Michael and Carey Skinner, Skinner Vineyards

Skinner Vineyards and Winery: A Family Legacy Becomes a Passion for Wine

As one explores the world of wines, interesting connections are made between winemakers and owners. These experiences show how small our universe can be. On tour to El Dorado County, I discovered that someone I had known through real estate is now an integral part of the El Dorado wine scene. Carey Skinner, with her

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Illuminare Wines

Illuminare Winery: Shedding The Light On Red Wine

Ever since discovering the wines of El Dorado County, I have been drawn to the region. One winery that came up on the radar after a media tour in 2013 is Illuminare Winery. What struck me about Illuminare’s red wine were their rich balance, elegance, and consistency. There is an opulent quality to every varietal

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Narrow Gate Tasting Room

Narrow Gate Vineyards: Defining wines through a biodynamic footprint

In this day and age, many wineries choose to utilize green practices in both the winery and vineyard. Biodynamic is an old principle but is a newer philosophy of farming for many wineries. As Down To Earth Month slowly comes to a close, there is another Wine Institute member that is Demeter Certified Biodynamic that

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Narrow Gate Dunamis GSM

Narrow Gate Vineyards Testimonial

Wow Cori – thank you!  That is probably not only the best article ever written about us but the most “well-written”.  You were able to relay so much understanding of the biodynamic process as well as a personal look inside us and Narrow Gate Vineyards.  It means so much to us, especially as we approach

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Boeger Winery Vineyards

Boeger Winery: Pioneering the rebirth of wine in El Dorado County

The Sierra Foothills presents itself as a sleepy wine community but therein lies some fabulous wineries creating many marvelous wines. One such winery, Boeger Winery represents one of the pioneers in El Dorado County. Established in 1973, owner Greg Boeger aspired to bring diversity of styles and varietals to this area just northeast of Sacramento.

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