California wines have grown in popularity and California is now a premier wine making region with a stellar reputation worldwide. All our wines are true examples of their type, lovingly created by small production growers who’ve spent generations perfecting their product, resulting in beautiful wines which offer a unique experience for wine lovers seeking something out of the ordinary.
California wines account for more than 90% of the wine being produced in the United States, and it ranks fourth in global production after countries such as France, Italy, and Spain.
The unique geography offers diverse growing regions that produce various grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and many others.
The warm Mediterranean style climate combined with cool ocean breezes provides ideal conditions for grapes to thrive.
In addition, the state boasts innovative techniques for winemaking that include advanced technology coupled with traditional methods passed down from generations of family-owned vineyards. This results in some of the most exquisite wines, easily rivalling some of the highly regarded old world wines.
Our California wines are all hand selected by wine expert Jennifer Williams-Bulkeley. Jennifer personally visits each and every vineyard, building long lasting, sustainable relationships with our small batch producers, who are creating some of the most unique and interesting wines to come out of California.
There are over 4 million visitors annually touring Napa Valley alone, to experience its many tasting rooms and vineyards, or soaking up the picturesque countryside dotted with boutique wineries.
How many of them will stumble across the hidden gems that we partner with remains to be seen, but if you are headed that way yourself and would like to discover some of the small wineries producing exceptional quality California wine, do get in touch and we will put you in touch. Our wonderful producers are always so happy to introduce you to the treasures that their vineyards are creating.
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