Author Archives: Aliye Melton

Producer Profile: Melville Vineyards & Winery

Melville Vineyards

Originally growing Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon at a Sonoma property purchased in 1989, Ron Melville today is known for producing excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Viognier. Searching for greater distinction and a unique challenge, Ron founded Melville Vineyards & Winery in 1996 with over 80 acres of prime terroir in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of California’s Santa ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Domaine d’Eole

Domaine d'Eole

Located in the heart of the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation, at the base of the Alpilles mountain range, Domaine d’Eole produces a range of distinctive and regionally traditional wines. A relatively young estate by French standards, it was founded in 1992; Domaine d’Eole nonetheless has established a strong reputation for producing top-notch wines. Utilizing biodynamic farming principles since 1996, when the ... Read More »

Red, White & Sparkling Tasting: Terre du Sol Malbec, L’Enclos des Braves, Jean Aubron Grand Fief de l’Audigere & Champagne Bourgeois-Diaz

Ripe grapes in French vineyard

Terre du Sol Malbec “1733” 2012 Meaning “Land of the Sun” this 100% Malbec comes from the heart of the Languedoc-Rousillion region and famous home of Malbec, Cahors. A small family run farm that dates to 1733, the Domaine is known for producing creamy and light drinking wines. Produced stainless steel fermentation this hand-harvested, young vine Malbec is darkly fruity ... Read More »

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