Founded in 2004, Tricycle Wine Co. produces small quantities of hand-crafted wines from Napa and the Mayacamas Range under the labels Molnar Famliy, Kazmer & Blaise, and Obsidian Ridge.
Red Table Wines
Red Table Wines
Larkmead puts out some of the finest Cabs and Sauv Blancs in the valley. The vineyard itself is beautiful, located right on the valley floor. Sonny treated us great, explaining the winemaking process and the unique history behind Larkmead. Not to be missed if you are in Napa.
The Larkmead Vineyards tasting room is open from 10am to 3pm, by appointment.
Barreto Cellars, founded by Michael and Joey Barreto, Barreto Cellars was established with the idea of becoming the leader in California producing high quality wines featuring grape varieties native to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal). Because of relatives who migrated to America from these regions there is an obvious connection and desire to learn more about and develop wines utilizing these varieties. Many of these are unheard of in California except for a few elite growers and select winemakers. Currently we are creating wines in the New World style while trying to capture the truly unique characteristics each variety possesses. Each lot of wine is carefully hand-crafted from vineyard to bottle to bring the true sense of the vineyard to your glass. In an attempt to represent both Spain and Portugal equally, a red variety noted for each country is being produced.
Winemaking traditions often begin around the table. Brutocao Cellars’ roots go back four generations to a Venice, Italy dinner table. When the Brutocao family came to the New World and married into the Bliss family of farmers, it was only natural that they would combine their passions and become grape growers and winemakers.
Today, the family still blends their Italian heritage with their rural agricultural lifestyle to make some of California's finest wines. Brutocao Cellars has tasting rooms in Sonoma and Hopland as well.
Domaine Becquet is a California winery with a French accent...
Its wines have less alcohol than many California wines and less "oak from the barrel" but they offer great fruit aromas and taste and an amazing complexity.The winery in Valley Springs is essentially used for production and not open to the public but the tasting-room in Murphys is hosting hundreds of visitors everyday.
Krupp Brothers Estate is a sprawling collection of over 600,000 vines planted on over 1300 acres...and growing! This winery is located 6 miles in at the end of Soda Canyon Road off of the southern part of Silverado Trail. It is a partnership between Dr. Jan Krupp and his brother as well as ownership coming from a Gordon Getty trust as well as other investors. Jan told us that he loves growing things; after growing up New Jersey he left for California for his medical shool and was exposed to California's long growing seasons; as a result he never left the "golden state". The vineyard land was originally cleared for planting in the early 90's.
The Chappell Winery actually arose from the ashes of the 1990 Yosemite wildfire. Doug and Kathy Chappell (both Ventura County teachers) spent 3 summers building their dream home on the family homestead in Foresta (6 miles east of Yosemite Valley). In June they moved into their new house, and it burned in August. Unsure about what to do next, they moved to Mariposa (the closest town) and bought 45 acres of raw land. In 1992 Doug built another house for his family and decided to become a farmer by planting nine acres of the varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Zinfandel. Originally the plan was to focus only on the growing process and all of the grapes were sold to Silver Fox, another Mariposa winery. Of course, Doug couldn't resist trying something new, so he started dabbling in winemaking. After many years of practicing and trying different blends on family and friends, it was time for the Chappell Vineyard to become Chappell Winery. Following an amicable split with Silver Fox, they were bonded in 2004.
This is one of Napa's most memorable wineries - and the newest. It took more than half a decade to build and involved hand masonry by Italian artisans. Why? Because Castello is truly a castle. A Medieval, stone castle.... with a moat!
A must visit winery along the russian river wine road, the quality of wines and ambiance cant be beat. They also have a variety of condiments and sauces that are pretty tasty too.
Bechard Vineyard & Winery is located in the town of Somerset, El Dorado County, California, overlooking the North Fork of the Cosumnes River. The vineyard and winery, at an elevation of 2400ft. in the northernmost in the Fair Play AVA. As a boutique winery Bechard focus is on handcrafted, small lots of premium award winning wines.