Acclaimed Australian Wine Producer Penfolds’ Debut California Collection

Crossing hemispheres for vivacious additions to the collectable brand

Long before wine producer Penfolds released their inaugural California Collection this March, they imported heritage vines to the US from their South Australia vineyards and planted them in the soil of Camatta Hills Estate in the town of Paso Robles. One of the most coveted and collected wines portfolios in Australia, Penfolds then dedicated more than 20 years to their Californian exploration—and now four wines have come …

Faust Opens Design-Forward Napa Valley Wine Destination, Faust Haus

Situated 30 minutes from their vineyard, a stylish and dramatic approach to their Napa Valley tasting room

The Disneyfication of drinking destinations all over the world leaves much to be desired for design-minded visitors. While palates may be pleased, many wineries still have undesirable visitor centers and tasting rooms. Napa Valley winery Faust developed their new St Helena property, Faust Haus, (located 30 minutes north of their Coombsville vineyard) as an independent entity. In fact, when we spoke with them, the Faust …

The Prisoner (2017)

Textured, luscious and just juicy enough, The Prisoner Wine Company’s 2017 “The Prisoner” boasts notes of ripe berries balanced by rich flavors of chocolate and roasted fig. The Napa Valley blend (inspired by the field blends, or “mixed blacks,” traditionally made by European farmers) incorporates zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, petite sirah and charbono. Rather than becoming a flavor hodgepodge, the mélange of grapes results in …