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Save money and try something new when you explore lesser-known wine regions and labels

January 17, 2020

Dave McIntyre’s latest column in The Washington Post explores how consumers can experience a similar character and style of wine found in some of the world’s benchmark wines – think […]

The White Wines You Should Absolutely Be Sipping This Year

January 17, 2020

Leading luxury publication Departures has included Chateau Montelena 2017 Potter Valley Riesling in a roundup of 10 white wines to drink year-round, even during the coldest months of winter. Writer Jonah […]

Is Le Serre Nuove Italy’s Best Second Wine?

January 16, 2020

Decanter Magazine‘s Aldo Fiordelli makes the case that Ornellaia’s ‘little brother’ Le Serre Nuove dell Ornellaia might just be Italy’s best second wine. At the end of November, Fiordelli had […]

Gary Farrell Winery Partners with VINTUS

January 16, 2020

Food & Beverage Magazine reports that the legendary Gary Farrell Winery has partnered with VINTUS for it’s U.S. market distribution. The feature details that Gary Farrell became one of the most acclaimed […]

Exclusive: VINTUS Is Chosen to Handle Gary Farrell Portfolio in the U.S. Market

January 16, 2020

Shankens New Daily editorial director David Fleming breaks the news that VINTUS is now handling the Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery’s Portfolio in the U.S. Market. Gary Farrell has been a pioneer in the […]

7 Best Wine Travel Experiences of 2020: Champagne, France

January 16, 2020

Wine Enthusiast contributor Lauren Mowery had the special opportunity to visit Champagne Ayala and Champagne Bollinger during spring of 2019, and enjoyed the experience so much that she included both […]

California Making Grape Strides with Pinot Noir

January 16, 2020

The Boston Herald highlighted Gary Farrell Winery in its latest wine column, recommending the 2017 Russian River Valley Selection Pinot Noir. Writer Jim Campanini explains the grapes “were sourced and […]

Healdsburg, Sonoma County Girls’ Getaway Wine Tasting Weekend

January 16, 2020

Lifestyle blog We Are Travel Girls highlighted a weekend experience in Sonoma, including an experience at Gary Farrell Winery. Their pro tip for visiting the winery? Make a reservation in advance. […]

The Weekly Dozen – California & More California

January 16, 2020

Santé included Gary Farrell Winery 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir in its weekly round up of recommended wines to try. Writer Roger Morris describes the wine as medium-bodied with somewhat […]

12 Spectacular Wines for 2020

January 10, 2020

Cottages & Gardens has published a round up of 12 “wow wines” and the stories behind them. Write Sheri deBorchgrave has selected the Champagne Bollinger 007 Limited Edition, Vintage 2011 […]

Go Big: 10 Celebration-Worthy Champagnes

January 9, 2020

Wine Enthusiast included Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2004 in a piece, “Go Big: 10 Celebration-Worthy Champagnes.” The 98-Point wine was featured as one of their top champagnes to enjoy for an […]

Wines of Wonder: How You Can Discover Them In The New Year

January 7, 2020

The Chateau Montelena 1974 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has been included in a Grape Collective article that examines a small selection of absolutely outstanding wines that left highly esteemed wine writers Dorothy, […]

How to Plan a Champagne Honeymoon For Bubble-Loving Couples

January 7, 2020

Writer Lindsay Tigar wrote a first-hand piece for Brides that offers a detailed overview to plan the ultimate romantic getaway or honeymoon for bubble-loving couples in the Champagne region. She […]

Wines Of The Week: Champagne For New Year’s Eve 2020

January 7, 2020

Forbes contributor Brian Freedman highlights several of his top Champagne picks to toast the New Year with. Importantly, he notes that he does not reserve Champagne for celebrations and enjoys […]

Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2020

January 7, 2020

Bloomberg’s wine columnist, Elin McCoy,  has published an article forecasting what she expects to see a lot more of in the wine industry this year. She offers keen insight into […]

9 Mini-Bottles of Wine That Make Perfect Last Minute Gifts

January 3, 2020

Robb Report selected the 375ml format of the Chateau Montelena 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as a great “mini” bottle of wine for last minute gifting. Writer Sara Schneider finds […]

Urgent: Please Sign This Petition

January 2, 2020

Our industry has banded together to fight the looming USTR tariffs on European wines and filed a petition on change.org entitled “Save American Wine Jobs.” Please take ten seconds to submit […]

Shanken: The New War Against Wine

December 31, 2019

In an open letter to Wine Spectator, publisher Marvin R. Shanken urged readers to submit their comments to regulations.gov in response to the USTR’s proposed tariff on European imports, expected to […]

The Best Sparkling Wines Under $40, According to a Sommelier

December 26, 2019

Yahoo! Lifestyle published a piece highlighting some great sparkling wine and Champagne options that won’t break the bank for New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, including Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur.  The […]

The Best Bottles of Wine and Champagne to Bring to Any Holiday Party

December 24, 2019

Men’s Journal included Chateau Montelena in a story, “The Best Bottles of Wine and Champagne to Bring to Any Holiday Party.”  The article includes Chateau Montelena’s 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay noting how […]