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Burnsini Vineyards

When Tom Burnham and Jim Tomasini first became friends many years ago, little did they know that their names would one day be combined to form Burnsini Vineyards, LLC and that they would growing wine grapes and making delicious red wines. The vineyard is on a hill at 700ft. elevation. The grapes thrive in the warm summers on our ten acres. The vineyard is beautiful to see during the changing seasons. Tom and Jim the founders did all the stages of winemaking right on the premises from planting and picking to bottling with the help of many friends and family members. Today it is Brandi Greene winemaker and owner that cares on after the retirement of of Tom the founding winemaker. The winery is owned by wine enthusiast Beth Lemke. Burnsini Vineyards wines are aged in French and American oak barrels for two years.*

Hours:

Mon-Weds   Closed
Thurs    12:00pm to 5:00pm
Fri         12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sat        12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sun       12:00pm to 5:00pm

J. Rickards Vineyard & Winery

When we drove up we were greeted by 2 dogs and Jim the owner. The place is quaint and wine is phenomenal. Jim the owner took his time and explained the wine making process to our group, he even had us taste one of the grapes on the hillside. One of my favorite wines was the wine blend called "Sisters" which is made from the traditional Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec, all estate grown

Angelo Wine Company

The focus at Angelo Wine Company are the unique varietals used to produce their wines. This winery works closely with small vineyards n Los Angels County in the remote areas of Agua Dulce and the Antelope Valley. From these vineyards come wine-grapes such as Tannat, Graciano, Godello, Loureiro, Treixadura and Alicante Bouchet. These are early harvested fruit to preserve the natural acidity in the grapes. The results are wines that are elegant and express the unique character of a unique growing regiion where desert meets the sea. *

Hours:

Sat       12:00am to 8:00pm
Sun      12:00am to 6:00pm

Astrale E. Terra Winery

They don't have a tasting room but if you're lucky, and know the right people, you might just score an invite up to the property for some tasting and a look around. The property, up at the top of Atlas Peak off the Silverado Trail, is stunning, the vineyard dog is friendly and cute and the wine is great. Trust me, next time you find yourself up this way shoot them an email, see if you can't make arrangements to head up their way. You'll be happy you did!

Rotta Winery

The original vineyard and winery were started in 1856 by a Frenchman named Adolph Siot, who later sold the successful enterprise to Joe Rotta in 1908. In the 1920s, Rotta then sold it to his brother Clement Rotta, who bonded the winery after Prohibition in the 1930s and forged the label into one best known for its hearty Zinfandels.

Arietta Wine

Rare wine specialist and wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton founded Arietta in 1996 in partnership with winemaker John Kongsgaard and his wife Maggy. The partnership was born of a shared passion for fine wine and classical music. The vinous inspiration for Arietta was an extraordinary 2.3 acre block of Cabernet Franc on the Hudson Ranch in Napa/Carneros. The fruit from this block of Cabernet Franc serves as the core of the Arietta Red Wine.

Artwork by Wine Artist Agata Zaborowski – Agata Art Gallery

Miramont Estate Vineyards

Our family established Miramont Estate Vineyards. Nestled in the Sierra foothills, our vineyard and boutique winery are located in the Lodi appellation in California. Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes thrive in the Mediterranean climate where they are bathed in golden sunlight, caressed nightly by cool Pacific breezes, and then harvested under starlight to protect their luscious flavor at its peak.

Oso Libre

Good wines, friendly owners, fun animals. A field full of alpacas greets you as you enter Oso Libre. The husband and wife owners were absolute gems, but let's face it, unfriendly people simply don't own alpacas. They shared a lot of interesting info about the winery and animals which made for an entertaining conversation. The wines were tasty and the term “wine farm” setting of Oso Libre is a great experience.

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