Wines Producers of the World

Explanations on where these Classic Producers, and other Producers, are located in the World, and what is special about them.

from Italy.

from the Region Piedmont.

From the Sub-Region Barbaresco

Gaja is an Italian wine producer from the Piemonte region in the district of Langhe, chiefly producing a number of Barbaresco and Barolo wines, and later diversified into Brunello and "Super-Tuscan" production. Its current owner and president Angelo Gaja is credited with developing techniques that have revolutionised winemaking in Italy, and terms such as "the undisputed king of Barbaresco", and "the man who dragged Piedmont into the modern world" have been applied to him, and whose Barbaresco wine is considered a status symbol on a par with Château Lafite-Rothschild or Krug.

Additionally, Gaja Distribuzione imports to Italy high-end wines from elsewhere in the world including Champagne, Sauternes and Bordeaux, Spanish and Californian wine, as well as spirits and glassware.

In USA.
In California.
In Sonoma County

BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY Website

At Benziger, we're about three things: family, great wine and healthy vineyards. For more than thirty years, we've farmed our ranch on Sonoma Mountain and searched Sonoma County for the most distinctive and expressive vineyards. Once found, we tend these sites using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines.

Scroll though these photos to see some of the journey, or click below for a timeline of our family winery.

In California

In Napa-Valley

Famous for “Zinfandel” etc

Buehler Vineyards


Buehler Vineyards is the only other physical winery besides Amizetta Vineyards on this particular part of the long and windy road, almost 6 miles from the Napa Valley floor. Encompassing 300 acres of land, it was purchased in 1971 by John & Helen Buehler. Their first production was in 1978 making this among the older wineries in the Napa Valley area. John was a West Point graduate and then spent many years as an executive at Bechtel Corporation and this winery was how he was going to spend his retirement. His first commercial release was in 1978 when he crushed by hand enough grapes to produce 700 cases.

In France.

In Bordeaux

Chateau Margaux Website

Château Margaux, archaically La Mothe de Margaux, is a wine estate of Bordeaux wine, and was one of four wines to achieve Premier cru (first growth) status in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855. The estate's best wines are very expensive, with a standard-sized bottle of the Château Margaux grand vin retailing at an average price of $639. The estate is located in the commune of Margaux on the left bank of the Garonne estuary in the Médoc region, in the département of Gironde, and the wine is delimited to the AOC of Margaux.

The estate also produces a second wine named Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux, a third wine named Margaux de Château Margaux, as well as a dry white wine named Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux which does not conform to the Margaux appellation directives.

In South-Africa

In the “Franschhoek-Valley”

Dieu Donné Vineyards Website

Dieu Donné Vineyards was acquired by the French-Mauritian, Robert Maingard in 1987 in search of his French roots in South Africa.

The Farm is situated high on the steep south-west facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, which tempers the sun.

This cooling effect ensure slow ripening of our grapes. Thanks to our cool summer conditions and unique soils from weathered granite with a rocky topsoil, called ‘Greywack’, the vines do not show excessive vigour, nor do they over-produce.

These special soils do not get irrigated, further concentrating the flavours and characters of Dieu Donné’s terroir in the grapes. These exceptional conditions give Dieu Donné their special character.

In California

In Central-Valley
In the Town of Modesto

The two brothers started the winery in 1933, following the repeal of Prohibition after years of growing and selling grapes.  Ernest and Julio were competing against larger, more established, and better financed companies, including more than 800 wine companies established in California in the first few years after the repeal of Prohibition. Their starting capital was less than $6,000 (~$110,000 inflation-adjusted to 2017), with $5,000 of that borrowed by Ernest from his mother-in-law. The brothers learned the craft of commercial winemaking by reading old, pre-Prohibition pamphlets published by the University of California which they retrieved from the basement of the Modesto Public Library.

By 1993, E. & J. Gallo was the country's largest winery, with a 25% share of the American wine market.

In April 2019, Constellation Brands Inc. announced a deal to sell wine brands, including Clos du Bois and Mark West, to E & J Gallo Winery for $1.7 billion.[5]

In France

In the Region of “Alsace”

Famous for “Pinot-Gris” etc

Emile-Beyer Website


Emile Beyer is a family estate located in the heart of the Alsace wine region. The firm of Emile Beyer is under the guidance of Christian Beyer, who represents the 14th generation of the Beyer Family of wine growers in the charming village of Eguisheim, the birthplace and very heart of Alsace wine production. Located just outside of Colmar, Eguisheim was the birthplace of viticulture in Alsace and is a village dear to the hearts of wine lovers. The region is a mosaic composed of chalky marl, sandstone and clay in varying proportions from one plot to the next. The vineyards benefit from the wealth of these diverse terroirs, which combined with the unique microclimate, enables the vine to reach its highest potential. The experience that Emile Beyer has acquired over generations enables the domaine to classify its wines by the grape varietal and also by quality, according to the location of the vines. Each different category must meet the domaine’s rigorous quality standards and expectations in order to bear the Emile Beyer label. Today both modern and traditional techniques are used to produce wines of great character and finesse.

in Germany

in the Mosel Region.

in the Commune of Brauneberg.


FRITZ-HAAG -Riesling Website

Weingut Fritz Haag sits in the heart of the Middle Mosel and holds a proud spot in that region's long history. The first documented mention of the estate came in 1605, at a time when the town was known as Dusemond. To better invoke the stellar reputation of the world-famous "Brauneberger Juffer" and "Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr" — which Napoleon himself had considered pearls of the Mosel region — the town renamed itself in 1925 from Dusemond to Brauneberg. Weingut Fritz Haag, now helmed by Oliver Haag, still honors this tradition through its supplemental designation “Dusemonder Hof."

In “Italy”.

In the Region of “Calabria”.

In the Town “Ciró Marina”

1953

Bottling begins in a small winery in Via Tirone, Cirò Marina. The Gaglioppo and Greco Bianco grapes come from small plots in the Cirò Doc region (Olivitello, San Biase, Frassa and Feudo) that will later be sold.

1953

Bottling begins in a small winery in Via Tirone, Cirò Marina. The Gaglioppo and Greco Bianco grapes come from small plots in the Cirò Doc region (Olivitello, San Biase, Frassa and Feudo) that will later be sold.

1955

The company purchases an estate in the Ponta area, currently called Duca Sanfelice.

1973

The Ponta-Duca Sanfelice estate is expanded thanks to the purchase of small neighbouring plots.

1953

Bottling begins in a small winery in Via Tirone, Cirò Marina. The Gaglioppo and Greco Bianco grapes come from small plots in the Cirò Doc region (Olivitello, San Biase, Frassa and Feudo) that will later be sold.

1955

The company purchases an estate in the Ponta area, currently called Duca Sanfelice.

1973

The Ponta-Duca Sanfelice estate is expanded thanks to the purchase of small neighbouring plots.

1975

Inauguration of the new factory located in Contrada San Gennaro, on the 106 motorway in the municipality of Cirò Marina, where the company is still based to this day.

1983

The first vintage of Duca Sanfelice Cirò Rosso Riserva is released.


Territory

Eastern Calabria was once the home of a flourishing civilisation founded by migrating Greeks.

Oenotrus, an Arcadian prince who landed on our coast in the early eighth century BC, wisely governed the fate of the very first Greek colony to settle on Ionian shores. The work of Oenotrus and his people, mostly made up of expert wine-makers, was so well-appreciated by the Greeks that they named the region "Enotria Tellus”: Land of Wine.

From Washington-State
In the Sub-region Yakima-Valley

Makes Great Cabernet-Sauvignon

http://www.lonebirchwines.com/

Our family has been farming in the Yakima Valley for over four generations. One of the pinnacle landmarks on our farm is the 70 year old Lone Birch Tree that resides amongst our vineyard. This tree not only provides shade to workers and direction to lost travelers, but most importantly, it provides inspiration to our family. The birch tree was planted by our great-great-grandfather, who had a great love for nature and was an inspirational steward of the land. This symbolic tree serves as a reminder of our commitment to care for the environment, reduce our carbon footprint, utilize sustainable farming practices, and ensure our farm lives on for generations to come.

In France

In Burgundy

LouisJadot Website


Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that was founded by Louis Henry Denis Jadot in 1859. The first vineyard bought by the Jadot family is the Beaune vineyard, Clos des Ursules, in 1826. The family wine company produces and markets Burgundy wine. It operates both its own vineyards and buys grapes from other growers.

from Spain

from Catalonia

Founded in 1870 by Jaime Torres, Bodegas Torres (Miguel Torres SA) is a historical wine growing company located in Pacs, some 4 km from Vilafranca del Penedès, where the company has its head office. Torres is the family winery with the most extensive vineyards in the Denomination of Origin (DO) of Penedès and the largest winery in Spain.

They also run the Miguel Torres Chile winery in the Chilean Central Valley, and in the United States (California) where in 1986 Marimar Torres founded Marimar Estate. In Spain outside of the Torres family's native Penedès region, they own vineyards in DO Conca de Barberà, DO Toro, DO Jumilla, DO Ribera del Duero, DOQ Priorat and most recently in DOC Rioja - in the last three areas with new wineries or wineries under construction. Likewise, Torres is also Spain's largest producer of DO wines under its own label, exporting to more than 140 countries.

Under the Torres brand name they trade wine and brandy under on a range of different labels. Some of these are Viña Sol, Sangre de Toro, De Casta, Coronas, Atrium and Viña Esmeralda, with their best known brandies being Torres 5 and Torres 10. Many Torres wines are produced from international rather than traditional Spanish grape varieties and are varietally labelled. The company exports wines to over 140 countries.  Torres made two significant contributions to the development of enology in Spain: firstly, the use of fermentation at controlled temperatures, and secondly, the maturing of the wine in small oak barrels during a scrupulously defined time, as has been a habitual practice in Bordeaux.

Torres is managed by the fourth generation of the Torres family; Miguel A. Torres is the company’s current President and Managing Director. The Torres family are founding members of the Primum Familiae Vini.

 

In USA

In California

In Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi Winery


“Walking through To Kalon, admiring its contours and vines, smelling the richness of its soil, I knew this was a very special place. It exuded an indefinable quality I could not describe, a feeling that was almost mystical.”

— Robert Mondavi 

Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fumé Blanc.


In California

In Northern “Sonoma-County”

https://www.rodneystrong.com/

Sonoma Grown for Over 50 Years

Our story begins over 55 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.

In Austria.

In Kremstal.

Famous for : “Grüner-Veltliner” etc.

Weingut Geyerhof Website

The history of the old estate began almost 800 years ago, in the little village of Oberfucha in Kremstal, Lower Austria. Here, winemaking has been part of our family’s life for more than 14 generations, an occupation deeply rooted in the landscape. Today, as well as in the past, arable land, hedgerows, cattle, pigs, chickens and bees complete our idea of holistic farming. Diversity instead of monoculture. The vine as a smaller part of a larger whole.

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