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Domaine Servin should be on every Chablis-lover’s radar screen. It’s one of the oldest wineries in in the region, it has one of the largest vineyard holdings, and it makes damn fine wines.

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Marc Cameron.

The Servin family has roots in Chablis going back to the 1600s. Over the decades the family and its various members have been involved in winemaking, vineyard work, and even barrel cooperage. Today the Domaine is in the hands of François Servin, a direct descendant of those original pioneers of viticulture in this area. François is capably assisted by Marc Cameron, the Domaine’s export manager. Marc moved to Chablis from his native Australia, to work with Servin almost 27 years ago. Marc was our host for the afternoon we spent at Servin, tasing and learning more about the winery’s history.

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Walla Walla and Red Mountain, revered appellations in the world of winemaking, boast a collection of tasting rooms that invite connoisseurs and novices alike into an immersive journey of palate-pleasing discoveries.

Red Mountain winery

Sunset at Red Mountain.

Fantastic winery tasting rooms await, for you to indulge in a variety of flavors and experiences. Below are some of our favourite wine tasting rooms that represent the essence of Washington’s winemaking prowess in two of the state’s most renowned wine destinations.

From the intimate charm of Walla Walla to the rugged beauty of Red Mountain, every glass is a celebration of terroir, innovation, and the vibrant spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

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40 years. While 4 decades may seem like a long time to most people, for a wine region it’s a relatively short amount of time to establish itself. But Walla Walla has done just that, growing from one commercial winery to 120, winning wine critics and wine lovers along the way for producing consistently excellent wines. Its diversity across all aspects of its terroir including soils, elevation, and climate, means a diverse range of grape varieties can not only be grown there, but be grown well. For Walla Walla, turning 40 isn’t just something to celebrate, it’s a sign of great things to come. Click the link below for highlight from our most recent trip there that includes stops at Avennia, Caprio Cellars, Force Majeure, Yellowhawk, Brook & Bull, Spring Valley Vineyard, & Hedges Family Estate. Other wineries we’ve visited and would highly recommend include: Leonetti, L’Ecole No. 41, & Woodward Canyon

 

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Video AdVINEture: Chablis

Video AdVINEture: Chablis


Posted on Jan 31, 2024

Our latest video AdVINEture takes you on a virtual journey through the enchanting vineyards and charming landscapes of Chablis. Join us as we relive the highlights from an unforgettable trip that included visits to Domaine Laroche, Jean-Marc Brocard, Domaine Famille Savary, Domaine Bersan, Domaine Servin, Les Cave Bailly LaPierre, and La Chablisienne. From the rolling hills adorned with vines, to the historic cellars echoing with the craftsmanship of generations, we offer a glimpse of Chablis – a place where tradition meets innovation, and every sip tells a story. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and, of course, the exceptional wines that make Chablis an extraordinary destination for any wine lover. Cheers!

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Jean-Marc Brocard: Then & Now

Jean-Marc Brocard: Then & Now


Posted on Jan 24, 2024

Prehy Chablis winery

Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard.

If you are at all familiar with Chablis, you’ve more than likely heard the name Jean-Marc Brocard. The largest winery in the region, Brocard produces wines of finesse, elegance and precision that have become the reference point for many a wine enthusiast around the world.

However, as the generational torch passes from the conventional Jean-Marc to his progressive son, Julien, an evolution in winemaking styles has emerged, revealing the dichotomy between tradition and innovation.

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Rara Avis: BC Wine’s Rare Bird

Rara Avis: BC Wine’s Rare Bird


Posted on Jan 17, 2024

okanagan bc fruit wine

Rara Avis.

We recently had the pleasure of discovering an innovative new wine project that is producing a delicious port style dessert wine. This wine is called Rara Avis, a Latin term meaning “rare bird”. This project was developed right in our own backyard: British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

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Domaine Bersan: What Lies Beneath

Domaine Bersan: What Lies Beneath


Posted on Jan 10, 2024

Saint Bris Burgundy wine

Into the cellars at Domaine Bersan…

Sitting along the banks of the river Yonne in the core of the Auxerrois region, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux is a charming village crafted from ancient stones. Beneath its surface lie remarkable medieval cellars that sprawl across 3.5 hectares, reaching a depth of 60 meters underground—truly exceptional examples within the region of Burgundy.

We were lucky enough to visit Domaine Bersan, where the family has been making wine there since the mid fifteenth century, and they have the cellar to prove it.

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woodinville washington winery

Jason Gorski.

We have closely followed the development of Washington’s DeLille Cellars since near its beginning. We will always remember a stunning 1998 DeLille Chaleur Estate Red, a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux blend that not only thrilled, but helped cement our love of Washington State wine; a love that has endured ever since.

Since that first encounter, DeLille has grown in both size and in stature. We think they might have only made two wines when we first tasted DeLille, that Chaleur Estate Red and their Merlot dominated D2. Today their portfolio has over a dozen wines and has gone beyond just Bordeaux style blends and includes whites, Rhone style wines and even a sparkling. What has remained constant throughout this time is their focus on quality.

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