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If Penfolds, founded in 1844, embodies Australia’s winemaking past, then Two Hands Wines represents that country’s ever more promising future. In contrast to Europe and California—where most vintners...
One of the happiest moments in Italian viticulture occurred when Mar­chese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, an enthusiastic convert to the great wines of Bordeaux, decided to plant Bordelaise varietals...
Though Piedmont produces several red and white wines, Italy’s premier region has but one superstar varietal, Nebbiolo, and its two most important appellations, Barolo and Barbaresco, are located only...
Though Burgundy’s most fabled producer holds property in seven different grand cru vineyards, the domaine’s identity is inextricably intertwined in the minds of admirers with the 4.5 acres of earth...
The British-named port houses we know today have their origins in trade, not just of wine, but of other necessities as well. The merchants who captained these concerns bartered wool and other...
Success can sometimes be achieved by accident, but greatness requires deliberate effort. Certainly the late Jess Jackson understood this, though he once jokingly remarked to me that the success of...
Cultivating quality has been a way of life for Jeff Gargiulo. The proprietor of Gargiulo Vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oakville appellation built his family’s company, Gargiulo Inc., into the nation’s...
After acquiring 160 acres of land in the Adelaide hills west of Paso Robles, Calif., Deborah and Justin Baldwin established Justin Vineyards, which became one of the pioneering wine enterprises in...
A decade and a half ago, Santa Barbara County’s wine industry went through a period of adjustment, as many vintners who had attempted to replicate Napa Valley’s success with Bordeaux-style wines...
In 2005, Tim Perr and Scott Knight—insurance executives from Pacific Palisades, Calif., who share an interest in wine—embarked on second careers as New World négociants . Pooling their resources,...
For Karen Cakebread, former daughter-in-law of Cakebread Cellars founder Jack Cakebread, creating her own label was a way to honor another branch of her family and pursue her entrepreneurial dreams...
The traditional winemaking methods of Portugal’s Douro Valley and those of Pauillac inBordeaux, like the two region’s climates, could not differ more. Yet, in 1999, the Symington family, producers of...
The 845-acre estate located on Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain began as three wineries, starting with the original stone winery built by Charles Lemme in 1873, bought by the Schilling family in the...
Although the Davies family launched its Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with the 2001 vintage, the wine has a long history. The vineyard’s original owners, Jacob and Annie Schramand, founded...
In the early 1990s, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, owners of Duckhorn Vineyards, the couple searched for vineyards that would enable them to pursue the perfect Pinot Noir. They settled on territory in...
Several years ago, attorney Bob Finkelstein mentioned to his friend Steve Wynn that his clients, the family of Frank Sinatra, were exploring possible business ventures, among them a restaurant and a...
Franco-American alliance Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, and Robert Mondavi yielded the first New World “cult” wine, Opus One, in 1978. More than three decades later...
IN 1981, Deborah and Justin Baldwin purchased 160 acres in the Adelaide hills west of Paso Robles, Calif., intending to produce central coast interpretations of first-growth wines from Bordeaux...
When winemaker Rick Longoria decided to step out on his own in 1982, he chose to focus initially on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, producing small quantities of each with fruit sourced from Santa Maria...
In the 1960s, Don Chappellet and his wife, Molly, pursuing their dream of making fine wine, purchased land on Pritchard Hill located 1,200 feet above Lake Hennessey. The elevation of the vineyards...
Named for the inhabitants of Numancia, who defeated the Romans in the first century B.C., Bodega Numanthia Termes in Toro produces this 100 percent Tempranillo (Tinto de Toro) from vineyards located...
In 1946, Étienne Guigal established this domaine, which is now under the direction of his son, Marcel. Guigal produces stunning cuvées from both northern and southern Rhône appellations. Dazzling...
Family owned since 1822, Fonseca continues to be admired by collectors as one of the finest port houses. Head winemaker David Guimaraens, the great-great-great-grandson of founder Manoel Pedro...
The late Paul Avril’s son, Vincent, is in charge of this venerable estate, where he carries on his family’s traditions brilliantly. This wine has almost too many attributes to list; nevertheless, its...
The Australian team of Michael Twelftree and Richard Mintz shared one goal when they launched Two Hands in 1999: to make the greatest Shiraz-based wines from the finest vineyards in the country. This...
This walled vineyard was purchased back in 1826 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, and its Pinot Noir fruit perfectly represents the style and essence of Maison Jadot. The color of its 2008 vintage is a...
Since being established by owner David Powell in 1994, Torbreck has distinguished itself as one of Australia’s premiere producers. Utilizing fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley,...
The Faiveley family produces some of Burgundy’s most consistent wines, but with this release from the 2008 vintage, they have outdone themselves. This red wine has powerful aromas of kirsch, chalky...
Producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling since 1997, this New Zealand winery located in Central Otago’s Bannockburn region has quickly ascended to superstar status. This Pinot Noir has deep...
Located in the Côte de Nuits, Domaine d’Eugénie is owned by François Pinault and managed by Michel Mallard and Frédéric Engerer, president of Chateau Latour in Bordeaux. This delicious wine reveals...

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