Californian wines

California was successfully introduced to Vitis vinifera vines in the 18th century by the Spanish, who used the wine primarily as sacramental wine.  The Phylloxera epidemic that destroyed most of the vineyards in the old world in the late 19th century also impacted California, putting many small wineries out of business.  Fortunately, solutions were found and the wine industry continued to flourish until the prohibition laws came into effect in early 1900’s.  By the time the laws were changed, only about 20% of the original wineries were still producing wine.  Today, about 90% of the wine production in the United Sates comes from California.

The state of California is ideal for growing grapes as many of the regions lie between the Pacific and mountains.  There are mainly four regions;  the North Coast with regions well knows as Napa Valley and Sonoma County, the Central Coast with well known regions such as Santa Clara Valley and Paso Robles, the South Coast and the Central Valley.  Over one hundred grapes are grown in California, with excellent white and red varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.

We currently offer the following Californian wines:

Hagafen (Napa Valley)

– Cabernet Sauvignon

– Chardonnay

– Merlot

– Sauvignon Blanc

– Syrah

– White Riesling

Morada (Lodi)

– Morada Cabernet Sauvignon

– Morada Chardonnay

– Morada Red Zinfandel

Silk Oak (Lodi)

– Silk Oak Petite Sirah

– Silk Oak Zinfadel