rainbow Winery Favorite

For winery owners, choosing a favorite wine is like choosing a favorite child… they all have one, even if they won’t admit it. ;) 

Somehow we got them to spill the tea, and below is the selection of winery favorite bottles. Be sure to check them out for the best of the best!
Cruess
Russian River Valley Fiano, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh and Funky · Limited wine (218 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Rare Varietal
Saison Winery
Regan Vineyard Merlot, 2017

California-style Merlot · Balanced and Fruity · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Winery Favorite
Smith Devereux
Sauvignon Blanc SB White Blend, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Complex · Limited wine (997 cases produced) · California, California

Sustainable Farming
Saison Winery
Coast View Vineyard Grenache, 2018

Grenache · Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Monterey, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
"Lioness" Rosé, 2019

Provence-style Rosé · Porch Pounder, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Sustainable Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fresh, and Savory · 1400 cases produced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Winery Favorite
AJA Vineyards
"5 Red Blend" Bordeaux-Style Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Uncommon Region
McKahn Family Cellars
Morning Glass Red Blend, 2019

Red Blend · Earthy · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma County GSM Blend, 2015

GSM Blend · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Angel Camp Vineyard, 2016

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Mineral, Savory, and Fresh · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Avenales Ranch Winery
Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Fruity, and Complex · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Old Vines
Avenales Ranch Winery
Rosé Valdiguié, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Undertake, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Bold, Fruity, Complex, and Balanced · Rare wine (110 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Lepe Cellars
Chardonnay, 2017

Chardonnay · Balanced, Fruity, Fresh, Natural, and Nutty · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Carmel Valley, Monterey, California

Winery Favorite
Timshel Vineyards
Paragon Vineyards Chardonnay, 2019

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Floral, Nutty, and Fruity · Super rare wine (20 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

Sustainable Farming
Teutonic Wine Company
Seafoam Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Saline · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Stedt Wines
Intent Chardonnay, 2018

Chardonnay · Complex and Fruity · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Barrel-aged
Stedt Wines
Impulse Gamay Noir, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Fruity, Savory, Spicy, and Fresh · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Lepe Cellars
Pinot Noir, 2020

California Pinot Noir · Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, California

Winery Favorite
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

Pinot Gris · Complex, Fresh, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

White Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Limited wine (247 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Stedt Wines
ArrowMATIC Gewürztraminer Dry, 2018

Gewürztraminer · Floral, Complex, and Subtle · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Acri Wine Co.
San Diego Petite Sirah, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Bold, Complex, and Savory · Super rare wine (49 cases produced) · San Diego, California

Sustainable Farming
Hertelendy Vineyards
Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, 2016

California Chardonnay · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (228 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Drum Roll Wine
Pinot Noir Renoir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fresh, Fruity, and Subtle · Rare wine (113 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Sustainable Farming
Silas Wines
PDX Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Koehler Estate Winery
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Fruity · Limited wine (350 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Winery Favorite
Silas Wines
The Pearl Pinot Noir, 2014

Pinot Noir · Spicy, Bold, and Funky · Limited wine (273 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
ThereAfter Wine Company
Cabernet Sauvignon Three Gardens, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Floral, Fresh, and Fruity · Super rare wine (19 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Organic Farming
ThereAfter Wine Company
Fizzy Spell Sparkling 4-pack of 250mL Cans, N.V.

Sparkling · Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Canihan Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Fruity · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Canihan Wines
Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2018

California Chardonnay · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (128 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
McKahn Family Cellars
Livermore Valley Petite Sirah, 2018

Other Red · Earthy and Spicy · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Winery Favorite
Faustini Wines
Beach House No. 34 Sauvignon Blanc 100% Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Calfornia Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, Mineral, and Balanced · Limited wine (258 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Winery Favorite
Faustini Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (182 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Winery Favorite
Grebennikoff Vineyards
Fire Engine Red Merlot, 2018

Merlot · Complex and Bold · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Timshel Vineyards
Holmestead Vineyards Grenache, 2019

Grenache · Balanced, Earthy, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles, California

Biodynamic Farming
District 8
Central Coast Grenache, 2017

Grenache · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Herbaceous · Central Coast, California

Winery Favorite
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Lioness Rosé Grenache Noir, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Porch Pounder, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Uncommon Region
J.C. Winemaker
Everybody Zins, 2018

Zinfandel · Balanced, Earthy, Fruity, Natural, and Fresh · Rare wine (145 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Sustainable Farming
J.C. Winemaker
Seventh Day Rosé, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · North Coast, California

Winery Favorite
McKahn Family Cellars
Rosé Grenache, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fruity, Balanced, and Porch Pounder · Shenandoah Valley Of California, California

Winery Favorite
Drive Wines
Russian River Valley Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Azzaro Vineyards
Azzaro Pinot Noir, 2011

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Meadowcroft Wines
Napa Valley Anniversary Cuvee, N.V.

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced · Limited wine (239 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Winery Favorite
ThereAfter Wine Company
Accenti Sparkling Pet Nat, 2021

Pét nat · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Super rare wine (48 cases produced) · California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Topophilia Wine Company
Sonoma Coast Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Porch Pounder, and Balanced · Rare wine (126 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
McKahn Family Cellars
Los Carneros Syrah, 2019

Syrah · Bold, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California

Winery Favorite
McKahn Family Cellars
Russian River Valley Viognier, 2021

Rhône-style White Wine · Floral, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite

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