Four Brix Winery – an urban winery located in the heart of Ventura – specializes in internationally-inspired wine blends. Four Brix Winery produces wines based upo therr four favorite grape growing regions: Italy, France, Spain and California. The word “Brix” is a term for measurement of sugar in grapes; therefore Four Brix equals four sweets spots for great wine! With a total production of around 1,000 cases, these wines are very limited and in high demand.
This is a family owned business, with its beginnings in 1995. The soil on the property is mostly decomposed granite, perfect for growing grapes at an elevation above 2000 feet. Chateau Routon studied the wine industry and found a niche in port wines. Only a handful of wineries specialize in port in the foothills. Therefore, Chateau Routon chose varieties of Portuguese port and Barbera grapes, initially planting grapes on five acres.
Orrin is a small, family owned and operated boutique winery and vineyards specializing in Northern Rhone reds, whites and Zinfandel. What started as an idea on the eve of retirement, Dr. Wiederrich and his wife Florence purchased a small parcel of land in northeast San Diego County. Located just north of Warner Springs.
Tuscan Treasure in Temecula Cute little tasting room with a long bar set upon old wine barrels. Cozy hardwood floors with Tuscan style walls and faux awnings. Plenty of bar and table seating and many gift items for sale. But the best is it is pet friendly. You can bring your furry pals right on inside and out of hot sun.
You might want to discovered their wonderful hibiscus sparkling wine. I figured I would try a sparkling though I thought it would be too sweet. Well, the hibiscus was wonderful! Not sweet at all with a unique hibiscus twist.
The winery’s name means “the red mule” in French. Le Mulet Rouge is a tiny boutique wine producer that is based in Fiddletown. Owners Jack and Sheila Feichtner eventually plan to build a winery and plant vines. Right now, they source excellent fruit from other vineyards. The winery operates a cooperative tasting room in Sutter Creek, California with two partner wineries.
Hatcher Winery was founded in 2002 by owner/winemaker Matthew Hatcher. His skills as a winemaker have put this winery on the map and the tasting room in Murphys is a very popular stop for wine lovers in the Sierra Foothills. Matthew Hatcher is the owner and winemaker, and his wine making talents have put Hatcher on the don't miss list of Foothill wineries.
Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf.
Wine tasting at Preston was a fun experience. The tasting room had a welcoming atmosphere with lots of funny books decorating the bookshelves and samples of their olives and sourdough. There were other groups also present, but we were attended quite quickly. Hidden gem. This is what wine country should feel like...to be continued.
Vie comes from the Old French word meaning "to invite" or "to give occasion for". Or, in French today, it is simply translated "Life". Vie Winery is fantastic, it has the look and feel of an urban winery, but the displacement of being on Treasure Island so you are able to feel like it is a bit of an escape. WIth beautiful views of San Francisco and the rest of the bay area, it is an awesome place to spend a beautiful day.