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The Au Contraire range of wines comes from top vineyards in appellations known for their stellar style and quality, including the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Sonoma Coast.   

 Au Contraire Chardonnay is harvested from the heart of Russian River Valley to the western edges of Green Valley bordering Sonoma Coast. This area has an ideal climate with fog influences and cool nights, providing an extended growing season and grapes that maintain their natural acidity and showcase the purity of the terroir.

 A blend of Sonoma Coast vineyards from Sebastopol to the Fort Ross Seaview AVA overlooking the Pacific make up Au Contraire Pinot Noir. These warmer vineyard sites sit above the fog line, delivering a cool climate style Pinot Noir with highly concentrated fruit flavors.

The charming French expression, Au Contraire, was often used by the beloved founder of Palm Bay International, producer of Au Contraire wines, David S. Taub, usually preceding an insight that took a turn from conventional wisdom. His son, President & CEO Marc D. Taub, fittingly adopted his father’s favorite saying to dedicate this brand to him to honor his 50 years in the business and his passion, vision and leadership. 

Outstanding quality is guaranteed by legendary California enologist Tom Hinde and his experienced team of viticulturists. Tom’s expansive career in California wine spans three decades and brings with it a breadth of industry knowledge. He is involved in every aspect of the growing and winemaking process.

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  • Au Contraire Russian River Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
    Au Contraire Russian River Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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    • Au Contraire Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
      Au Contraire Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014
      Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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      • Au Contraire Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2014 Front Label
        Au Contraire Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2014
        Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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      • Au Contraire Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013 Front Label
        Au Contraire Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2013
        Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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