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Favorite Wineries

The CCWB gets the same questions all the time, "could you please give me some recommendations on some of your favorite wineries" in ____________, which I am happy to do. Then I will I think about it a minute or two and shoot them an email with a list of my all time faves. So I’ve decided that it’s high-time make a type of "database" instead of making list after list. I figured it was high time that the CCWB develop a resource that everyone can look at, anytime to find out what my favorite wineries are present. If you were so inclined.

I’ve just started this collection, so be patient it's a work in progress. I've still got Oregon, Sonoma and Washington State and few others from the rest of wide world of wine. The wonderful folks across the pond and down South and yes even a few here in my hometown of San Diego. So if I have not got around to your favorite area, keep your shirt on, it should be done here shortly.

Please don't take this list as a "blanket" endorsement of every wine in a particular wineries portfolio. These lists merely represent that fact that I appreciate many of the wines produced at the wineries listed below and think you would as well.

Calistoga: [Napa Valley]: Carter, Chateau Montelena Winery, Envy and Sterling Vineyards.

Howell Mountain [Napa Valley]: Atlas Peak, Beringer, Black Sears, Cakebread Cellars, Cimarossa
Cornerstone Cellars, D-Cubed Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards, Red Cap Vineyards, Robert Craig Winery
Robert Foley Vineyards, Rutherford Grove, St. Clement Vineyards, Tor Kenward, and Villa Hermosa Cellars

Oakville/Rutherford [Napa Valley]: Cakebread Cellars, Grgich Hills Estate, Peju Province Winery, ProvenanceVineyards, Raymond Vineyard and Cellar, Rubicon Estate, Robert Mondavi Winery and Sequoia Grove.

Misc. Napa Valley: Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, The Hess Collection Winery, William Hill Estate Winery

Paso Robles: Denner, Justin, L'Adventure, Calcareous, Four Vines, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines,
Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Linne Calodo Cellars, Turley Wine Cellars, Sextant and Lone Madrone, RN Estate Vineyard & Winery, Treana, Turley Wine Cellars, Silver Horse Winery and
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Spring Mountain District [Napa]: Fantesca Estate & Winery, Newton Vineyard, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Keenan Winery, Schweiger Vineyards, Smith Madrone Vineyards, Spring Mountain Vineyard, Terra Valentine and my favorite Vineyard 7 & 8

Santa Lucia Highlands [Monterey]: Estancia, Mer Soleil,  Paraiso, Garys' Pessagno Vineyard, Roar,
Hahn Estates Vineyards, Pisoni, Tondre Grapefield, Get their grapes from the SLH area: Tudor, Testarossa, Siduri, Novy, La Rochelle, Loring, Pey - Lucia, Kosta Browne, Hope & Grace and Belle Glos.

Santa Barbara [Santa Ynez Valley]: Epiphany Cellars, Fess Parker, Rancho Sisquoc, Rideau, Foley Estates, Babcock, Foxen Vineyard, Rusack, Hitching Post Wines, Sea Smoke, Byron, Cambria, Star Lane, Stolpman, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Taz, Consilience, Tercero, Melville, Demetria Winery, Whitcraft and Zaca Mesa.

Santa Cruz Mountains: David Bruce Winery, Ridge Vineyards, Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards and Testarossa Winery.

Stags Leap District [Napa]: Chimney Rock, Cliff Lede, Malk Family Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards and Stag's Leap Winery

St. Helena [Napa Valley]: Beringer Vineyards, St. Clement Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, Merryvale, Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, Chappellet Winery, Franciscan and Newton Vineyard.

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