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When it comes to supporting their restaurant partners, wineries can do more than just supply great wine on a regular basis. They can also partner on a number of marketing and promotional activities, including special winemaker dinners and educational seminars. The role of a winery should be to help restaurants sell more wine.
Here are few of USA’s top 10 wineries and their wines which will be helpful to boost up the restaurant wine list.
Hedges Family Estate is a blend of rich cultural upbringings and a shared love for creating beautiful wine converge at the heart of bucolic Red Mountain, fostering a true homegrown approach to farming and viticulture.
Grown on a 15 acre vineyard, named Les Gosses, this wine displays the greatest qualities of low yield farming. Earth, fennel spice and structure, the hallmarks of a great Red Mountain syrah, framed by classic French Oak barrels.
Founded in 1849, the winery Reichsrat von Buhl has been family-owned for more than 150 years and belongs to the circle of the most renowned wineries in Germany.
A blend of 100% Riesling Grapes from the best vineyards in the Mittelhaardt area. This elegant Riesling is characterized by good structure, a racy acidity and fine fruit. The wine shows an intense minerality with a very long finish.
Sonoma-Cutrer is a testament to the people, practices, and land all working in unison to uphold the time-honored tradition of winemaking.
As this wine is poured into your glass, you will notice its beautiful, dark ruby red color. This is a classic Russian River Pinot Noir that expresses aromas and flavors of dark fruit. The first impression starts in the nose with aromas of intense blackberry, cola and black raspberry followed by a touch of vanilla and hints of rhubarb, baking spice, licorice, dark chocolate and earth. The wine is richly textured and balanced with a beautiful brightness. Flavors of black cherry, tobacco and sweet barrel spice shine throughout. Fine tannins round out the long, juicy finish.
Of the sixteen sub-appellations in the Napa Valley, the Rutherford AVA may be the most renowned.The winery is located on Napa Valley's scenic Silverado Trail within the Rutherford District. Of Napa's sixteen designated AVAs (American Viticultural Area), Rutherford is renowned for producing unsurpassed Cabernet Sauvignon along with other premium grape varieties.
The fruit for the Reserve Cabernet is sourced from the Oak Knoll appellation and two estate vineyards in the Rutherford appellation, Franklin and Abela.
At Michel-Schlumberger, the winemaking mission is to craft elegant wines with a real sense of place – beautifully balanced and expressive of dramatic vineyard landscape.As 100% estate produced wine, each bottle speaks to the distinct soil, climate, and topography of sustainably-farmed property, on the hillsides west of Dry Creek Valley.
Sparkling wine from Schlumberger - that's sparkling wine with history! Schlumberger is one of THE best known Austrian brands.
Teachworth Napa valley is owned and operated by Chris and Laura Teachworth, Walter and Joan’s children. Winemaker Taylor Berkley Boydstun oversees day-to-day operations and production in an impressive winemaking facility complete with a subterranean cave, waterfall features, laboratory, and a couple of experiments in the cellar.
This 2016 Estate Cabernet has a beautiful depth of color and an almost lavender meets pomegranate hue.
Mitchell Wines is a small family-owned winery in the Clare Valley, South Australia. They produce an exceptional range of high-quality wines.
Their Riesling has intensely crafted flavour, well structured, and has long living reds from Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache.Mitchell Wines is truly the result of family operation with three generations, growing up and working together.
Gus Kalaris founded Axios, a luxury Napa Valley wine brand in 1999 to much acclaim. The success of Axios has spawned the Worthy, Truth, Kalaris and Telios brands.In 2013 Kalaris purchased a home surrounded by over 10 acres of vineyards in Calistoga. His goal is to produce a world class Pomerol-style red wine from the estate under the Kalaris label.
"Axios", meaning worthy in Greek, reflects Gus' vision to craft a wine of Bordeaux influence that represents the richness of its Napa Valley origin.
Winemaking in Rías Baixas dates back thousands of years, but only during the past few decades has the region established a global reputation as a producer of top quality wines from its signature grape, Albariño.
Burgans Albariño is named after the hill on which the cooperative is located. Burgans is a cuvée made from a small selection of vineyard plots in the Salnes sub-zone of Rias-Baixas which have a characteristic pit-fruit quality and richness in addition to the bracing minerality for which the sub-zone is famous.
Named after the winery owners’ grandfather, our Scott Family Estate wines are produced from Dijon Clones grown on our estate vineyards in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey, CA.
Vibrant honeysuckle, lemon chutney, ripe pineapple, and vanilla. Creamy mid-palate with a long finish. Rich flavors of honeysuckle, lemon, and tropical fruits with underlying toasty oak.