VOLUME 9, ISSUE 33
November 9, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker Ken Brown: Veteran Still On His Game Littorai: Balance & Harmony is Theme Dijon Clone 943: Early Reports Hahn Estates: Consistently Top Notch Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir A Life Worth Living: Russian River Valley Original Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013 Pinot Briefs Why You Like The Wines You Like
Filippo and Maria Casella were Italians with grape roots who moved to Australia in 1957. They decided to begin making wine in 1969, sourcing fruit from throughout South Eastern Australia. Now, almost a third of the grapes used for [yellowtail] are grown in the Casella family's vineyards, consisting of nearly 540 acres in the Riverina region of Australia. In 1994, the Casellas built a new winery.
Today, the company is run by Filippo's three sons and Filippo's grandchildren have become the sixth generation to join the family business. In 2000, John Casella joined with W.J. Deutsch & Sons to bring [yellowtail] to the United States.
The name comes from the yellow-footed rock wallaby, a smaller cousin of the kangaroo that has a golden tail.
Multiple varietals are offered including Pinot Noir, and widely distributed in the United States retail wine market. [yellowtail] wines are the largest selling brand in the United States.
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