Category: Local Wineries

Out of the Barrel and Into the Future

To oak or not to oak? As a passionate and curious wine club in the beautiful sunshine state, the team at Vinely like to have their finger on the pulse of upcoming wine trends. Chardonnay has been in the spotlight lately, coming up in discussions of Californian wines everywhere. The varying terroir and diverse locations…
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Small Batch, Local Wines Right Under Your Nose

How much do you know about local wine? It seems easy to run past the grocery store on your way out to dinner and grab the first thing that stands out to you. Many of us will most likely gravitate towards the label first. Who doesn’t like a well-designed wine label, right? If you’re like…
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A Little Gem in Sonoma County

If the wine industry is Goliath, then Peterson Winery is David. Amazingly, this is a position they embrace willingly as the desire to see the small producer succeed outweighs any feelings of inferiority. The Petersons find their passion through working together as a unit to create small, handmade batches of sustainable wine, interfering with the…
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California Wines: Exploring Different Wine Regions in California

There’s a good chance that you’ve already heard of Napa Valley. It’s one of the most well-known wine regions of California – or the world for that matter. But, is it where you’re going to find the unique wine experience that only small, boutique wineries offer? California produces around 90% of wine in the United…
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Why We Love Drinking and Supporting Local Wines

As a wine club, we love our local wineries. This doesn’t make us a part of the pack, however. Many wine clubs out there move prominently known wines around, bringing them to consumers from the other side of the world.  This doesn’t do a lot for small, family-owned wineries, however. Nor does it build community…
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It’s no easy feat operating an organic urban winery

When you think of organic, you may think of beautiful open fields, gently blowing the breeze towards the vines. Birds and bees fly lazily around as grapes start to appear. You would be forgiven for leaving cars honking and traffic lights blaring out of this vision. Somehow, they don’t seem compatible with an organic winery.…
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Coro Mendocino, a look back

The 2015 Graziano Coro Mendocino represents our 9th vintage of Coro we have released since its inception in 2001. As most of you know we decided to skip the 2008 through 2012 vintages because we believed those were years not good enough to produce a Coro. This caused some discourse in the Coro Mendocino group…
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There’s something special about Alexandra

In addition to being a 4th generation grape grower and winemaker in her family, Alexandra is making a name for herself as a woman winemaker in a landscape traditionally dominated by men. Alexandra feels incredibly lucky to continue her family’s winemaking tradition. Growing up in a family of winemakers, she learned from an early age…
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Sustainable winemaking in the heart of Gold Country

There’s a lot to be said for nature. When you’ve got a winery that intends to be as close to its natural source as possible, it makes sense to find it buried amongst the roaring rapids between the Bear and Yuba Rivers in the Sierra Foothills.  These rivers offer something else other than a fun…
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A taste of Tuscany in your backyard

When it comes to Italian wine, it’s hard to beat Tuscany. If you’re someone who relishes their quality wines and knows a thing or two about them, then Tuscany’s reputation would have preceded it. However, you may not have a limitless budget to go wine tasting halfway around the world. Believe it or not, there’s…
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