VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
A producer of artisan wines from organically grown and certified grapes from vineyards in southern Mendocino County. Established in 1997 by vintner Danny Fetzer who brought modern agricultural techniques to Jeriko Estate, the winery is located in the small town of Hopland. The original estate residence dates to 1898. Fetzer began to replant the vineyards with modern clones and rootstocks in 1997 using high-density spacing and added an estate winery and event and visitor center in 1999. The viticulture emphasis is on organic and biodynamic farming practices. The name, Jeriko, was inspired by the ancient civilization of Jericho, which was rich in progressive agricultural history. It was written about in the Old Testament and referred to as the "City of Agriculture." Jeriko Estate uses the true ancient Latin spelling with a "k" instead of a "ch" that is the modern Greek spelling.
The Estate produces nine varietals including Pinot Noir from the Sanel Valley of Mendocino County. The Estate Brut is an award-winner. The winemaker is George Vierra.
Jeriko Estate wines are sold on the website. The tasting room is open every day for tours and tasting.
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