After serving as CFO for both a Napa and Sonoma wine brand, Dana decided to leave his role to pursue his love of winemaking, creating the first Vokel Cellars vintage in 2013. Committing to the project completely, he began hand-farming a small Pinot Vineyard and leveraged the relationships he developed through his years in the industry to gain access to other limited-production, boutique vineyards. Vokel Cellars was born from the concept that the best wines are made in small lots, with vintner oversight through every step of the process. From the countless hours spent in the vineyard cultivating the grapes to the time spent hand-numbering each bottle, this brand is truly a labor of love. Dana focuses his energy on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Russian River and Sonoma Coast regions of Northern California, letting the vineyards he works with speak for themselves.
2020 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
2020 MBM Petaluma Gap Chardonnay
2019 Eastside Ranch Pinot Noir
2019 Dry Creek Merlot
In 1987, Ray and Nancy Coursen started the Elyse brand (named after their daughter, Elyse Sarah) with 286 cases of Zinfandel from the Morisoli Vineyard, which is still a cornerstone vineyard source for the winery. After a decade of nomadic winemaking at various custom crush facilities, in 1997 they purchased a small winery and vineyard on Hoffman Lane, the home of Elyse Winery and tasting room.
But after thirty years of stewardship, Ray and Nancy decided that it was time to retire. In October 2018, Ray and Nancy Coursen sold Elyse Winery to fellow Yountville locals, Josh Peeples, and his partner, Cheryl. Josh has worked with Winemaker, Russell Bevan, since 2010. Russell has earned over 15 100-point wines in his career, including the world's only 100-point wine in 2011. Russell began crafting Elyse wines in 2018.
2019 Nero Misto Red Blend
2018 Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Forte Zinfandel Port Style Wine
Jean-Francois Roy, owner/winegrower since 1989, comes from a strong family tradition in quality winemaking. The 75 acres of vineyard properties spread over several communities: 50 acres in the Valencay appellation and 25 acres in the Touraine appellation. The estate is located in Lye, in the region of Valencay, which is just north of Indre in the Loire Valley.
2021 Valencay Sauvignon Blanc
Since 2015, Chef Joachim Splichal, founder of the Patina Restaurant Group in Los Angeles, and his team carry on the property’s tradition of winemaking with a balanced range of reds, whites and rosés that tap into the full richness of the terroir. They are guided by one key word: quality.
2022 Classic Rose - Grenache/Cinsault/Rolle/Syrah
100% organically farmed...consultant Philippe Cambie
Here, on the heights of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Anne-Charlotte Mélia Bachas is not a princess like the others. She comes from a line of talented winemakers who, like her father Charles before her, never cease to express the singularity of their terroir in wines with a unique temperament. It must be said that in the middle of pebbles warmed by the sun of Provence, the family Melia feels grow roots since now 4 generations.
2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Demoiselles - Grenache/Syrah.
Since acquiring Château Argadens, the Sichel family has put in place a vast renovation program, with the aim of making the wine a benchmark within the Bordeaux category. Argadens red is thoroughly modern Bordeaux with lots of concentrated fruit and an attractive, supple balance. Not surprisingly, it gets consistently high marks in tastings and competitions.
2019 Bordeaux Superieur A.O.C. Rouge - Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
Carabella produces elegant estate Pinot Noir, Dijon Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Winemaker/geologist Mike Hallock's minimalist philosophy in the cellar focuses on the elegance and complexity inherent in Parrett Mountain's volcanic soils. Trained as a winemaker in Colorado, he brought his tanks and equipment over the mountains on a flatbed to Oregon for the first vintage in 1998.
2018 Pinot Gris
2018 Estate Chardonnay
2021 'Plowbuster' Pinot Noir
2021 Estate Pinot Noir
Lava Cap is a family-owned winery in Placerville, California. The Jones family planted their first vines in 1981 and opened the winery in 1986 on a special site in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. The family of geologists specifically selected this location for its prime volcanic soil that is particularly well suited to growing fine wine grapes. They named their new business after this unique "lava cap," where their grapes flourish in the volcanic soil, warmed by the foothill sunshine and cooled by gentle Sierra night breezes.
Beginning with the first vintage in 1986, Lava Cap wines continue to win a steady stream of gold medals and awards from across the country each year. Their winemaking philosophy is to express the elegant and complex varietal character from each block of the family's vineyards. The winemaker, Joe Norman, handcrafts each wine using artisan production techniques to create wines with full flavor and depth. The vineyard manager, Charlie Jones, uses sustainable vineyard practices and integrated vineyard management strategies, he strives to cultivate optimum quality fruit while protecting our environment and ensuring a healthy ecosystem. The Jones family welcomes visitors each day to their tasting room. Discover the quality and consistency of their handcrafted wines in the beauty of a world-class wine region.
2021 Chardonnay Reserve
2020 Cabernet Franc Estate
2020 Petite Sirah
Molí Parellada is understanding that there isn’t a rift between the big and small, but an ambition. We were born in 1987 under this philosophy, with which we have grown into a small winery in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia since that time, and with this philosophy we now look back in order to bear witness to how this intimate project has become, in effect, a concrete reality.
2019 Clos La Soleya Cava Brut
Although Aragonesas Bodegas was founded in 1984, the cultivation of the vines – particularly Garnacha – stems from 1145 and the Cistercian monks of the Monastery of Veruela, located a short distance from Fuendejalón and Magallón. Our ancestors inherited this valuable and historic legacy and we, the following generations, have enriched it to reach its highest potential.
2019 Don Ramon Tinto - Garnacha/Tempranillo
2018 Coto de Hayas ‘Centenaria’- Garnacha
The family and Bodega Pomar, after many years of cultivating their vineyards without using chemical synthesis products, decided in 2019 to become certified in organic production. From that moment on, we intensified the manual work: pruning, weeding, cluster thinning, leaf removal, harvest.
2016 Crianza -Tempranillo
Martha Barra's foray into the wine industry began in 1980 when she married Charlie Barra, a pioneer of organic grape growing in Mendocino County. Before his passing in 2019 at the ripe age of 92, Martha worked side by side with Charlie for almost 40 years playing a pivotal role in helping build the family wine business into what it is today; over 325 acres of certified organic vineyards, two wine brands, and a 2.8 million gallon custom crush facility. Early work experience in the field of law and real estate helped Martha acquire strong business acumen that was critical to the development of the Barra family's footprint in Mendocino County.
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 CORO Red Blend