sta. rita hills

  1. Chad Melville: Honest Wines and Fair Prices Prepped Us for Difficult Times

    Chad Melville: Honest Wines and Fair Prices Prepped Us for Difficult Times

    "We spoke to Chad before George Floyd was killed and the resulting protests, which were generally peaceful but also sometimes descended into violence against demonstrators, journalists, police and property, including the looting of a few wine stores around the country. "
  2. Wine Pioneer Michael Benedict on discerning the Sta. Rita Hills as a home for world class Pinot Noir

    Wine Pioneer Michael Benedict on discerning the Sta. Rita Hills as a home for world class Pinot Noir

    "The authorities, the academics, had warned us that we would never get red wine grapes ripe in that climate, and way too cool they said, way too cool." Michael Benedict
  3. California Wine Pioneer Richard Sanford Interviewed by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

    California Wine Pioneer Richard Sanford Interviewed by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

    Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher interview Sta. Rita Hills wine pioneer Richard Sanford.
  4. Richard Sanford: Reflections of a Pinot Pioneer; Ants and Peanut Butter

    Richard Sanford: Reflections of a Pinot Pioneer; Ants and Peanut Butter

    Richard Sanford was a Naval officer during the Vietnam War. A shipmate named Scott Wine introduced him to Volnay which led to a wine journey that ended with him being inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame by the Culinary Institute of America. By Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher.
  5. Rozak Vintners

    Rozak Vintners

    Profiling Rozak Vintners of California's Santa Rita Hills.
  6. Do California Chardonnays Age Well?

    Do California Chardonnays Age Well?

    "Over the past few months, we’ve experienced the subjectivity and variability of wine in bold relief over the question: Do California Chardonnays age well?" Dorothy Gaiter
  7. The Evolution Of The Sta. Rita Hills AVA

    The Evolution Of The Sta. Rita Hills AVA

    The Sta. Rita Hills on the central coast of California is a tucked away corner of the world perfect for growing Pinot Noir.
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