Uncorked Ventures offers their diamonds found in the rough straight to consumers through their wine clubs. You may be surprised, but a lot of wine importers and retailers never do more than place a phone call or send an email to winemakers before purchasing their bottles, having face-to-face encounters only with their customers. That can lead to run-of-the-mill wines filling real or virtual store shelves, and how are we to know the difference?

Rebecca Gomez Farrell


....go treasure-hunting into California, Oregon and Washington wine country to bring you the very best wines that few people have ever heard of. Building relationships with the winemakers and vineyard proprietors....

Michelle Williams


.....the whole point behind a wine club is not having to drive to the store and figure out what you want. The wines they offer are of high quality, making this club a no-brainer if you fancy wines from the West Coast.

Katie Bell (Forbes)



That’s a great still from the video isn’t it? As you might guess, a cold/flu has been working it’s way through our house and I’m that last to go down.  I thought I was avoiding it, but alas……I was thinking about some of the opportunities and challenges again for Washington wine when I came across […]
  It’s one of the least talked about issues within the wine industry.  Production space is critically important and incredibly expensive to create. Most wineries that you think of visiting are the shining wineries on the hill.  They have space to make wine the way that they want. Not everyone has that luxury though.  I’ve […]
Veraison can be explained a few different ways in terms of wine grapes.  For some winemakers, you’ll hear them explain it as the onset of ripening.  Others will tell you that Veraison happens when the grapes begin to change color. Almost all wine grapes that we currently grow, either red or white start green and […]
I’ve been told that perhaps I ought to actually share some of what I like about the wine industry from time to time.  So here’s some of it.  Logical step ups in price points by wineries.  Wine regions like the Sierra Foothills working to market grapes that can be planted and sold within a reasonable […]