Virginia Boone, a writer and reviewer for Wine Enthusiast Magazine, has featured a wine from our upcoming release in Sonoma Magazine this month. Of our 2014 Mardikian Vineyard Pinot Noir, she writes, “John Benedetti is the owner and winemaker of this Corralitos-based winery, in the mountains of Santa Cruz. He’s ventured to the Sonoma Coast Read More
We’ve recently received word that our 2014 Split Rail Vineyard Chardonnay has been awarded a score of 92, with the Editor’s Choice designation, by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The review should be published in the April issue.
Wine & Spirits Magazine has just informed us that our newest release, 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir, has been named to their list of the “Best U.S. Pinot Noirs”. The wine is a blend of Hicks, Split Rail and Lester Family Vineyards, all Corralitos-region vineyards. Review forthcoming!
For the 2nd year in a row, Rusty Gaffney (aka The Prince of Pinot”) has listed our Split Rail Vineyard Pinot Noir to his list of “All American Selections”, which is his list of the best Pinots he tasted that year. Rusty had the following to say about the wine: “14.1% alc., pH 3.62, TA Read More
Our winery facility will be open for Passport Day for the first time on November 21st, 2015. The address is: 238 Carpenteria Road, Aromas, 95004. Parking is on the street– please walk-in so as not to disrupt the family that lives in front. We’re down the driveway, past the private residences (on right) and greenhouses Read More
Winemaker John Benedetti will be at CANTINE Winepub in Aptos Village pouring a full flight of wine for Passport Day. We’ll be there from 12:00 – 5:00. Address is 8050 Soquel Drive, Aptos.
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, our tasting room will have expanded hours. We’re now open Thursday – Monday from 12-5ish. We’re featuring a full lineup of wines all summer long, with 4-6 wines every day: 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains 2013 Chardonnay, Bald Mountain Vineyard 2013 Read More
We’ll be pouring for Passport this spring at CANTINE Winepub in Aptos. CANTINE is located at 8050 SOQUEL DR in Aptos Village (same center as the Bay Federal). Winemaker John Benedetti will be present with a wide selection of our current release wines. Come join us from 12-5!
I’ve long turned to Rusty Gaffney’s PinotFile as a go-to source when looking for Pinots to try. I’ve found him to be consistent and knowledgable, and I’ve almost always been happy when I’ve purchased a wine on his recommendation. I have always valued Rusty’s “barometer”. I was quite thrilled today to see he has awarded our 2013 Split Read More
We received word this week that our 2012 Split Rail Pinot Noir has made Wine & Spirits’ list of the “Best US Pinot Noirs” in their upcoming April issue. We couldn’t be more thrilled to share those pages with some wineries that we have always looked up to. The wine is sold out, but early Read More