One of the happiest moments in Italian viticulture occurred when Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, an enthusiastic convert
Though Piedmont produces several red and white wines, Italy’s premier region has but one superstar varietal, Nebbiolo, and its t
Though Burgundy’s most fabled producer holds property in seven different grand cru vineyards, the domaine’s identity is
The British-named port houses we know today have their origins in trade, not just of wine, but of other necessities as well.
Though the Chapoutier family traces its roots in France’s Rhône region back more than 200 years to 1808, when the clan first set
Burgundy’s rulers were often as treacherous as the region’s erratic weather.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, France and Germany vied for control of Alsace, until the Treaty of Versailles made its peopl
Over the course of the last decade and a half, critics’ preference for bigger, riper wines with higher levels of alcohol has res
Family-owned houses in Champagne sadly have become as rare as some of the region’s most exquisite têtes de cuvées as, o
A long and storied history can imbue an estate with a certain appeal that the imagination of the wine drinker attributes to the
In 1862, German immigrant Jacob Schram bought a good-sized property outside the town of Calistoga, Calif., where he constructed
Kenzo Tsujimoto, the chairman and CEO of video-gaming giant Capcom Inc., decided 20 years ago to provide himself with a very dif
Though few acknowledge the fact, California vintners’ reputations tend to rest on their reds, which is perhaps why Sir Peter Michael, who has made a career of taking on challenges, launched his label with Chardonnay.
In 1999, epicures Weezie and Launny Steffens succumbed to the disease that strikes so many visitors to Napa Valley: They were bi
Success can sometimes be achieved by accident, but greatness requires deliberate effort.
Cultivating quality has been a way of life for Jeff Gargiulo.
After acquiring 160 acres of land in the Adelaide hills west of Paso Robles, Calif., Deborah and Justin Baldwin established Just
A decade and a half ago, Santa Barbara County’s wine industry went through a period of adjustment, as many vintners who had atte
In 2005, Tim Perr and Scott Knight—insurance executives from Pacific Palisades, Calif., who share an interest in wine—embarked o
Some of the most desired California wines and more will be on the auction block on June 18 at Bonhams Wine Auction in San Francisco.