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BRACK MOUNTAIN WINES

Barrique, Bench, Cyprus, Enos, Fable, L'Oliveto, Scholar & Mason, Tembo

Brack Mountain Wine Company is a family-owned winery dedicated to making artisan, small production wines that offer value to their customers. They embrace new ideas along with time-tested techniques and strive to define what a “next generation” winery can be. Located in the Russian River Valley near Sebastopol, California, their winemaking team is committed to producing elegant wines that reflect their region, vineyards and climate. They work with small growers, many of them multi-generation farmers, and all of them dedicated to sustainable practices, and source grapes from distinctive vineyard sites across Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands.

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BREA

Central Coast · Paso Robles · Santa Lucia Highlands

Chris Brockway, a noted California natural winemaker and owner of Broc Cellars, and Tim Elenteny, the libations logistics leader of Elenteny Imports, are the masterminds behind BREA Wine Company.


They have seen the thirst for site-specific, terroir driven, and sustainably farmed wine become the driving force for many avant-garde California winemakers who gravitate toward varieties that flow outside the mainstream.  BREA Wine Company seeks to capture this thirst while also bringing the beloved classic varietals such as Cabernet SauvignonChardonnay, and Pinot Noir into the fold. 

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BRICK & MORTAR

Napa Valley · Sonoma County · Mendocino County

Founded in 2011, we began with single-vineyard chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah, from select high-elevation Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino vineyards. Since then, we’ve applied that same discerning approach to methode champenoise sparkling, vin pétillant-style rosé, and canned wines as well. Our wines are elegant, balanced, and food-friendly: the European wine drinker’s California wine.

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CORISON

Napa Valley

Cathy’s winemaking journey began nearly 45 years ago when she took a wine appreciation course at Pomona College on a complete whim. She fell in love with wine for all the usual reasons, but, as a Biology major, was also taken by the fact that wine is the result of a fascinating collaboration among a series of living systems. Two years later she graduated, and two days after that, arrived in the Napa Valley, bent on making wine. A master’s degree in Enology at UC Davis followed, and then a harvest internship at Freemark Abbey in 1978. Winemaking positions included Yverdon in 1979-1980 and then Chappellet Vineyard for the 1980’s. In 1987, toward the end of her tenure at Chappellet, there was a wine inside her that needed to get out and she began to buy grapes and barrels (instead of cars and houses). Using other wineries’ excess capacity while continuing to moonlight at Staglin, York Creek and Long Meadow Ranch, Corison Winery was born.

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CRUSE WINE CO.

Petaluma

Cruse Wine Co. is a small winery in Petaluma dedicated to making uniquely Californian wine for your table.
Often with bubbles.

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DI COSTANZO

Napa Valley

Di Costanzo’s focus is tiny production, top-quality, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, made by our team of two: Erin and Massimo Di Costanzo.

  

When we met in 2009, he’d already laid the foundation for Di Costanzo Wines, but when we came together, it all came to life. After just weeks of dating, he handed me some grape shears and we picked our first parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon together. Partners in wine and in life, we set off to start a winery with very little money and no vineyard land. Di Costanzo Wines began in earnest in 2010 with four barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Farella Vineyard in Coombsville, and over the years we have added other vineyard sites to their portfolio of wines. Di Costanzo remains a two person, family operation, from the vineyard to the cellar to your glass.

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EMERSON BROWN

Napa Valley

Emerson Brown Collaborations began while working hand in glove at Vineyard 29 during the harvest season of 2005, a vintage marked by an excessively large crop, so big that many wineries turned fruit away at the crush pad. We did a little horse-trading with growers and the Emerson Brown partnership was born. We have continually collaborated on Napa Valley Wines ever since. We hope you enjoy our latest offerings.

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HIRSCH VINEYARDS

Sonoma Coast

Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross, Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of great pinot noir on the extreme Sonoma Coast. David Hirsch founded the vineyard in 1980 to grow fruit and make site-specific wine. From the start all efforts have been on the growing of fruit that makes wines profoundly characteristic of the site vintage after vintage.
In the wines of Hirsch Vineyards you find a natural balance and consistency in the harmonious resolution of these opposites. This complex, unique site produces fruit and wines of unusual acidity and balance with a vintage specific concentration of pinot noir or chardonnay fruit. These are wines to be enjoyed now or laid down for future consumption.

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I. BRAND & FAMILY

I. Brand & Family, La Marea, Le P'Tit Paysan

They did not set out to make these wines, they discovered great vineyards at the edge of sensible farming and decided to bring them to light..
The farther they looked, the more they found – remote, challenging vineyards, with hard depleted soils, and intense sunlight tempered only by the coastal breeze. Vineyards capable of producing only the most idiosyncratic wines. Our goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact.

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JOLIE-LAIDE

California

We continue to adorn our bottles with the art that surrounds and inspires us. Because our wines are a celebration of the year and seasons in which they were made, always different and unique, no two bottlings are ever the same. We honor each distinctive vintage with new artwork; sometimes our own, our friends or collaborations with artists across oceans.

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KINSMAN EADES

Napa Valley

Kinsman Eades is the maiden wine project of Shae and Nigel Kinsman, producing classically proportioned, articulate Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons. Turning to winemaking as a second act to music, Nigel’s passion for cabernet sauvignon took him from Margaret River to Tuscany, then finally to Napa Valley as winemaker for Araujo Estate Wines. Meanwhile, Shae’s epicurean heart saw her train under Australia’s top sommeliers before pivoting to wine business studies. Relocating to Napa Valley in 2006, she found her way to cult producer, Abreu Vineyards, before she and Nigel began making wine for their eponymous label in 2016. Crafting small-lot, single-vineyard expressions, the Kinsmans’ mindful farming and restrained winemaking chart the course. Striving to let the fruit lead the way, theirs is a pursuit of authentic character over perfection.

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LARKMEAD

Napa Valley

The historic Larkmead estate is one of the oldest family-owned establishments in Napa Valley. Originally founded in 1895, Larkmead is now under the stewardship of proprietors Cam and Kate Solari Baker.
Larkmead’s legendary vineyard features a remarkable diversity of soils that are more typical of a hillside than the valley floor. Centuries of alluvial flow have resulted in the accumulation of ancient riverbed gravel, clay, and loam. Winemaker Dan Petroski captures the nuance and complexity of this site by vinifying small lots according to clonal selection and soil type.

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LIEU DIT

Santa Barbara County

After countless bottles shared together and many trips to France, Eric Railsback and Justin Willett founded Lieu Dit focusing on the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County.

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LILLIAN

California

Certain gifts are given to the winemaker in California: the fruit will always ripen, it will never suffer from a lack of depth of character, of power. It is not our nature to lean away from these gifts or try to deny them by picking excessively early or by overcropping the vineyard. We choose instead to lean in, to meet the fruit where it is.
The goal with all Lillian wines — roussanne, syrah, grenache and cabernet sauvignon — is to work with these historical, noble varieties in a sun-drenched place but raise the wines in such a way that gives the wines levity and lift; a certain transparency and fineness of detail.

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LIOCO

Mendocino, Sonoma, Santa Cruz

Today the winery is owned and operated by the Licklider family. Husband/wife duo Matt and Sara Licklider and their small team produce the wines at a state-of-the-art winemaking cooperative in Santa Rosa. All of the fruit is purchased from exceptional vineyards spanning 200-miles and three counties (Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Mendocino).
The focus is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan from sites with older vines, interesting soil, and heritage clones. Sometimes the hunt for Pinot Noir uncovers other treasures like a coastal Syrah vineyard or a rare, mid-century planting of Valdiguie. Room is made for such discoveries.

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MATTHEW WALLACE

Napa Valley

Inspired by the pioneering spirit that brought our predecessors here in 1852. For us, it’s always been about the land. With 6 generations of Napa farmers behind us, we’re elevating the art and maximizing each block.

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MATTHIASSON

Napa Valley

Winemaking, for us, is a natural extension of farming. We have both worked for many years in the sustainable agriculture and local food movement, and in 2003 we started Matthiasson Wines based on those values. Our wines are classical expressions of different grape varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay and Cabernet sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla gialla and Refosco. The wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol.

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MCPRICE MYERS

Paso Robles

A lifelong, self-proclaimed "food and wine geek,” Mac was a quick study and almost immediately had the press lauding his wines from near and far. His passion for unique sites in Paso Robles and California's Central Coast, combined with his meticulous attention to detail in the cellar, result in stunning wines that more than live up to the hype.

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MENDING WALL

Napa Valley

Mending Wall is the product of three families and the thing that brought us together, our love of wine. Here, there are no rules. No expectations. Just the freedom to follow that friendship and to let it unfold and take us new directions.

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MOUNT EDEN

Santa Cruz Mountains

Mount Eden Vineyards is a small historic wine estate perched at 2000 feet overlooking Silicon Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. Founded in 1945, it is recognized as one of the original “boutique” California winery properties, focusing on small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Mount Eden’s lineage of estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is the longest in California.  Planted in austere, infertile Franciscan shale on a cool, exposed mountaintop, these low-yielding estate vineyards have consistently produced world-class wines for over a half-century. In 2007 Mount Eden acquired an additional 55 acre wine estate in the Saratoga foothills, which was christened Domaine Eden.
Mount Eden Vineyards also produces non-estate Chardonnays from the central coast, primarily Edna Valley.

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PAYDIRT

Paso Robles

Paydirt personifies the art of discovery, the act of “Going for Broke”, and the idea that risking it all brings about the greatest reward. Grown and cultivated by the most trusted growers in California, Paydirt is the ultimate Zinfandel blend of deeply rooted heritage clones from the oldest dirt we can find.

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PISONI

Santa Lucia Highlands

This land has an identity.   These mountains, this soil, the rocks, the quality of air and the wind. All these traits contribute to a character unique to this very part of the earth. Our goal as a family is to work with nature, through farming and crafting wines, and to preserve this identity in wines that express this very site.
The personality of this land was first recognized when Gary Pisoni began planting grapes in 1982 — some of the very first in this region. Each year we learn more about the characteristics of our vineyards, farming and winemaking to steadily improve the sustainability of what we do, and the wines we strive to create.

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RACINES

Santa Barbara

Racines is a collaboration between two classic houses from France, led by vignerons Étienne de Montille and Rodolphe Péters, and Santa Barbara’s own Justin Willett, owner and winemaker at Tyler Winery.
The project is the first venture for Étienne and Rodolphe beyond France and represents the coming together of all that is wonderful about Burgundy, Champagne and California.
These wines confirm something many have long suspected: that if you are looking to make terroir driven, elegant, balanced wines in the new world, then Santa Rita Hills is the place.

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ROOTDOWN CELLARS

Mendocino

Mike Lucia is no newcomer to the Northern California wine scene, as the owner and producer of multiple wine brands including Rootdown, Cole Ranch, and Es Okay. His winemaking roots go all the way back to the early 90s, where as a teenager he began working in the cellar. Since then, he's been busy: studied in the Fresno State Enology program, made wine for Copain, Goldeneye, and consulted for brands with similar mentalities. In 2016, Mike "hit the gas pedal" on Rootdown, increasing both the quantity and varieties of wine he made, stopping once he reached 9 wines. His newest venture, Cole Ranch Vineyard & AVA is testing all of his knowledge, as he studies a unique terroir (the smallest AVA in the US) and pushes to find the best Alpine varietals that will thrive in the Cole Ranch soil and climate.

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SANDHI

Sta. Rita Hills

Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Sandhi was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and winemaker, Sashi Moorman.

Sandhi represents a union essential to the production of wine: the collaboration between man, earth, and vine. The willing participation of all three elements is necessary to make great wine, and the winegrower must make this collaboration rich and nourishing for all involved. An understanding of these joint efforts informs Sandhi’s exploration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the Santa Barbara County terroir.

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STOLPMAN VINEYARDS

Ballard Canyon

Over 20 years ago, our Founding Partner, Tom Stolpman, discovered what we believe to be one of the greatest viticultural sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping & unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is naturally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. We are committed to preserving this natural environment for our vines through conscious farming, dry farming, & sustainable employment. In the winery, we prefer native fermentation & minimal manipulation. 


Dedicated to sensible farming & winemaking, we believe that we can create vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California.

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TATOMER

Santa Barbara

In 2008 I founded Tatomer with two Riesling vineyards. My intention was to use my knowledge to make bone-dry Riesling in California unlike many of the off-dry examples in the marketplace today.  I made a mere 400 cases in a small corner of a good friend's boutique winery. Since then, I have added more Riesling vineyards, as well as two Grüner Veltliner vineyards for a total production of 4,100 cases.  I plan to explore the depth of my current sites; and pursue new Central Coast terroirs in the years to come.

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TENDU

California

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TYLER WINERY

Santa Barbara County

Tyler is dedicated to producing wines of delicacy and balance, where structure and nuance are favored above all else. We believe wine should be elegant and honest, and possess aromatic purity and textural complexity. To best convey the individuality of each site, we try to be modern in our thinking and classic in our approach.

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VALRAVN

Sonoma County

We’ve been making wine in Sonoma County for over ten years now and along the way, established a dynamic network of friends and colleagues that include vineyard owners, growers and winemakers.  While we successfully navigated and maneuvered our way through the négoce market in the past, Valravn represents the next evolutionary step for us.  Because of those forged relationships and friendships, we have exclusive access to grapes from fantastic vineyards and the team to oversee hands-on production from vineyard to bottle.  We are proud of our past achievements and excited to realize the culmination of a decade of learning and focus, bringing authentic wines to the table that we have found, seen, and touched at every step.