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Below is a list of some of our most recent awards and accolades. We look forward to sharing all of our wonderful wines with you!
Prosecco – Double Gold – Best of Class in the 2010 North of the Gate wine competition.
2008 Five Vines- Gold Medal in the 2011 North of the Gate wine competition.
2009 Petite Sirah – Double Gold – Best of Class in the 2012 North of the Gate wine competition.
2010 Pinot Noir – 91 Points by Wine Enthusiast – publishing in August 2012.
“Hands down the best tasting experience I’ve ever had. Fantastic complex and subtle mixes of fruit, technique, and a passion for solid product. John has over ten varietals on the property and more euro style than I’ve seen in most Cali creations. I bought the malbec but wish I could have snagged his sparkling white and merlot as well- both pretty spectacular. You will be a fan.” ~ Jasmin S.
“What a beautiful place. A small boutique winery. John was friendly & generous with the wine. He explained the process of making good wine. We had so much fun!” ~ Angela G.
Wine Corner: Q&A
Today Pasta’s Kitchen brings to you a Q&A with John Viszlay of Viszlay Vineyards, a family-owned, boutique winery located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. Read More…
Harold Baer Wine
The 2008 Five Vines, Russian River Valley. A very ripe, rich bouquet of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, and currant repeats as flavors that are ripe but not sweet with the fruit first and laced with good acidity and fine tannin. The finish is medium-broad and truncated. Well put together. Tasty. Read more…
Participating wineries include Christopher Creek Winery, De La Montanya Winery, Deux Amis Winery, Dom Whitney Wines, Fritz Winery, Hawley Winery, Merriam Winery, Williamson Wines, Wilson Winery, and Viszlay Vineyards. Dominic Foppoli, owner of Christopher Creek Winery, was instrumental in the development of the tour and says it is a unique opportunity for local small businesses to work together to make a difference.
The winery owners chose to fund water systems for schools in a very poor, dry area of Kenya. The project, called KKC WASH, will provide clean, accessible water and hygiene education for children at up to 20 schools in the Kasipul Kabando Constituency (KKC). These wineries designated a “V2V Wine” in each of their tasting rooms, and half of the sales price of V2V wines will go directly to their first school, Apondo Primary School near Oyugis, Kenya.