#Repost @santabarbarawinebrokerage ・・・ Drew Family Wines are classic, cool climate, Californian wines. Clean, pure, precise, and refreshing. Jason Drew is doing some AMAZING things up in Mendocino and Anderson Valley. #drewfamilywines #mendocinowine #mendocinoridge #andersonvalleywine #naturalwine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #sustainableviticulture #sustainability #rawwine #veganwine #shiverickimports #santabarbarawinebrokerage . In the personal wine consumption sense, I generally gravitate toward European wines. Jason Drew is one of those producers who makes me gravitate back toward California wines. He has such finesse and style, that isn’t obvious or ostentatious. The Valenti Syrah (which is a nod to Côte Rotie) is also a personal favorite. . Within the coastal zone of Mendocino County lies the Mendocino Ridge AVA. A cool climate and high altitude area roughly 36 miles long, the designation is unique in that it is limited by elevation, reserved for vineyards 1200 feet or higher that are within 10 miles of the Pacific Ocean. Just inland from the Mendocino Ridge lies Anderson Valley. Though lower in altitude than the mountains to the west, the valley AVA still ranges in altitude from 800-1500 feet above sea level and has only a handful of vineyards on flat land. . This distinctive and remote area is where Jason and Molly Drew founded Drew Family Wines in 2000. In 2004 they stumbled upon an old neglected 26-acre orchard for sale and decided this would be their estate. While others saw a daunting project, Jason and Molly saw ancient oceanic soils, south facing slopes and a true coastal climate, with the ocean a mere 3.3 miles away. They eventually planted their seven acre estate Pinot Noir vineyard organically, and it just produced its first crop in 2014. . With over 25 years in the wine business in Central and Northern California, Jason Drew brings a vast depth of knowledge and a holistic perspective to his winemaking. Drew focuses on small lot coastal Pinot Noir and Syrah from Anderson Valley and the Mendocino Ridge. For his sourced fruit, he has long standing partnerships with several local vineyard growers who share his passion for sustainable and met
NOUVEAU RELEASE IS LIVE! Less than 30 bottles and 5 magnums remaining! Purchase via the link in bio.
The last three wines to be released from our 2015 vintage will be released to our mailing list later this week. Wine Club members are getting their allocation shipped out this week. To get in on this small lot of amazing Pinot Noir wines from Mariah, Oppenlander and Wentzel vineyards, sign up in our mailing list now. Link in bio. #pinotnoir #andersonvalley #mendocinoridge #mendocinocounty #mariahvineyard #oppenlandervineyard #wentzelvineyard #wine #winelife #fallrelease #2015vintage
Excited for a couple jam-packed days in Toronto! First stop: The Vintage Conservatory for a private buyer lunch. @vintageconservatory @halpernwine
Much as Orson Welles proclaimed for Paul Masson fifty years ago, we will sell no wine before its time. And we’ve been holding three of our 2015 Pinot Noir wines for release until they are drinking exceptionally well, which is now. They will be released to our list next week, so if you want to get in on our Fall release of this low-yielding vintage, sign up on our mailing list (link in bio). #pinotnoir #andersonvalley #mendocinoridge #mendocinocounty #mariahvineyard #oppenlandervineyard #wentzelvineyard #fallrelease #2015vintage #orsonwelles #wellsellnowinebeforeitstime
We’ve been working with the Valenti Ranch for twelve years now and started leasing the vineyard five years ago, which means @drewwinemaker manages the farming completely. #fromthegroundup ✨ . . #valentiranch #syrah #fallwines #coolclimatesyrah #mendocinoridge #madeinelkca #top100wine #wineandspiritsmagazine #organicfarming
😍 THIS! 😍 What a great piece by @virginieboone for @wineenthusiast on Napa Valley Pinot Noir, its rich history and eventual downfall. Shout out to @bonafideproductions for the amazing photos! Link to the article in the bio! 🙌🙌🙌
NOUVEAU BOTTLING TODAY! In its inaugural release, we produced just under 50 cases and have about 40 bottles remaining. Offer goes out to the remainder of the mailing list on Friday!
West Block Syrah from Petaluma Gap in its final stages. This wine is UNREAL!
G A M E F I V E
A sperm whale waving goodbye to us as it heads into the third dimension. Photo taken under permit
Shout out to my beautiful wife @alexisiaconis for taking 3rd place in the @austrianwineusa Uncorked Competition yesterday! We’re all so proud of you and this is just another milestone on your journey and quest! Love you! 😍
Final sample of the harvest! West Block Syrah is headed to the winery tomorrow! Beautiful depth of flavor and acidity at 22.5 brix! Now, the Jeep can finally get cleaned! 😂
Yesterday we sorted some super special stuff. Pinot Noir from @drewfamilywines ...The darkest and thickest skins I’ve seen, thick perfume on day 1 of fermentation. I drove up Saturday and stopped at @cellarmakerbrewing @toronadosf @russianriverbrewingofficial to grab some goods, then had some lunch with Burt and @riverreb @diavolapizzeria in Healdsburg, then we drove another 2 hours to the Mendocino coast to have some pizza with Jason and Molly at their gorgeous ranch. We talked and stayed up way too late but it was well worth it. I was having such a good time I only snapped one photo at 1230am as the night faded to black.... #pinotnoir #wholecluster #mendocinoridge #longdrive
@fluteshal barreling down free-run Mariah Vineyard Pinot Noir this morning. Wonderful berry smells out of that bin, going into new French oak from Billon. #harvest2018 #pinotnoir #mendocino #mendocinoridge #mariahvineyard #winemaking #womenwinemakers #wine #urbanwinery
WHAT A NIGHT! Such a great evening meeting new friends, eating great food and sharing what we love to do! Thank you @winemakersalon for making tonight happen!
#Repost #wineryfeature #andersonvalley @drewfamilywines ・・・ When your wine travels... #Repost @domaine.leroc ・・・ Quand tu en as marre du Roc... tu traverses l’Atlantique!! 🍷#drewwines #pinotnoir #california #californianwines @shiverick_wines #mendocinoridge #drewestateranch
Well, it sure as hell will nice to knock off the grapes and lees, and get out of harvest clothes for our SOLD OUT Winemaker Salon tomorrow night in San Francisco! CAN’T WAIT! @winemakersalon 📸: @bonafideproductions
Punching down Mariah Vineyard Pinot Noir. @fluteshal noticed a ladybug and mused whether that was good luck. We’ll take it as a sign of good fortune and a great vintage! (📷: @ottavinowines) #harvest2018 #pinotnoir #mendocinoridge #mariahvineyard #wine #winemaking #punchdown #urbanwinery #winelife
Vin Rubis: 51% Pinot Noir, 49% Chardonnay. Three weeks on skins. The carbonic Chardonnay is definitely the most unique component to this bright and crunchy red wine!
#Repost @waitsmast ・・・ Harvest is upon us and Jennifer’s been updating our new blog with posts about picks and sorts, along with her wonderful photography. Here’s a pic from Tuesday’s sort of Mariah Vineyard fruit, a mix of 667 and Pommard clones. Link in bio to our website where you can find the blog. #latergram #harvest2018 #winemaking #crush #mariahvineyard #mendocinoridge #mendocino #wineblogger #wineblog
Harvest is upon us and Jennifer’s been updating our new blog with posts about picks and sorts, along with her wonderful photography. Here’s a pic from Tuesday’s sort of Mariah Vineyard fruit, a mix of 667 and Pommard clones. Link in bio to our website where you can find the blog. #latergram #harvest2018 #winemaking #crush #mariahvineyard #mendocinoridge #mendocino #wineblogger #wineblog
"A" like AMAZING!!! Delicious #veganpizza at @paolospizzabar #HarveyBay ...the fried capers on top made the trick! 🤤🍕 All, beautifully matched with a BYO @lafollettewines #pinotnoir2012 from #mendocinoridge a perfect union of sweet darkberries and peppery notes with very silky tannins...very pleasant discovery! Thanks for the thoughtful suggestion @thewineemporium in Brisbane good #longweekendwine 😁 cheers 🍷 With @sabrinavittorielli #californianpinot #redwinesaroundtheworld #amazingdrops #longweekend #specialmoments
OCTOBER 7TH, 2018: We cannot wait to pour Vin Rubis and a couple single vineyard Pinot Noirs PLUS West Block Syrah! Get tickets while you still can. Link in the bio!
We’re racking our 2018 Sonoma Coast Rosé from barrel to barrel this morning! Always fun to taste the different press fractions as they progress from juice to wine over the coming weeks! Can’t wait to start blending in November!
On four hours of sleep after a 23 hour workday, you gotta fake it until you make it, and 80’s Party music is my method of choice! We’re now entering the phase of harvest where we flirt with delirium on a daily - on an hourly - basis. 🤪
Sharing another nice review from Wine Enthusiast’s November issue, for our 2015 Pinot Noir from Mendocino County. A blend of single vineyard Pinot Noir from Oppenlander and Mariah Vineyards, this wine is currently available @pressclubsf, @vadevibistro and @castrowine (in addition of course to our website). #pinotnoir #mendocino #mendocinocounty #mendocinoridge #oppenlander #mariahvineyard #wine #winelife #wineenthusiast
CANNOT WAIT! SF PEOPLE: Grab your seat while you can! On October 11th, I’ll be sharing a few of our newest wines paired with a fantastic menu! Need details? Visit @winemakersalon!
Manchester Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir has finally made its arrival in the winery! The acid is insane. Stems galore.
Vin Pétillant fermentation taking its precious damn time to get to 2.0 brix. “Don’t worry, it’s not like I have a jam packed week and was praying to get you to bottle today... DON’T WORRY. IT’S FINE.” We’re now entering the stage of harvest where we start venting to our ferments. 🙄🤷♂️🤦♂️
Everything begins in the soil ⚡️ @brickandmortarwines October 11th 🔗in bio⚡️ 📸 @bonafideproductions
West Block Syrah out of Petaluma Gap is ready for rosé! ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Blending for 2018 Vin Pétillant is complete! Comprised of 69% Vin Clair, 31% Vin Rubis, this Pét-Nat-to-be is at 5.9 brix and will go to bottle early next week!
When native fermentations take over...
Chardonnay is finally making an appearance in Vin Rubis! Loaded first as 100% whole cluster, this certified organic Chardonnay from Block House Vineyard represents roughly 50% of the fruit every year in the coferment with Pinot Noir, creating a juicy, crunchy red wine! #harvest2018
Day 3 last educational task: defining terroir with Zinfandel. Thank You to the whole team @lidbyvin #sonomavalley #drycreekvalley #russianrivervalley #alexandervalley #sonomacoast #sonomacoast #mendocinoridge #zinfandel #carlisle #seghesio #sanlorenzo #usa #california #swesomm
⚡️⚡️⚡️ Blanc de blancs! Manchester Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay hitting the press today for single vineyard sparkling wine! ⚡️⚡️⚡️
P I N O T M E U N I E R N O U V E A U
We are so honored to be selected as a 2018 Top 100 Winery of the Year in Wine & Spirits Magazine! Well done @drewwinemaker !! The Top 100 Tasting will be held October 9th at City View Metreon in San Francisco. See @wineandspirits for ticket info. #top1002018 #drewwines #wineandspiritsmagazine #mendocinoridge