Producer Profiles

Chateau Pigoudet: Defining the Summer Sipper

Historic Heart of Chateau Pigoudet

Rosé wine from Provence has long set the international standard at the perfect summer sipper. But Chateau Pigoudet, based in the North Eastern corner of the Coteaux d’Aix en Provence appellation, defines excellence from this legendary region. Based in historical Roman wine producing territory, the estate dates to the 16th Century. But the current family ownership dates to 1992, when ... Read More »

Turley Wine Cellars: Defining California Zinfandel

Rattlesnake Ridge

It’s not often in the wine industry that we talk about single producers defining an entire category. But with Turley Wine Cellars, we get to do just that. Founded in 1993, Turley has helped establish the hugely popular modern California Zinfandel style characterized by its plush mouthfeel and complex fruit. Today Turley produces over 30 wines, predominately single vineyard designated ... Read More »

Cakebread Cellars: Quality, Consistency and Continuity in Napa

Cakebread Winery Ranch vineyards

By French standards, Cakebread Cellars is in its infancy.  Started on a hobbyist’s whim in 1973, it has risen to become a bastion of quality in the Napa Valley. Jack Cakebread started his working career in his family auto repair shop in Oakland, but as an amateur photographer he also had the chance to study with Ansel Adams. It was ... Read More »

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