--> Chehalem wines tasting as good as ever Harry Peterson-Nedry planted his Ridgecrest vineyard in 1982 and brought in his first grapes in 1985. The vineyard location, the Ribbon Ridge AVA, is home to some of the best pinot noir vineyards in the country.
India Winery IN THE MID-1980s, the second wave of Oregon pioneers arrived in the Willamette Valley, following some exciting reviews from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker, themselves newly minted back then.
Vineyards India Chehalem winery was one of them. Founder Harry Peterson-Nedry planted his Ridgecrest vineyard in 1982 and brought in his first grapes in 1985 — a most propitious time. The vineyard location, in what has become the Ribbon Ridge AVA, was equally well-chosen. Tucked into a corner of the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Ribbon Ridge is now home to some of the best pinot noir vineyards in the country. But back then, Peterson-Nedry was exploring unknown territory.
Things are afoot in California. The Golden State’s wines are enjoying huge success with Canadian wine lovers who are embracing a growing number of lifestyle brands as well as more serious, traditional wines.
Wine Society Of India California as a whole has long been celebrated for its distinctive Chardonnays, Cabernets and Merlots. Smaller pockets of the state are justifiably famous for Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, notably Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Amador County.
India Winery The only variety that has failed to launch from California’s impressive vineyard collection is Syrah. As good as these rich, ripe and spicy reds are, wine lovers have never taken a shine to them, which is a shame. As a result, they aren’t typically exported; you need to visit the state to be able to enjoy them.
Vineyards are nothing new to the desert landscape of Baja California, where the Spanish missionaries left their viticultural legacy three centuries ago. This image shows the acclaimed Guadalupe Valley. Photo courtesy of Flickr user psicoloco.
Wine To India Where men have gone, two things have almost inevitably tagged along: rats—and grapevines. The one sneaked aboard the first boats to America, living on crumbs and destined to swarm a whole new hemisphere as surely as the Europeans themselves. The other was packed along in suitcases, lovingly so, and with the dear hope that it would provide fruit, juice and wine just as readily as it had in the motherland. And the grapevine did. When the Spaniards hit the Caribbean and spread through Mexico, vineyards grew behind them like cairns marking the trail of a shepherd.
Wine Society Of India Vitis vinifera struggled in the muggy Southeast, but Mexico and Texas became centers of wine production, as did California, south to north along the Catholic missionary route. Meanwhile, the common grape went about rooting itself in the rest of the world. Just as the Phoenicians had introduced the species to Sicily and the Iberian Peninsula millennia ago, sailors of more modern days brought their wine vines to southern Africa, Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. The species thrived in Chile, produced super crops in the Napa Valley and gained fame in the Barossa Valley of Australia.
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Jim Madsen and Santiago Achával are full of school spirit. So much so that the Stanford University business-school graduates have turned their young Paso Robles winery into a homage to their alma mater.
Wines In India The duo's 160-acre winery, located on the Central Coast about 200 miles south of San Francisco, is named The Farm Winery—in a reference to the nickname given to Stanford, which was a working farm under founders Leland and Jane Stanford.
Red Wine India A Cabernet named LPF—for liquidity preference function—is a reference to the Friday night bar outings, or "liquidity gatherings," of Stanford Graduate School of Business students. Cardinal, another Cabernet, is also the nickname for Stanford's athletic teams. And The Big Game, a blend of a Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon and a Rhone Syrah, refers to the football showdown between Stanford and University of California, Berkeley.
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