Learn About Renaissance
Renaissance Winery is a nearly 400-acre vineyard founded by a group called the Fellowship of Friends who purchased the land in 1971. Uniting all the Renaissance wines from the early years under the founding winemaker to the present is the unique terroir, the taste of the spare, red soil and the over 85 microclimates that emerge in the vintages. Winemaking possibilities are endless. Each new wine is, in itself, a sleeping beauty waiting to awaken in your glass.
Learn About Sierra Foothills
Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape.
Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...
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Learn About Other Dessert
Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites:
Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in
Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected
grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity.
Don"t discount Sauternes'
neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...
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