News Archives: USA

Ceaseless Wild: A Tribute to Grace & the Grenache of California

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Grenache Clone 362 is readily described in two ways. First, you can refer to ENTAV, a French organization responsible for the selection, conservation, and distribution of vinifera clones. They cataloged 362, after all, and have described it – but in fewer words – as: first selected in 1975, and largely propagated in the Languedoc-Roussillon. It … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: John Raytek

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John Raytek’s story is one of quiet and individual perseverance – a humble and focused pursuit in the artistry of place. For John, this plays out as Ceritas, a tireless and exacting engagement with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. After a decade as sommelier, beginning at The Inn at Little Washington, and a winemaking stint in … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Ehren Jordan

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Celebrated for a career that has traversed varieties and styles, appellations and countries, Ehren Jordan is a high-wire act. He has deftly tightroped between power and elegance, always quietly testifying to the unshakeable tenets of great wine: it is of a place and time, and it cannot be manufactured, only ushered forth. Ehren’s devotion is … Read More

American Winemaker Video Series: Tegan Passalacqua

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The heritage of California wine unfurls across its benchlands as an encyclopedic array of gnarly old vines. They tell the stories of pioneering immigrants – and, in turn, the stories of their homelands. They quietly stand, many in plain sight, speaking of terroir in a time before appellations. Few winemakers have been as adamant in … Read More