Learn About Chaucer's
CHAUCER’S CELLARS, at the BARGETTO WINERY, has produced award-winning dessert-style fruit wines since 1964. These elegant dessert wines are produced from 100% pure fruit or natural honey without the addition of artificial flavors.
In 1964 Lawrence Bargetto began producing Mead using honey from a local family owned Walls Honey Farm and then continued with wines produced from different fruits in the area, including plums grown at the winery. Since then perhaps a dozen different fruits have been used, all locally grown.
Learn About Other California
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...
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Learn About Fruit Wine
A Fruit Wine is generally any wine that is fermented from a fruit other than grapes. None of the fruit character comes from the addition of fruit flavors but is the natural product of fruit fermentation. There are many different types of fruit wines, but the some of the most popular include: Red Raspberry, Blackberry, Cherry, Cranberry and Blueberry. These wines are big and intense...
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