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2015 Pierre Sparr “One” Alsace

2015 Pierre Sparr “One” Alsace
$13.99

One of the greatest names in Alsace, the Sparr family goes back 9 generations to 1680 when Jean Sparr was born.  After many of the family vineyards were destroyed in World War II, Pierre Sparr rebuilt of the beautiful Domaines at Sigolsheim, and his sons René and Charles have contributed to enlarging the vineyards and developing the reach of Pierre Sparr wines throughout Alsace and the world. The “One” is a blend of three of the four noble grapes of Alsace: Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Muscat.

2015 Opstal ‘Sixpence,’ South Africa

2015 Opstal ‘Sixpence,’ South Africa
$9.99

Sixpence was the nickname given to shepherd Daniel Smiles who looked after the flocks of sheep that roamed the farm in the 1950s and 1960s, when current owner Stanley Louw was a boy. Sixpence’s son, Andries who retired in 2008, still lives on the farm.  The Opstal Estate is situated at the foot of the Slanghoek mountains in the heart of the breathtakingly beautiful Slanghoek Valley on the Breedekloof Wine Route. The valley forms part of the Breede River Valley with Worcester as the closest, large town.

2015 Primaterra Primitivo, Puglia

2015 Primaterra Primitivo, Puglia
$8.99

The Primiterra brand has always been about relying on great winemakers to help with available fruit sources to produce wines with integrity and value.  This Primitivo is no exception.  Sourced from vineyards in Puglia, the grapes are harvested sooner than many in the region.  Why?  In order to ensure fresh flavors and balance.  Primitivo needs acidity in order to age for any amount of time.  Generally, this grape is all about immediate satisfaction and approachability.  In fact, it is ideal for grillin

Einstök Icelandic White Ale, Iceland

Einstök Icelandic White Ale, Iceland
$13.10

Complex flavors of the classic witbier, including orange peel and coriander – all brewed with pure Icelandic water and a touch of oats that deliver a cool smoothness that is uniquely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable.

2016 Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio Valley, Chile

2016 Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc, San Antonio Valley, Chile
$8.99

Cono Sur has been one of our go-to brands over the years for wines representing outstanding quality.  This Sauvignon Blanc is made from organically grown grapes certified by the BCS Öeko Garantie GmbH and it is a perfect example of this variety.  Produced from the 2016 vintage in Southern Hemisphere, this fresh young white wine has a vibrant yellow color with slight green hues.

2013 Chessman Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County

2013 Chessman Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
$16.99

The Chessman Santa Barbara Chardonnay is derived about 50% each from the two adjacent vineyards on Curtis Ranch in Santa Barbara County.

2016 Triennes Rosé, Provence

2016 Triennes Rosé, Provence
$19.99

This project started in 1990 by three friends, one of which was Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac in Burgundy. As a producer of wines with terroir, the focus of Domaine Triennes has always been in the vineyard. Situated just thirty miles from the Mediterranean coast, the aim is purity with a classic expression of the soil and environment – simple winemaking without cosmetics. From the hillside vineyards south of Aix, the grapes are night harvested to retain freshness of fruit.

2013 Mas des Bressades, Roussanne/Viognier, Vin de Pays du Gard

2013 Mas des Bressades, Roussanne/Viognier, Vin de Pays du Gard
$12.99

Mas des Bressades is a farm in the Rhône Valley with history going back 6 generations in the Marès Family.  The domaine is currently being managed by Alix Marès.  The family winemaking roots are connected with education from experience in Bordeaux.  These techniques have been applied and modified over the decades to best suit the vines that grow at this Costières-based domaine.

2016 Château La Verrière Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux

2016 Château La Verrière Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux
$13.99

Alain Bessete is an award-winning winemaker and recognized as one of the most talented in Bordeaux. This wine is attractively opulent, and one for traditionalists and modernists alike. The winery is situated in the Bordeaux, with access to outstanding red and white grapes from the region. Red wines generally dominate the area, but there are some fantastic dry white and sweet wines produced here as well.

2015 Reichsrat von Buhl “Bone Dry” Riesling, Pfalz

2015 Reichsrat von Buhl “Bone Dry” Riesling, Pfalz
$15.99

Since 1849 the Reichsrat von Buhl winery has produced top quality organically farmed wines from the Mittelhaardt region.  Family owned and operated, they produce wines in a timeless style with respect to tradition and terroir. In the Pfalz it is not all about slate, but rather soil variety and more sunshine exposure than regions like the Mosel.

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