I want our Explorations Wine Club to be just that, an exploration of wine around California, Oregon and Washington State. I want to share some of what’s happening in vineyards and with winemakers at an affordable price point.
As our only wine club that consistently includes a red and a white wine (don’t worry, you can request two red wines, or two white wines if you so desire) we’re able to focus on both the familiar, as well as the more obscure.
We’ll feature Chardonnay’s of course, but instead of the name brands that you see everywhere, we’ll feature a smaller producer growing a half acre of vines outside of their home in Sonoma, like Lennox Vineyards.
We’ll feature Cabernet Sauvignon as well on occasion, but instead of the generic California wines that you see so often, we’ve featured Cane and Fable’s outstanding Paso Robles offering, or even a single vineyard Santa Barbara Cabernet Sauvignon from Grassini Vineyard.
I also know that part of the fun of belonging to a wine club is the act of exploring things you may not have chosen on your own. From the rise of world class Albarino in Lodi, to Cabernet Franc reaching perhaps its greatest heights in the new world in Walla Walla, to Syrah bring grown in Oregon’s warm Rogue Valley-we want to present some great wines, from lesser known regions and sub regions, that simply don’t receive attention in the wider wine trade.
While not the cheapest of all the cheap wine club options around, our Explorations Wine Club will introduce you to a world of wine and make you think differently about what’s being sold in your local grocery store.
I’ll always explain why the wine made it into your shipment, why it seems important and yes, why I think it’s worthy of inclusion in a wine club that strives to only ship high quality, small production wines.