Josh Raynolds, from the prestigious Antonio Galloni Vinous publication, recently tasted through Santa Lucia Highlands wines from the 2018 vintage. He described it as a “picture-perfect growing season” and highly recommended the Single Vineyard bottlings from the region to readers. Here is an excerpt from the report: The 2018 vintage wines have “distinct energy [...]
By Lynn Peithman Stock – Testarossa Winery shut down for three months, and initially scrambled. And that’s where Testarossa’s owners learned just how much their customers love them.
We are thrilled to share that the widely circulated The SOMM Journal has rated all of our 2018 vintage wines 91 points or higher, including 16 wines at 94+ points!
The above and beyond approach to the founding of the vineyard is only the tip of the iceberg as it is the year in, year out farming practices of the Pisoni family that truly make this site special.
By Gideon Rubin - “A South Bay wine bar that's staying open amid the pandemic is putting customer safety first by exceeding social distancing guidelines.”
By Laura Ness - “Gone are the days of having 500 people,” Jensen says. “We want tables far enough apart so people can back their chairs out safely.”
By Molly O'Brien - Using skills he'd learned from Silicon Valley, Jensen and his wife quickly pivoted their business strategy in an effort to keep their business alive during the pandemic.
Being from the northern end of the Highlands, Fogstone Vineyard was originally called Lucia Highlands Vineyard before it was updated to the slightly more descriptive name after its foggy mornings and stony loam soils.
By Laura Ness - "Being recently selected as Winery of the Year by the venerable “Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine,” a publication the couple used as their North Star to guide wine-buying decisions in the early days, is, according to Rob, “our greatest honor to date.”
Testarossa Winery, producers of premier California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, has been selected as Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine’s 2019 Winery of the Year – making it the second time in just 15 years to be selected as Winery of the Year by a respected wine publication – the first was in 2004 by Restaurant Wine.