We Partner with the Most Distinguished Cellars in the Wine Country.

ARISTA

  • Pinot Noir

  • Chardonnay

Arista Winery was founded in 2002 by Al and Janis McWilliams. From the beginning the McWilliams have firmly believed that the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are produced in small lots. This belief has always led to an emphasis on quality over quantity and a determination to discover and develop unique vineyard sites that reflect the distinct characteristics of the Russian River Valley.

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Arista's Philosophy: 

  To craft world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay there are no shortcuts. It takes dedication, focus, and a determination to go further than most are willing to go. It the cumulative effect of thousands of hours of work each year that no one ever sees that sets our wines apart.

  It all starts in the vineyard. You can only be as good as your starting material. We do not compromise our standards when selecting a site or grower to work with in order to increase production to meet external demands. We work tirelessly in the vineyard to maximize quality and potential that will be expressed through our wines.

  No amount of machinery can replace time spent walking a vineyard, working by hand, observing the vine, and staying connected to our land. We employ a tremendous amount of technology to guide our decision process each step of the way but ultimately it years of experience and a few basic, time-tested tools that we rely on to craft our product.

  In the cellar, we combine state-of-the-art technology and years of experience to fine-tune each step of the winemaking process. Our wines are fermented using only native yeast, aged using the finest French oak barrels, and bottled un-fined and un-filtered. All of this to preserve the nuance and character of each wine and ensure the wine ability to age gracefully over time

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Region: Sonoma 

  • Pinot Noir

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Merlot

  • Tempranillo

Region: Napa

  •  Chardonnay

  • Sparkling

  • Rose

  • Albariño

Over 25 years ago, Spain’s oldest winemaking family, Raventós Codorníu, ventured to a new world: a sea-facing hillside in the Napa Valley, with rocky soils and a favorable coastal climate.

It was here in Los Carneros that they planted new roots, building upon a 460-year winemaking legacy to create the next generation of estate-grown, artisan wines.

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Artesa's Philosophy: 

  Our approach to winemaking is inspired by both the old world and new, drawing on time-tested techniques as well as those at the forefront of innovation to create wines that express their unique origin, personality and heritage.

  We create our wines one small lot at a time, harvesting, fermenting and aging each lot separately, tailoring artisan practices to allow each parcel to express its individual character. Then we patiently and meticulously compose the final blends to achieve wines that are both elegant and intense, and unmistakably true to their roots.

 Core to Artesa’s philosophy is our commitment to experimentation and innovation. It starts in the vineyard, where a diverse site planted with diverse clones demands micro-farming and a creative approach each season. In the cellar, with low intervention and wild fermentation, and conducts trials every year to constantly strive to express fruit and site character more effectively. Each year our team make plans to trial new ideas, equipment, and practices in the quest to make better and more interesting wines for you every vintage.

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  • Pinot Noir

  • Cabernet Franc

  • Zinfandel

  • Tempranillo

Region: Sonoma

  •  GewÜrztraminer

  • Chardonnay

  • Rhinefarm Rose

  • Tempranillo Rose

  For six generations and over 160 years,  family has farmed Rhinefarm estate vineyard at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley appellations. Today, they focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines from this distinctive and historic property.

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 Gundluch Bundschu's Philosophy: 

  Established in 1858, Gundlach Bundschu’s estate vineyards are located 35 miles north of San Francisco on the southwesterly slopes of the Mayacamas Mountain Range. It’s located at the southernmost point in Sonoma Valley, flanked by the Carneros district to the south, Napa Valley to the east and nestled within the larger Sonoma Coast American Viticultural Area. Rhinefarm has a unique combination of steep hillsides and cool valley floor sites, allowing us to grow a broad variety of wines at a very high-quality level.

  Rhinefarm’s terrain below 150-feet elevation is ideally suited for earlier-ripening, high-acid varieties. Cool air settles over the valley floor, where ancient bay waters deposited mineral-rich sediment and pockets of light stream gravel in the Huichica clay-loam soils. We focus on Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay on this gently-sloping terrain, where growing conditions consistently deliver minerality and focused acidity.

  Above 150 feet, the terrain is dominated by Arrowhead Mountain, and the rocky, shallow soils consist of rhyolitic volcanic ash and alluvial wash. Steep hillside blocks are planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small plantings of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Zinfandel. Pervasive maritime breezes and long daylight exposure allow for slow, even ripening, resulting in deep color, intense flavor concentration and elegant balance in the wines.

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Purchase GunBun's Wines

  • Pinot Noir

  • Cabernet Franc

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Zinfandel

  • Merlot

  •  Sauvignon Blanc

  • Chardonnay

  • Rose

Region: Sonoma

  For over a century, five generations of the Kunde Family have farmed 1,850 acre estate in the Sonoma Valley – a truly remarkable legacy in the modern age of California winemaking.  A fervent, forward thinking vision of land stewardship and sustainability began over 100 years ago and has been shaped with each successive generation.

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 Kunde's Philosophy: 

  As stewards of the land for five generations, we believe sustainable farming results in the production of higher quality wines and ensures the viability of our estate for generations to come.  We are committed to a holistic winegrowing approach: nurturing the soil, respecting the native ecosystems on our property, employing dry farming practices, creek restoration, public education, and always working to reduce our environmental impact.

  At the winery, sustainable practices are integrated into our daily routines - from solar installation, lighting upgrades, recycled water, lighter packaging materials, and company-wide recycling programs. 

  Our winemaking mission is to craft elegant wines with a real sense of place – beautifully balanced and expressive of our dramatic vineyard landscape.  Winemaker Zach Long, who came to Kunde in 2011, brought with him a wealth of international and domestic winemaking experience, having worked in some of the world’s most acclaimed wine regions including Bordeaux, New Zealand, and the Napa Valley.  “Kunde Family Winery is one of the most unique properties in the Sonoma Valley.   My goal is to not only produce the absolute best terroir-driven wines possible, but to also uphold the legacy of the Kunde family by letting the vineyards speak through each bottle of wine I craft,” says Long.

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  • Pinot Noir

  • (Burgundy Style)

  • Cabernet Franc (Bordeaux)

  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Bordeaux)

  • Syrah (Rhone Style)

  • Merlot (Bordeaux)

  • Malbec (Bordeaux)

  •  Sauvignon Blanc (Rhone Style)

  • Chardonnay (Burgundy Style)

  • Rose (Rhone Style)

Region: Napa

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  Following a number of years spent working in the software industry, Dave Miner got his start in wine in 1993 as President of Oakville Ranch Vineyards, owned by his late uncle, Robert Miner. Having spent years as an enthusiastic wine consumer and collector, Dave had a natural affinity for the business.

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 Miner's Philosophy: 

 

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