The Irving family immigrated to the United States from Nova Scotia. Grandfather John Irving worked in the Comstock Lode silver mines near Virginia City, Nevada before moving to Jackson, California to mine gold. In 1890, they acquired an 84 acre ranch east of Placerville. It was known as the four mile ranch because it straddled the main road east, formerly the route of the Pony Express. An existing house on the property was present at the time of their acquisition and is listed on the county tax rolls from 1885.After years of clean up and restoration, the ranch has become one of the show places in the Apple Hill area. The property has approximately 16 acres of wine grapes, as well as, peaches and eight varieties of apples farmed by a local retail fruit operation.
Where is the bottle? What’s the most delicious way to enjoy acclaimed wines without a hefty price tag? Lose the bottle. In 2003, Black Box Wines redefined the category by becoming the first U.S. vintner to offer super-premium, appellation-specific, vintage-dated wines in a box. Since then our expanding repertoire has earned 28 gold medals in wine competitions nationwide, yet still costs 40% less than comparable bottled wines.
Our wine is from the oldest traditions. The pipes are old, but not as old as wine.
We make our wine the natural way. No additives except water, and no sulfites
added, and certainly we do not take any of the stuff out.
The taste and smell is there. Decanting makes the drinking better and the
tradition is like a warm blanket on a cold day !
Sunce wines are more sweet to the palate than others in the area, so buyer beware. There is an extensive history to Sunce's owner, and our EXTREMELY kind and patient pourer/server/historian/nice guy Fernando answered all of our questions about it. It seems that Sunce is not sold in wide commercial markets because the owner does not produce a ton of barrels per year. Which of course would explain the prices of the few wines they had to offer. Sunce's Croatian roots (I think 'sunce' is Croatian for 'sun') are proudly displayed both in pictures in the tasting room and through the numerous tight-knit events that are scheduled at the nearby winery itself.
Bear Cave Cellars is the creation of Barry Kinman and Marilyn Curry who, in their other lives, are husband and wife as well as partners in the law firm, Kinman & Curry. In a unique melding of two distinctly different businesses, the law office is also a legal tasting room of Bear Cave Cellars. Whether you want legal advice or to try our wine, call Barry and Marilyn office.
Before founding Grey Fox Vineyards in 1996, the Arrigoni and Cecchi families spent much of their free time pursuing their passion for flying small planes. It was on these getaways that conversations turned to dreams of planting a vineyard and building a winery. Bruce's family had a tradition of making wine at home and Gary had a good chemistry background. A seed was planted and it began to take hold.
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.
These tasty little wines were introduced nationally in 2008 from California’s Central Coast and represented a finely crafted, fruit-forward, indulgent and eminently approachable style of wine. The inaugural release included Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Since then, Adam has used his experience and relationships around the world to add seven international wines to the lineup. http://underdogwinemerchants.com/
NOTHING but the best to report to about JUSTIN.
The Vineyard and Wine Tasting Room are very nice, almost like being in another country. Peaceful and serene.
The wine tasting room is relatively new, I believe we were told they opened about 6 months ago (from their prior location). The room was modern, tasteful, and chic. JUSTIN offers dinning in a beautiful dinning room that overlooks the vineyard. Of course, plan on making reservations ahead of time.
The wine tasting was a success. We discovered their 2011 Right Angle and their 2011 Reserve Malbec. Both are AMAZING.
Creating wines that honor the centuries old traditions starts in the vineyard. The decisions throughout the growing season build towards specific harvest goals for constructing our cellar worthy wines. Once picked, the juice is transformed into wine over the next 2 to 3 years through extended aging in selected small oak barrels. After bottling, the wine settles into its new environment for more aging, typically another 1 to 2 years. D.K Cellars commitment is to release the wines when they are ready and ONLY when they are ready to enjoy. Old world traditions, new world wines.