Three Signature Wines from Tom Gore Vineyards

Delightful drops from Alexander Valley, Sonoma produced by a second-generation farmer

Tom Gore, founder of the eponymous Tom Gore Vineyards, often refers to his wines as “farm-to-glass.” It’s a claim he can comfortably make, as he himself tends and harvests the hundreds of acres of grapes that ultimately become his wines. At the recent debut of his first-ever namesake wines (after years of managing vineyards), Gore and his wife presented three exceptionally balanced, highly enjoyable wines—and …

Interview: Justin Willett of Tyler Winery

The young vintner on "restrained" wines and the advantages of not owning a vinyard

by Tariq Dixon Very few vintners can boast having nine vintages under their belt at 32 years old. Even fewer can claim patronage by so many of America’s leading restaurants—Eleven Madison Park, Daniel and Le Bernardin included. But these are just a few of the accomplishments of Justin Willett, founder of Tyler Winery based in Lompoc, CA. A History of Art and Architecture graduate with …

La Vallée des Arômes

The multiple award-winning chardonnay from a small cooperative in Southern France

by Dora Haller Southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region is the single biggest wine-producing area in the whole world. Vineyards of all sizes can be found among the region’s 700,000 acres stretching from Provence to the border of Spain, but one standout we recently had the pleasure of tasting is from a small cooperative called Cave des Côteaux de Capimont. Founded two decades ago near the village …