REBEL GRAPE SOCIETY

MAY 2021

Cheers to collaboration. If you ever have the opportunity to find where these wonderful producers make their magic happen, you might at first feel like your phone has led you down a wrong path. But tucked away off of dusty old Hassett Lane in Geyserville, there is a uniquely industrial yet quaintly charming setting where this month’s featured like minded friends and winemakers (as well as a couple others) spend so many of their days conspiring and inspiring one another. 

Special home based spots like this allow so many of these young producers to grow their small crafts because they source the majority, if not all, of their grapes from locations throughout the entire state. And just because they may not own an estate somewhere (so few people are lucky enough to) these folks are heavily involved and hands-on in the farming process to ensure they are getting the quality of fruit they desire for the best end result they can create. 

But in the end, not enough credit goes to the collaborative space: the favors and ability to cover one another in normal times, as well as in not normal times of need like during the past few years’ fires. The exhausted harvest lunches, the shared moments with each other’s families and pets, and the perpetual confidence that the risks they are taking in this industry are not only worth it, but also thoroughly appreciated and adored.

-Kevin Wardell, May 2021

 

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RYME WINES “HIS”

VERMENTINO
Vare Vineyard
Napa Valley, California 2019

LEO STEEN ‘The Steen’

CHENIN BLANC
Jurassic Vineyard
Santa Ynez Valley, California 2018

IDLEWILD
'THE FLOWER’
ROSÉ

BARBERA + DOLCETTO + NEBBIOLO
Fox Hill Vineyard
Mendocino County, California 2019
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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