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)



I’m about to go on a discovery of Barbera.  A long standing Italian grape, it is now grown in California, largely in the Sierra Foothills. Here’s some background and why I’m interested. Hi guys. Mark Aselstine with Uncorked Ventures. I’m joined today by a bottle of Cantine Valpane and this is an Italian Barbera and […]
The French, especially when it comes to their wine industry, are obsessed with a sense of place. While many in California talk about that same setup being ideal, few people and even fewer places in the Golden State have been able to pull it off. This Balo Vineyards Pinot Gris Anderson Valley I think helps to […]
So, I’ll leave out some of the sordid details about the various times, I’ve seen Hobo’s riding the freight trains coming out of Emeryville except to say that yes, having grown up in suburban San Diego, I was fascinated the first time I saw them and second, that’s an interesting name for a winery right? […]