…"No wine category in California has grown as much as the appropriately named ' Rhône Rangers'". That same year, the Wine Spectator wrote a feature article titled " California Rhones Arrive", though the category was small enough that the accompanying "top scoring California Rhone-Style Wines" sidebar shows only 10 wines that topped 90 points. Still, it took some time for the excitement about this new category to percolate down to the wholesale, …
…last two decades by wineries like, and stubborn proprietors like my dad.
So, on Saturday, April 5th my dad will be recognized at the Rhone Rangers annual gala in . I'll introduce him. And I'll know that not only will I be standing where I am because of him, but many of the producers and enthusiasts around the room will also be there because of what he made possible.
This week, more than 100 wine producers are gathering into celebrate 's take on the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in 's . The producers -- known collectively as the " Rhone Rangers" -- trace their roots to the 1980s, when a small group of vintners dedicated to these varieties began meeting informally.
…again be invaded by those unpredictable mavericks of the California wine scene, the Rhône Rangers. Since the 1980s, Rhône varietals and blends have become popular alternatives to the Cabs and Merlots that used to dominate the local shelves, and the Rangers — the group of winemakers who've been active in growing and promoting varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre — have been leading that charge.
The event takes place on Sunday, June 3rd, from 3:30pm to …
Meet the Winemaker: Cereghino Smith Winery
Thursday, January 12 @ 6 p.m.
Course No. 800-MTW
In the tradition of the Old World négociants, the winemakers at Cereghino Smith select and source grapes from small estate growers in both California and New York to create bold, full-bodied wines that are filtered by time and gravity. Paula Cereghino and Fred Smith were inspired by renegade winemakers like the Super Tuscan producers of Italy and the Rhône Rangers of the …
David Gates is a great man. David Gates is our Vineyard Manager, and he is a great man. A great man managing great vineyards. David Gates is Vice President on the Board of Directors for Rhone Rangers. Rhone Rangers is a great organization. Rhone-varietal wines are great. The 16th Annual Rhone Rangers Weekend Celebration of [...]
…at the . I suggest you go a.s.a.p. to get in on the seminars and dinner! website, and are all available
However, there is another way to attend the Grand Tasting. And it's your lucky day, because I'm going to tell you how right now.
Until 11:59pm pacific time, this Thursday, March 10th I will be accepting submissions right here in the comment section of this post. What kind of submissions? A personal favorite kind... …
…longer are we one of America's only producers of dry rosé; at this March's Rhone Rangers tasting, rosé lovers will have over 40 different rosés to choose from.
The American rosé market is not the only thing that has gotten more complex in the fourteen years since we made our first two barrels of Rosé . Our own marketing model has grown and morphed. The names Blanc and Rouge are long gone as we have tried to make our names richer and more descriptive, and from the …
…licensing to sell wine at tasting events. Today, events likeand Rhone Rangers have followed suit, allowing exhibitors to sell wine at the tasting events.
Here, the Harvest Hoopla SFVM will showcase 200 wines from all over, with this tested try & buy methodology. With wineries being added all the time, this is a not to miss event!
Tickets area available for $ 80 per day . For access to the , tickets are $ 100 per day. This year, there …
Randall Graham, a founding member of Californian wine group, The Rhône Rangers, once claimed it was more difficult to get rid of a case of Syrah than the clap. Nice. But times they are-a-changing. In an interview with UK trade magazine, The Drinks Business, Brancott Estate's chief winemaker, Patrick Materman, said syrah could become New Zealand's third most important grape variety after Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, reports The New Zealand Herald.