Tag Archives: Riesling

Winery Profile: Bründlmayer

Who: Bründlmayer   What: King of the Kamptal, Keeping Things Interesting   Where: Kamptal, Austria   Why: Because Willi Bründlmayer is just about impossible not to love. He’s the type of winemaker whose character can’t help but somehow translate directly … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Santa Maria Valley

Where: “Part One” of Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria Valley AVA occupies the northeastern quadrant of this roughly rectangular county. Mountains hem both the top and bottom of the appellation, and fog and wind funnel straight into Santa Maria from … Continue reading

Women Winemakers We Love: Cathy Corison

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th) and as a general nod to our own unique roots, background and inspiration, we’re featuring a number of our favorite female winemakers over the next month. These are women from around the … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Eden Valley, Australia

Where: Start in South Australia’s Barossa Valley and move about 300 meters up — not north but east: literally up, into the hills.    What: Historically, the Eden Valley was just an extension of the Barossa Valley. Though the first … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Barossa Valley, Australia

Where: Barossa Valley is a “Geographical Indication” (or GI, basically an appellation) set within the Barossa zone in the state of South Australia. It’s a valley set back from the coast, following the North Para River and surrounded by the … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Pewsey Vale

Who: Pewsey Vale   What: Archetypical Aussie Rieslings Made to Age   Where: Eden Valley, Australia   Why: Because in 1847, the same year that the now-famous Barossa Valley’s first commercial vineyards were cropping up, Englishman Joseph Gilbert (originally from … Continue reading

Wine Pairings for the Thanksgiving Table

“What wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner?”   The question surfaces casually at first, a bit playfully, as early as the first day of fall. But as November introduces itself and Turkey Thursday looms closer, the inquiries become more urgent, … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Wachau

Where: Eastern Austria, within the larger region (or weinbaugebiete) of Niederösterreich and running along the banks of the stunning Danube River. The Wachau sub-region (“vahc-OW”) is barely 12 miles long yet has over 900 individual named vineyard sites!   What: … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Alsace

Where: Northeast France, huddled in between the Vosges Mountains to the west and the Rhine River to the east, drawing the boundary with Germany.   What: Quite a warm region, considering how far north we are. Lots of happy sunshine and … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Mosel

Where: In the central eastern portion of Germany, carrying right along with the Mosel River and embracing the Saar and Ruwer tributaries, too.   What: The preeminent site for Riesling in the world. Most of the best vineyards are on … Continue reading