Owned by the Niven family; pioneers of the Edna Valley AVA, and farmers of the oldest continually harvested vines in the region. Anchored by the Paragon Vineyard that Jack Niven planted in the early 1970s, they have been growing grapes and making wine here for more than forty years.
Niven Family Wine Estates is authentic, not virtual, nor corporate. Two generations of the family currently manage the company; they actively own and operate the land, vineyards, state-of-the-art winery, and historic tasting room. Caring for the surrounding environment, ensuring a place for future generations is paramount; all eligible acreage is SIP Certified Sustainable.
Along with veteran Winemaker Christian Roguenant, and a vineyard management team that has been with them for decades, they have become bona-fide chardonnay experts.
True Myth; real quality at a value price from an authentic place.
Mooiplaas Wine Estate and Private Nature Reserve boasts a pristine natural beauty. Owned by the Roos Family, the Mooiplaas vineyards lie on steep slopes of ancient mineral rich soils in the cool, sunny Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch.
They produce a range of Environmentally Friendly Wines rooted in tradition and artisan techniques to reflect their unique terroir.
Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of our production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979.
Anne Amie vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley.
In developing their wines, the most important thing was to show through them the essence of the New World. To understand each valley with the characteristics of its climate and soils, which is part of the terroir of each variety. In this way, they manage to obtain a range, from fresh wines with fruity aromas and intense colours to more complex ones with great intensity, all of them highly characteristic of Chile.
Paraiso’s 400-acre estate vineyard lies at the southern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA in Monterey County, California. Winegrape pioneers of the region, Rich and Claudia Smith began planting this property in 1973. Today, Rich and his son Jason manage almost 150,000 vines in 16 different blocks. The land provides varying soils, elevations and microclimates, producing grapes uniquely expressive of their individual sites.
Current fads aside, the Smiths have employed sustainable farming techniques since day one. Knowing that their vineyard could be in the family for generations, Rich and Claudia have always been keenly aware of their own environment as well as their potential impact on the surrounding area. Rich was a founding member of the Central Coast Vineyard Team, an organization that later created the state’s first sustainable farming certification for winegrapes, called Sustainability in Practice, or SIPTM Certified Sustainable. Paraiso Vineyards was the first vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands to earn the certification in 2008.
Estate grown, value oriented wines from Mendocino County. Produced by the Brutocao family, the Bliss Wines carry on the legacy of their grandfather Irv Bliss, who purchased and planted the original 450 acre ranch. Bliss Vineyards has some of the oldest post-Prohibition vines in Mendocino County. The majority of the grapes are sold to major Sonoma and Napa wineries such as Sterling, Sebastiani, Honig, Hess, and Benziger along with many other top producers.
Burgundian born and educated winemaker, Christian Roguenant vints wines that are true to the vineyard and varietal in the old world tradition. Yet, he creates completely modern wines that go beyond the new world standard. He accomplishes this with winegrapes that have been farmed in a sustainable manner for over three decades. Baileyana combines the best of three worlds, old, new and future, and produces estate Grand Firepeak Cuvées of concentrated flavors and balanced acidity.