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Cowper came by winemaking in a most unusual manner. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, he moved to Albuquerque and got his broker’s license as a REALTOR. He met his wife who was a graduate student in linguistics at UNM. They wound up taking a wine appreciation class together which ignited his technical interest in wine.
When I heard about a quality Pinot Noir coming out of the Temecula Valley, I was extremely skeptical. I have tasted two Pinot Noirs from the area and they don’t have any of the glorious characteristics of quality Pinots. Woodworth Vineyards, I was told, was not only producing Pinot Noir, but it was good. It […]
When I bring up the topic of wines from Texas, I invariably get a guffaw, a “they make wine in Texas?” or something along the lines of “it can’t be any good.” Pardon me, but I beg to differ. I spent my second harvest weekend at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas, and not only […]
In May 2012, a dream that Mark Manfield and Lawrie Lipton shared became a reality. They opened the doors to the newest tasting room in Temecula wine country, Lorimar Winery. On the site of Jim Boner’s former Providence Winery, this stunning winery is a sight to behold. Lorimar Winery isn’t new. In 2010 they opened […]
His wines will be made for the market, but at the same time to his palate. He believes there’s a place for sweet wines and rosés, as long as they’re done right. He wants his wines to be food friendly, easy to drink and not out of reach on the budget.
When he first arrived at Leoness two years ago there was “nothing here” he said, just a kitchen and the basics. There was hardly any budget. He had broken his ankle and spent the first four months in the kitchen on crutches.
Her philosophy is simple. Get it right in the vineyards and use a hands-off approach. She makes three wines; Guwürtztraminer, Cabernet Franc and the crown jewel, Cabernet Sauvignon.