thin-skinned grape, not as adaptable and more prone to rot. It requires a considerable amount of patience, commitment, and, well… Study. This is the second winery I visited following my Stags’…

Stags' Leap

Stags’ Leap Winery – The Wine, The Myth, The Legend

Nov 19th, 2017 Reviews Von Vino 9 min read

It’s been a week since returning from my trip to Santa Rosa for the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference. After some reflection and much needed rest, I thought it would be fitting to share my experience with the first winery I visited. Upon arriving to the conference hotel straight from the airport, with just enough time to grab a quick lunch, we loaded on to a…

Valdivieso

Valdivieso of Chile

Jan 31st, 2017 Regions, Reviews Von Vino 3 min read

Wine grapes were first planted in Chile as early as the 1500s. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s when Chilean wines began to receive international recognition. Within the last few decades Chile’s wine industry has grown rapidly, making it one of the world’s top wine producing regions. Chile initially gained a reputation for producing low-cost, bargain wines with relative ease due to its ideal growing…

Klinker Brick

Klinker Brick Winery: Lodi, California

Sep 21st, 2016 Regions, Reviews Von Vino 3 min read

During my recent visit to Lodi, California for the Wine Bloggers Conference, I had the pleasure of going on multiple excursions to visit different wineries in the area. However, there was one in particular I enjoyed the most. It was one of several surprise excursions in which attendees were broken up into smaller groups and each taken to different wineries. It was a suspenseful moment…

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