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Inside the Rise in Demand for Travel Art

October 2, 2020

Architectural Digest included Chateau Montelena in a story about the growing demand for artwork that reflects a sense of place in lieu of traveling right now. The pieces explains, “some […]

The Best Wine Pairings for Your Favorite Game Day Food

October 2, 2020

As football season hits its stride, Vinepair put together a list of writer Keith Beavers’ favorite wine pairings to enjoy with game day grub, including Tommasi Raphael Valpolicella Classico Superiore. […]

Wine of the Week: Ornellaia Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2018

October 2, 2020

The Telegram features Ornellaia Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2018 as the wine of the week. Columnist Al Vuona dicusess winemaking from the ground up, exploring the planting, cultivating and harvesting of […]

Wine(s) of the Week: The “Terroir” Speaks Volumes for the Wine

October 1, 2020

The Times Weekly sat down with Gary Farrell Vineyards tasting salon and estate manager, sommelier Kevin Patterson,  to discuss the 2017 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir and 2017 Hallberg Vineyard […]

Wine, etc: Rhone Valley produces two, radically different wines

September 30, 2020

This week’s Capital Gazette explores distinctive wines from both the Northern and Southern Rhone, including the E. Guigal Brune et Blonde Cote-Rotie 2016. The writers describe the wine as “delightful,” […]

The Second Wine of Iconic Super Tuscan Ornellaia Starts to Come into its Own

September 29, 2020

Forbes Magazine praises Super Tuscan estate Ornellaia for their twenty years of the “second wine,” Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia. The piece includes a substantial interview with estate director, Axel Heinz, […]

Instagram Live: Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2018

September 25, 2020

Ornellaia’s winemaker, Azel Heniz, will be going live on the winery’s Instagram account next Thursday, October 1st at 6PM CET (12PM EST). Tune in for the live session for the […]

Got a Pod of High-Rollers? Napa is Ready for You

September 24, 2020

Wine & Whiskey Globe has highlighted Chateau Montelena’s partnership with Calistoga Ranch in a dedicated story about their once-in-a-lifetime tasting offerings that safely bring the best of wine country to […]

Can Dry Farming Help Make U.S. Vineyards More Sustainable?

September 24, 2020

Martha Stewart Living highlighted Chateau Montelena and Winemaker Matt Crafton’s ongoing sustainability efforts in a story focused on dry farming. Until the 1970’s when irrigation became popular, dry farming was […]

Outdoor Dining Pop-Ups in Northern California

September 24, 2020

C Magazine has highlighted celebrated restaurants and chefs that are reimagining and elevating the concept of al fresco dining. Calistoga Ranch is featured for the luxury resort’s new partnership with […]

Wine Press – What Wine To Drink During The Greatest Sports Season Ever

September 23, 2020

MassLive published a story recommending wines to sip on during football season, including Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. In the spirit of competition, Montelena is suggested because of its infamous 1976 blind […]

Champagne, Because You’re Worth It

September 23, 2020

The New York Times has recommended Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15 in its weekly Front Burner column. Florence Fabricant, who has visited the estate, offers readers background on Bollinger’s famed Vieilles […]

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Red 2016, Rhône Valley, France

September 21, 2020

VinePair columnist Ed Deitch focuses his latest review on the E. Guigal 2016 Côtes du Rhône rouge. He offers context on the region, which produces a huge range of red […]

The Ponzi Legacy

September 21, 2020

Wine Spectator Senior Editor Tim Fish dedicated a column in the September 30 issue to Ponzi Vineyard’s 50th anniversary. “The Ponzi Legacy” paints a rich picture of how Dick and […]

Announcing the Top 100 Wineries of 2020

September 18, 2020

Wine & Spirits Magazine includes EIGHT producers from the VINTUS portfolio in their much anticipated Top 100 Wineries of 2020. From the United States, we have the only Russian River […]

Market Watch New Products

September 18, 2020

Market Watch included the launch of Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15 in its September 2020 New Products feature. The write up explains that it is made from “100% Pinot Noir grapes […]

Gus Clemens: The widows behind the sparkling wine

September 17, 2020

Wine columnist Gus Clemens featured Champagne Bollinger and the legendary Lily Bollinger in a syndicated story about powerful women behind sparkling wine estates. Clemens rightly credits the late Lily Bollinger […]

Soul-Satisfying Wine Picks for California Wine Month

September 17, 2020

Seattleite recommended three Gary Farrell Winery wines as part of the publication’s California Wine Month roundup. See below for the excerpts and read the full list of wine picks HERE: […]

Gary Farrell Pinot Noir: Highlighting Its Virtues

September 16, 2020

The Written Palette participated in a Zoom tasting with Gary Farrell Winery Winemaker Theresa Heredia, where writer Cori Simon learned all about the winery’s history and diverse range of Pinot […]

Champagne Bollinger Introduces New Wine to the Range!

September 15, 2020

Arizona Foothills shares news with its readers that Champagne Bollinger has introduced a new addition to the permanent range, PN VZ15, for the first time in over a decade. The […]