Sokol Blosser Winery for a dinner with several other local wineries pouring. With all that going on and with harvest underway, Alison says she'll go on her honeymoon after the fall craziness is done.
Late Harvest Chenin Blanc (dessert Wine) India The winery was founded in 1971 by Alison's parents, Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser. The winery led the way in caring for the environment by employing green and sustainable practices -- organically farming their grapes and becoming the first winery in the U.S. to receive LEED certification, which they were awarded for their underground barrel cellar. The Sokol Blosser motto: Be good to the earth.
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Messina Hof founders Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo for a wine dinner showcasing the Texas-based winery's award-winning wines. I was invited to attend, not only to reacquaint myself with the Messina Hof's wines, but also to sample the specialty menu created by newly promoted Executive Chef Horacio Degante.
Sauvignon Blanc India The dinner was set in one of the private wine rooms, and upon entrance, guests were immediately greeted with a glass of Messina Hof's 2010 Private Reserve Chardonnay, a crisp, easily drinkable white that married well with the passed appetizers of shrimp and scallop ceviche cleverly served in a cucumber cup, along with roasted peach crostini with prosciutto and Texas honey.
Chenin Blanc India The evening kicked off with a greeting by the Bonarrigos, who introduced their winery with some facts about the growing wine industry in Texas, the fact that their winery is named after Paul's hometown of Messina, Italy and Merrill's hometown of Hof, Germany, and some other short, fun stories about their wines and winery.
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Rosé India HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- J Vineyards & Winery concluded its 2012 grape harvest on a high note. Fifteen tons of Chardonnay from the Dutton Mill Station Vineyard was delivered to the winery last Thursday just before the first substantial rainstorm of the fall season arrived. The last load of grapes will become a component of the 2012 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay.
Sauvignon Blanc India Most producers, growers, and wine critics agree that 2012 has turned out to be one of the best vintages for Sonoma County wines in decades. A near perfect flowering and set in the spring, with a moderate to warm summer free of rain and mildew, contributed to stellar growing conditions.
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The hillside vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water's edge. Now winery owners are worried about the prospect of a grittier kind of economic development: gas drilling.
Cabernet Shiraz India Some grape growers fear that if shale gas drilling, or fracking, is allowed in this region of postcard-perfect hills and crystal-clear lakes, the muddy well sites and rumbling trucks will not only endanger the environment but threaten the Finger Lakes' reputation for pristine beauty.
Rosé India "If they allow hydro-fracking anywhere near us, tourism will be over and the industry will be done," said Art Hunt of Hunt Country Vineyards near Keuka Lake, N.Y.
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