Wine, in Burgundy, is built into the fabric of the culture. The Chardonnay grapes the region is known for have been growing there and adapting to the precise climate conditions of the region for centuries. Though, climate change is rapidly altering wine as we know. 2020 marked the earliest grape harvest ever in Burgundy. Read on as we explore climate changes’ impact on Burgundy wines.
Welland is an enduring ‘survivor’ vineyard in a truly unique location that is enjoying a new lease on life. Planted in 1923 by one of the Barossa’s founding families, Welland is the last remaining section of much larger plantings of vines and fruit orchards that once occupied the northern end of the township.
Mentioning the name Marqués de Vargas means referring to a dynasty of four generations devoted to the production and commercialisation of outstanding wines from the Rioja, since the Marquisate of Vargas is held by a family that has close ties to this acclaimed Spanish winemaking region.
We’re indulging in a bottle of wine that’s totally out of the world today! A wine, special not just by how it looks but by everything it represents… The Movia Lunar
With more people opting for a meat-free diet, where does that leave the art of wine matching?
The Roco story is one of vision. When Rollin Soles and Corby Stonebraker-Soles came to Oregon in the 1980s, they arrived at the leading edge of a movement.
Sustainable wines aim to have a winemaking process that protects the environment, supports social responsibility, maintains economic feasibility, and produces high-quality wines. As grapes are grown, harvested, and made into wine, a multitude of environmental factors are prioritized. Read on as we explore further…
Broc Cellars fits hardly anybody’s idea of a California winery. You won’t see any cellars, for one thing, or anything remotely pastoral, like a vineyard. The cellars are a warehouse, on a corner in an industrial district here in Berkeley. Across one street is a cement plant. Across another is a motorcycle-repair shop. The melody of passing freight trains plays every once in a while.
Even if you’re not an aficionado of Middle Eastern wines, you may have heard of wines being produced in Lebanon. Lebanon’s winemaking history dates back 7,000 years to biblical times. However, it is in the mid-2000s where new winemakers have started to emerge with an ideology on creating a style they feel is more “Lebanese”.
The history of the old estate began almost 800 years ago, in the little village of Oberfucha in Kremstal, Lower Austria. Here, winemaking has been part of our family’s life for more than 14 generations, an occupation deeply rooted in the landscape. Today, as well as in the past, arable land, hedgerows, cattle, pigs, chickens and bees complete their idea of holistic farming.
What’s not to love about Grenache, the versatile European grape variety that has been able to adapt to so many different terroirs, vinification techniques and winemaking styles? Whether you call it Grenache or Garnacha, this ever-more-popular grape is more than a passing trend.
Let’s have a look beyond the common and usual grapes and dive into some of the oddball grapes which had made their way onto our portfolio.