The Columbia Alumni Wine Industry Network's (CAA-WIN) Virtual Wine Cellar

Central Coast, CA

Greg Ahn is president and CEO of Folktale Wine Group. Brands include NV Folktale Sparkling Brut, 2015 Le Mistral Grenache, and Le Mistral Viogner 2016. 

Julie Rothberg is the CEO and Co-Founder of 13th and Third Wines. Brands include 2015 NMR, 2016 Lily, and 2016 Rosé. 

Thanksgiving picks!

2017 NMR is a rich and lush grenache, syrah mouvedre blend awarded 95 points by Jeb Dunnuck.  This is the wine you want to warm up by the fire with and pair with lamb, duck or even a juicy burger on a Tuesday night.
2018 Lily is a white Rhone varietal blend that pairs with quiet nights and Thanksgiving dinners.  This is a red wine drinkers, white wine!
2019 Rose is 100% grenache from the James Berry vineyards and is the rose you want to see you through winter.  Pair with salmon, salads, or just sip during cocktail hour.

13th and Third Wines is offering Columbia alumni a 15% discount off the wines listed with code: CBS2020
 

Inland Valleys, CA

Philip James is the former founder of First Leaf Wine Club and the current founder & CEO of Penrose Hill WinesBrands include Bodewell Wines. 

Lompoc, CA

Kate Griffith is the Proprietor of Flying Goat Cellars.  Brands include Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Blanc de Blancs, and Brut Cuvée.

Thanksgiving Picks!

Flying Goat Cellars is offering two wine specials that are perfect for the holiday season:

November Wine Specials are here with 25% off/bottle and 30% off/case. When ordering online, discounted pricing shows up after you click through CHECKOUT.

2015 Goat Bubbles Crémant
Wine Enthusiast 92 pts.

     25% off/bottle = $30
     30% off/case (12 bottles) = $336

2012 Pinot Noir, Solomon Hills Vineyard MAGNUM, Santa Maria Valley AVA 

     25% off/bottle = $86.25
     30% off/case (6 bottles) = $483.00

$10 Flat Rate Shipping Ground/Home Delivery (for boxes up to 48 pounds excluding AK, HI, UT, AR, MS, AL, KY, DE, MD, PA). Free delivery from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara with 3 bottle minimum.
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Michael Fogelman is the Winemaker & Owner of Sweetzer Cellars. Brands include 2014 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay, 2014 Rita's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, and 2014 Presqu'ile Vineyard Chardonnay. 

Sweetzer Cellars current wine of the month (because it is so gorgeous with anything that sits on a holiday table) is our 2014 Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir. (Normally $45/bottle, just $36/bottle this month. And flat $15 shipping anywhere we ship, which is now up to 40 states.)

Napa, CA

Aimee Chang is the Proprietor of Nine Suns Wine.  Brands include 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard , 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No.2, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill-Knockmore, and 2012 Proprietary Red.

Jason Chang is the Owner of Nine Suns Wine.  Brands include 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Houyi Vineyard , 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No.2, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill-Knockmore, and the 2012 Proprietary Red.

 

Kathryn Hall is the Owner and Vintner of HALL Wines.  Brands include 2016 Hall Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Hall Napa Valley Merlot, and 2016 Hall Katherine Hall Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

Austin Hills is the Chairman of the Board of Grgich Hills Estate.  Brands include Chardonnay, Fumé Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Owner Julie Johson makes the wines Ingrid & Julia Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rutherford Perspective Zinfandel. Find out more about Tres Sabores Vineyard.

Tres Sabores wine bottle

Dan Petroski is the Winemaker of Massican Vineyards and Larkmead Vineyards.  Brands of Massican Vineyard include: Massican Annia, Massican Gemina, Massican Hyde, and Massican Sauvignon Blanc. Brands of Larkmead Vineyards include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Firebelle, and Solari.

Mary Rocca is the Contact of Rocca Family Vineyards.  Wines include 2016 Chardonnay, 2015 Collinetta Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Vespera, and 2014 Merlot.

Eric Titus is the Owner of Titus Vineyards.  Brands include 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Zinfandel, 2016 Cabernet Franc, and 2015 Merlot.

Drs. William “Rusty” and Rebekeh Shappley are co-owners of Cornerstone Cellars.  Wines include 2016 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir, 2017 Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc and 2018 Sonoma Corallina Rose

Thanksgiving pick!

2016 "Benchlands" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

It is well accoladed (90 to 93 points) in a great price point for premium Napa Cab.  Cornerstone Cellars is offering Columbia alumni a 20% discount with code: CALE

 

Rutherford, CA

Valeria Huneeus is the Vineyard Master and Proprietor of Quintessa Winery.  Brands include 2016 Quintessa and 2017 Illumination.

W. Swanson is the Owner of Swanson Vineyards.  Brands include 2015 Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Merlot Magnum, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Rosato, 2016 Salon Chardonnay, and 2018 Pinot Grigio.   

Sonoma, CA

Brent Bessire found his love for wine as a student at Columbia, and is now the Co-owner of Fogline Vineyards. Brands include Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, and 2014 Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley - Grist Vineyard.

Fogline Vineyards is offering Columbia alumni a 20% discount with code: CU20OFF

Fogline

Professional diver Yoav Gilat is the CEO and Founder of Share A Splash Wine Co. Brands include Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Angels & Cowboys Rosé, and Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2015. 

Share A Splash would like to offer the Columbia community a discount of 20% off wine purchases at www.shareasplash.com with code: COLUMBIA20

Also take advantage of the current Angels & Cowboys promotion.

 

 

Cannonball bottle label

Andy Robinson is the Associate Winemaker of Seghesio Family Vineyards.  Brands include 2016 Bevill Zinfandel, 2010 Aglianico, 2018 Arneis, and 2018 Vermentino.

California At Large

Alexis Beechen is the Co-founder and CEO of The Drop Wine. Brands include Cali Rosé, Cali White, and Cali Red. 

The Drop

New York

Raphael Lyon is a mead maker and co-owner of Enlightenment Wines. Brands include Night Eyes Apple, Cherry Sumac Brut 2017, Nought Spontaneous Fermented Wildflower-HoneyDry Mead 2017, and St. Crimson Dry Black Currant Mead 2017. 

Modern Tradition best describes RGNY; it demonstrates our regard for both old world quality and the many advantages of new world innovation – a contradiction that we embrace and in doing so, create harmony.
RGNY is a bucolic 200 acre farm on the North Fork of Long Island. We are aware of the consequences of our actions on the farm, in the workplace, in the community, and the wider world around us. Therefore, being sustainable means, we manage our vineyard using the best practices to reduce our impact.

RGNY is also offering Columbia Alumni Leaders a 15% discount at www.rgnywine.com with code: SALUD

 

Bruce Schneider is the Co-Founder of The Gotham Project, the pioneer of locally filled reusable stainless steel kegs of high quality, soulful wines.  Gotham Project is the only vertically integrated wine-on-tap company in the United States. 

Arie Hochberg owns Isreali Wine Direct where he imports and distributes wine produced by small, family operated wineries all around Israel.   They carry wines from Jewish and Christian wineries, producing Kosher approved and some Not Kosher type wines.  In addition, they sell direct to consumer from their website.   

Newberg, OR

Doug Tunnell is the Owner of Brickhouse Wines.  Brands include Cascadia Chardonnay, Gamay Noir Biodynamic, and "Evelyn’s" Pinot Noir.

Willamette Valley, OR

Mark Tarlov is the former founder of Evening Land Vineyard and current co-owner of Chapter 24 Vineyards. Chapter 24 produces 5 distinct cuvees for separate 3 brands. Maison L’Envoyé's Two Messengers and Attaché, Chapter 24’s Fire and Flood and the highest rated Pinot Noir in America for 2014, The Last Chapter.  Mark is also co-owner of Alit, a wine collective and his latest project, Rose and Arrow Estate, which turns out small lot productions of outstanding Pinot Noir.

France

Erwan Faiveley is the Président Directeur Général of Domaine Faiveley.  Brands include Beaune 1er Cru "Clos de L'Ecu" Monopole, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Porêts Saint-Georges", Ladoix Blanc 2017, and Echezeaux "En Orveaux" Grand Cru.

Nicolas Joly is the Owner of La Roche aux Moines.  Brands include Château Laffitte Carcasset Saint-Estèphe Cru Bourgeois and "Clos de la Bergerie". 

Xavier Rolet is the Proprietor of Chene Bleu. Brands include Chene Bleu Aliot, Chene Bleu Viognier, and Chene Bleu Le Rose.

Chêne Bleu would like to offer Columbia Alumni Leaders a 15% discount on mixed cases of 6 bottles and a 20% discount on mixed cases of 12 bottles.  Please email their wine concierge at bryan.houde@chenebleu.com stating destination country to initiate placing an order. 

Saskia Rothschild is the Chairman of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).  Brands include Los Vascos Chardonnay, Le Dix de los Vascos, Los Vascos Grande Reserve, Los Vascos Carmenere Grande Reserve.

Mark Tarlov is the former founder of Evening Land Vineyard, and current co-owner of Chapter 24 Vineyards. Brands include Grand Cru Champagne, NV. 

Italy

Cristina Mariani-May is the Co-CEO of Banfi Vintners.  Brands include Fontanelle Chardonnay, Summus, Grappa, and Excelsus Toscana IGT.

David Noto is the Founder of Altaneve Prosecco. Brands include Altaneve Prosecco, Altaneve Rosé, and Altaneve Z.

Altaneve would like to offer Columbia Alumni Leaders a 10% discount at www.sherry-lehmann.com with code ALTANEVE10

Altaneve

Ron Prashker is a Board Member and his family are owners of Salcheto Winery of Montepulciano, Tuscany. Salcheto was the first winery in the world to be entirely organic, off-grid self-sustaining and  to calculate the CO2 footprint of a bottle of wine. Wines include: Nobile, Nobile Vicchie Viti del Salco, Salco, Riserva, Rosso, Chianti Biskero, and the Obvius line of “Grapes Only” no sulfites added USDA Organic wines.

Thanksgiving picks!

Salcheto Vino Nobile - https://www.salcheto.it/en/nobile/

Salcheto Riserva Vino Nobile - https://www.salcheto.it/en/riserva/

Both wines pair great with Turkey and are available on wine.com

Agricola Due Leoni is an agricultural enterprise nestled in the Sabine Hills.  The estate is situated on land cultivated since Roman times and is planted with hundreds of ancient olive trees. The Roman poets Ovid and Horace lauded the region’s oil and wine, and Sabina historically furnished Rome with its bounteous production.  The predominant variety, mostly hand-harvested, is the Carboncella olive, reputed for its piquant bitter taste. Agricola Due Leoni also produces marmalade and, of course, wine.

Agricole Due Leoni would like to offer Columbia Alumni Leaders a 10% discount on their Artist Edition Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2019 at Olio2Go with code CAANetwork. This code expires on 30 November 2020 and is only good on the Artist Edition.

Beth Moreno is the founder of Az. Agr. Venetian Hills®, a small sustainable family winery in the hills of Asolo, Italy.

Sparkling wines include:

Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut "Vivace con Brio" 2019

Rosé Cuvée Prestige Extra Dry & Brut 2019

Pinot Grigio DOC delle Venezie Brut "L'Estro Armonico" 2019

Bordeaux blend aged in large barrels - Petaròs 2016

As well as Extra-virgin Olive Oil in 250ml bottles

Venetian Hills would like to offer Columbia Alumni a discount of 15% on a case of 12 bottles.  Please email the wine concierge at CAAwine@vhvini.com stating the destination country to initiate placing an order.

Holiday picks!

Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut "Vivace con Brio" 2019 (because it pairs so well with all the delicious food you are preparing)

Awards:  Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut and Rosé Cuvée Prestige have won Gold Metal awards in the Japan Wine Challenge, Sakura Women's Wine Awards, and the Asia Wine Trophy.  Our excellent sparkling wines have also won prestigious awards in the IWSC, AWC, Cathay Pacific HKIWS, and Texsom Intern. Wine Awards.

New Zealand

Professional diver Yoav Gilat is the CEO and Founder of Share A Splash Wine Co. Brands include Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016. 

Share A Splash would like to offer the Columbia community a discount of 20% off wine purchases at www.shareasplash.com with code: COLUMBIA20

Also take advantage of the current Angels & Cowboys promotion.

Spain

Victor de la Serna is the Owner of Finca Sandoval Wine.  Brands include Finca Sandoval Manchuela 2008, Finca Sandoval Signo Bobal 2011, and Finca Sandoval Sigla Manchuela 2011.

Victor Urrutia Ybarra is the CEO of CVNE.  Brands include Cune, Monopole, Imperial, Viña Real, Real de Asúa, and Contino.

CVNE would like to offer Columbia Alumni Leaders a 10% discount on CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva at www.wine.com with code CAA  Offer valid until November 4, 2020

95pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The wine that represents the traditional and serious reds from Haro, the 2012 Imperial Gran Reserva is a classical blend of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo that matured in barrel for two years.  It has a textbook serious Haro nose, with dark spices, ripe fruit, something balsamic and a round, full-bodied palate within the straight and serious style of the wine.  2012 was a warm year, but the wines are fresher than those from 2011.  This has fine, slightly grainy tannins with good grip.  A textbook Imperial Gran Reserva.  50,000 bottles produced.  It was bottled in May 2015.

Mexico

The Rivero González family grew up in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, a quiet northern community that loves and knows its land well. With its sunny days, cool nights and hard-working people, there is no better place to produce wine in Mexico. We are a company committed to the land and to the quality of our products, whose raw materials are harvested by hand by the inhabitants of this north-eastern oasis. The result is a product of international character that combines the traditions, wisdom and strength of this magical Mexican town with the most refined winemaking processes.

Los Rivero González crecimos en Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, una tranquila comunidad norteña que quiere y conoce bien su tierra. Con sus días llenos de sol, sus noches frescas y su gente trabajadora, no hay mejor lugar para producir vino en México. Somos una empresa comprometida con la tierra y con la calidad de nuestros productos, cuyas materias primas cosechan a mano los habitantes de este oasis norestense. El resultado es un producto de carácter internacional que combina las tradiciones, sabiduría y fortaleza de este pueblo mágico mexicano con los más refinados procesos de elaboración vitivinícola.

RGNY is also offering Columbia Alumni Leaders a 15% discount at www.rgnywine.com with code: SALUD

Argentina