Current Wineries

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 We’re devoted to producing the finest wine from some of the best fruit sourced in Sonoma County. Sonoma is known to have some of the finest wines from a variety of AVAs such as the Alexander Valley, the Russian River, and Bennet Valley. It is our goal to provide you with wines that express the beauty of Sonoma County.

“Over my lifetime, in spite of what successes I have enjoyed, I have always felt a need to create something beautiful. Something I could do with my family and would bind us closer together. I have realized that dream every time I see the smile on a person’s face as they finish a glass of our wine.”

-Art Toraño

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Our winemaking is a relatively recent venture. For over twenty years we were primarily grape growers selling our premium grapes to some of the best wineries in Sonoma and Napa counties with whom we have long standing relationships. One of our client-wineries was Wellington Vineyards in Glen Ellen owned by the Wellington family of Sonoma. Peter Wellington, owner-winemaker, produced several award-winning, vineyard specific Cabernet Sauvignons, including one from our Dry Creek Vineyard. Peter Wellington helped us develop and make our wines. We grew and produced boutique lots of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Sagrantino, a Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon at the Wellington facility in Glen Ellen. We now produce our wines at the Meeker custom crush facility in Healdsburg and continue to receive consulting support from Peter Wellington as well as David Noyes who also worked with Wellington.
Dot Wine

Dot Wines is a small family winery specializing in Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from beautiful Sonoma County. After two decades in the wine industry, Lise Asimont has a passion for viticulture and growing beautiful wine in vineyards using sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices. Lise’s pamana begins 7,000 miles away with her mother’s immigration journey from the Philippines to the United States. Lise is a first-gen Filipina – Daughter of Delicia and the late Lee Asimont, two ground-breaking physicians in their fields. Born in Southern CA, at thirteen she moved to Lake Arrowhead and attests it’s where she first fell in love with an outdoor lifestyle. Lise often quips her passion for wine-growing started because she didn’t want to be a doctor. Lise describes her Filipina heritage as warmth, family, and laughter. She hopes to share these through Dot Wines.

“The driving motivation of the Eric Ross style is showcasing the unique qualities of specific vineyards and their geographic locations.

We work with vineyards from Russian River, Dry Creek, Lodi and The Carneros, crafting unique varietals of Albarino, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Tempranillo, Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernet from the Mayacamas Mountains as well as PORT.

Pretty simple concept. The execution, now that’s the tough part! It starts with respect for your subject, whether it’s from behind the lens or walking through the vineyard.”

-Eric Ross

Gore Family Vineyards
Our Family’s roots dig back seven generations into the early days of California’s gold rush. More than 150 years later, we still find comfort when digging into that same soil that greeted our forefathers when they arrived. It’s a connection that inspires us to bring these wines from our farm to your glass. They represent an authentic heritage here in Sonoma County and have brought inky lips and rosy cheeks to friends and family for generations.

Our Father, Tom Gore ‘Senior’ had a grit and tenacity that helped give birth to the Sonoma wine industry. “Senior” along with our Mom, Geralyn, made their first vintage of Zinfandel in 1972. It was hand crushed in the backyard and enjoyed with their closest friends and family. They even saved some of those wines, made on the years when we kids were born, for decades so that we could taste our birth wines as young adults.

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We are wine zealots, winemakers, growers and entrepreneurs. Wine runs through our veins. Our mantra is to deliver exceptional wines at amazing prices and we are untiring in our effort to bring our customers the very best wines on the planet.

Treasure Hunter wines are micro-lot and one time releases. Each lot represents the best of it’s appellation, varietal and the winemakers who have crafted them.

They are the crème de la crème of terroir driven wine excellence but get them quick before your next favorite wine is gone forever!

 

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More than 130 years ago, our family arrived in the Alexander Valley with a vision of producing fine wines from the rich soils the Valley has become known for. Shadrach Osborn was the proprietor of Alexander Valley’s first winery, Lone Pine Cellars, and Broder Frellson, the manager and winemaker for the second, simply called Red Winery.

As generations passed, our family stepped away from winemaking to focus their efforts toward cultivation of the land. Their industry varied from farming grapes to dairy cattle, then prunes and orchards and finally, back to grapes in 1972.

For more than three decades we’ve produced premium grapes that have contributed to a multitude of award-winning and notable wines. Now, five generations later, we’ve come full circle with a return to winemaking. With every grape and bottle we produce, we honor the vision of our ancestors, and the heritage and hard work of our family.

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Making great wines is all about balance.

It starts in the vineyards, where we try to achieve a balance from bud break in the spring until the grapes are picked in the fall. The canopy, crop load, sun exposure, hang time, and hundreds of other details involved in managing a vineyard all must be considered to achieve the right balance.

Once the grapes are picked, it becomes the winemaker’s responsibility to continue the balancing act in the cellar. All the variables that Mother Nature gave us during the growing season need to be considered because they affect the grapes and the approach to winemaking for that vintage. If you keep a good handle on the growing conditions of the season, you have fewer preconceived notions of what the wine should taste like because you’ve already been dealing with all the realities of that vintage.

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At William Gordon Winery we cultivate our grapes on the eastern slopes of the northern end of the Alexander Valley, the premier Cabernet appellation of Sonoma County. We have raised and nurtured our fruit for some of the county’s preeminent wineries, including Silver Oak Alexander Valley, Jordan Cabernet and currently St. Francis Winery.

Our winemaking philosophy is to make a premium quality Cabernet in small quantity with grapes picked at optimal ripeness. The hillside vineyard provides us with well drained soil that keeps our yields low, producing the highest quality fruit. Our goal is to produce the finest expression of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

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