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Stony Hill Vineyard: Pioneers of Spring Mountain

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In the early 1940s Fred and Eleanor McCrea travelled from San Francisco to Napa Valley seeking a family getaway in the mountains for Eleanor and their two young children. On one such visit, they travelled a narrow and winding dirt road up Spring Mountain to a property that ranged from 800 to 1,550 feet in … Read More

Tectonic Origins: A Glimpse Into Sta. Rita Hills

Tectonic Origins: A Glimpse Into Sta. Rita Hills 1

Navigating the intricacies of the American Viticultural Areas oftentimes feels like the work of politicians as much as it does that of cartographers, historians, or geologists. That is why, when gazing from above (go ahead, take a look), Sta. Rita Hills is so refreshing. It is all right there — cradled between two low mountain … Read More

30th Anniversary American Wine Tasting

30th Anniversary American Wine Tasting

Skurnik Wines began in 1987 (as Michael Skurnik Wines) with a portfolio of just six small California wineries. Thirty years later, in addition to today’s diverse, globe-spanning portfolio of wines and spirits, we proudly offer for sale selections from nearly one hundred American wineries. On January 24th, 2017 we celebrated our 30th anniversary by revisiting our … Read More

Zinfandel: American Heritage in a Glass

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Featured Image: The Ueberroth Vineyard in Paso Robles, planted in 1885, is the oldest of Turley’s Zinfandel holdings. These vines are ungrafted, head-trained, and dry-farmed. Since its earliest mentions in horticultural catalogs of the 1820s, Zinfandel has been claimed as America’s own wine variety. Long steeped in myth and speculation, its arrival to the United … Read More