Category Archives: Winery Profile

Winery Profile: Bründlmayer

Who: Bründlmayer   What: King of the Kamptal, Keeping Things Interesting   Where: Kamptal, Austria   Why: Because Willi Bründlmayer is just about impossible not to love. He’s the type of winemaker whose character can’t help but somehow translate directly … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Channing Daughters

Who: Channing Daughters   What: Local Motion Toward Terrific Long Island Terroir   Where: Long Island, New York   Why: Because, in his other lives, founder Walter Channing has been a venture capitalist, a healthcare consultant, a furniture designer and … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Who: Robert Sinskey Vineyards   What: Backing Biodynamics Without Skimping on Seduction   Where: Carneros (Napa Valley), California   Why: Because for Robert Sinskey Vineyards, elegance and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. Because RSV talks the talk and walks the … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Vasse Felix

Who: Vasse Felix   What: Benefactor of the Balanced, Persuasive Potential of Australia’s Wild West   Where: Margaret River, Australia   Why: Because in 1967, Dr. Tom Cullity, a cardiologist in Perth, was crazy enough to decide to bring vines … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Au Bon Climat

Who: Au Bon Climat   What: Living Winemaking Legend that Expedited Santa Barbara onto the Wine Country Map   Where: Santa Maria Valley, California   Why: Because Jim Clendenen looks like your quintessential SoCal surfer… but go beyond the mischievous, adventure-seeking … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Domaine Sigalas

Who: Domaine Sigalas   What: Greek Grandmaster of Santorini’s Singularity   Where: Santorini, Greece   Why: Because Paris Sigalas kicked things off in 1991, making wine with friends Christos Markozane and Yiannis Toundas in the basement of his beach house … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Dashe Cellars

Who: Dashe Cellars   What: Self-Assured Zinfandel with an Old World Soul   Where: Sonoma, California   Why: Because Michael Dashe started his (unofficial) career by reconditioning an old refrigerator and making homemade beer in it… when he was 15. … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Quinta do Feital

Who: Quinta do Feital   What: Spanish Expat Prioritizing Top Quality in Portugal   Where: Vinho Verde (Minho), Portugal   Why: Because Marcial Dorado is a Spaniard, but he’s working on the opposite side of the Minho River, in Portugal’s … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Julien Sunier

Who: Julien Sunier   What: Fresh Face Spurring the Swell of Beaujolais   Where: Beaujolais, France   Why: Because this native Burgundian was set to inherit a hair salon from his parents, but he decided to dabble in wine instead … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Valdespino

Who: Valdespino   What: Heritage of Jerez, Showing Off Sherry’s Splendor   Where: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain   Why: Because they’re one of the oldest, most traditional bodegas in Jerez, and they make some of the most old-school, thrillingly refined … Continue reading