In the beginning months of 2001, Annette Bergevin and Amber Lane co-founded and created Bergevin Lane Vineyards with Gary Bergevin (Annette’s father). Annette wanted to be close to her family and long-time friends, and Amber wanted to take on new challenges and continue her personal path of growth and education. Gary’s 20 years of experience in the wine industry in both the vineyard and business aspects, was the catalyst to start the winery. Together they brainstormed, worked hard, and brought to fruition Bergevin Lane.
California & Argentinian Wines
We’re pleased to announce that two family members have joined our team. My bother Paul is a winemaker who is building our new facility in Amador County while he helps us at the Lodi winery. It may actually be a while before the other family member gets started; my son Santino was born March 22 and we look forward to the day when Blue Moon will represent “Six Generations of Good Taste”.
In 2000, Chaim and Elisheva purchased a 209-acre parcel of uncultivated land between the south and middle forks of the Cosumnes River in the Shenandoah Valley of the Sierra Foothills. Located at 1,700 feet, with excellent sandy loam soil, warm days, cool temperate nights, and strong winds to protect the grapes from mildew, Chaim knew that he could plant a vineyard on the property that would one day yield superior estate zinfandel and syrah.
From winemaking to farming, family participation has always been the cornerstone of Grey Wolf's excellence. Every bottle of Grey Wolf wine is our signature of a fine, hand-crafted product for our family and yours. Grey Wolf's style has always been to create wines that have depth and complexity for superior aging potential yet also approachable and drinkable young.
At Handley Cellars we offer a wide variety of wines that complement today's diverse cuisine with its worldwide influences. Winemaker Milla Handley seeks to make balanced wines that possess distinctive varietal characteristics, wines that reflect the soil and climate in which they were grown.
Hook and Ladder Winery
On 375 acres situated in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, our vineyards produce cool climate grapes widely recognized as some of the finest in the world. Grape growers of the early 1900's recognized the sites of our vineyards as being uniquely suited for wine grape growing. Building on their knowledge and experience, we have matched the soil and climate of each parcel with the varietals most likely to achieve its full potential.
Meyer Family Cellars
As a family-run business, we focus our efforts on just four wines: a Mendocino County Syrah, an OakvilleCabernet Sauvignon, an AndersonValleyChardonnay, and a CaliforniaPort. Each wine reflects the patient craftsmanship of our winemakers, upholding the tradition of excellence begun at Silver Oak Cellars while trailblazing into promising new ground.
Mayer Family Cellars
Midnight Cellars Winery & Vineyard
The Midnight estate vineyard was planted by the Hartenbergers in 1996 on 30 acres of hillside and hilltop terrain nestled near the Santa Lucia mountain range of Westside Paso Robles. This area, known as the Templeton Gap, is a prime growing location characterized by cool maritime influences and calcareous soils. The vineyard is a hillside and hilltop planting with clay, shale and limestone-rich soil. The vineyard is currently planted to Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
Page Wine Cellars
Our hand crank basket press is also a focal point of our winemaking and the concept of handcrafted. Color and texture of wine is predominately achieved in the press and through punch downs. Machine bladder presses and electric punch down devices are great for large wineries, however, for us, we find that literally being one with the wine working the crank, we are able to taste the flavors of the wine after each motion as we move closer to the exact color and texture we are looking for. Pressing a button and letting a machine do the work is probably very nice, but just not our style!
Page Wine Cellers
Founder, Bryan Page.
Paradigm's annual production is 6000 cases. The rest of the fruit is sold to friends and neighbors in the valley. The Paradigm style has been very well established. The wines are consistent and ageworthy. Approachable in their youth, Paradigm wines are full of red and black fruit. They are known for their balance and for their ability to compliment a meal. All of the wines are aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. Each of the wines also sees considerable additional bottle aging - 20 months for the Cabernet Sauvignon and 10-14 months for our other reds.
The Trentadue family arrived in Sonoma County long before their region gained a reputation as the Wine Country. Life-long, hands-on agriculturists, Evelyn and Leo Trentadue contributed significantly to the advancement of their region over the years. In 1959, the Trentadues decided to flee the developers encroaching on their apricot and cherry orchards in Sunnyvale, the area known today around the world as Silicon Valley. To preserve their way of life, these hard-working Italian ranchers purchased 208 acres of land in Sonoma County's then remote Alexander Valley.
Rudi Wiest Selections is a leading Importer of Fine German Wines in the United States market. Since 1978 our sole focus has been rebuilding the image of legendary Germany wine estates through education of consumers and persons in the wine trade alike. We are committed to giving the best service and information regarding the selection of fine German wine. Visiting Germany two to three times a year, we personally maintain relationships with every estate and exhaustively involve ourselves with the selection process. Our commitment assures only the finest wines earn the Rudi Wiest Selections quality seal.