Current News

  • Amista Vineyards First to Crush Sparkling at Rack & Riddle

    August 4, 2014

    We were honored to be the first crush at Rack & Riddle's new facility in Alexander Valley. We harvested Chardonnay grapes on Aug. 4 that will become Amista Sparkling Blanc de Blanc.  Winemaker Ashley was up brignt and early making sure only the choice grapes went into the bins.

    Read the story from Wines & Vines

    Read about it in the Press Democrat

  • Dry Creek Habitat Project Resumes at Amista

    June 25, 2014

    They're back to work on the habitat project this summer. The backwater pond at Amista was completed last summer and we can now see (and hear) them busy at work on the other side of Dry Creek. The remainder of the one-mile demonstration project will be completed this summer.

    Read "Enhancements continue along Dry Creek"

    Habitat at Amista backwater pond
    Backwater pond at Amista Vineyards

  • Kudos for Amista Sparkling Wines

    June 24, 2014

    We were thrilled to get this review from blogger Joe Roberts:

    "Amista is a bit of an anomaly in Dry Creek Valley; instead of focusing on Zinfandel, its...owners and young winemaker specialize in vibrant white wines made from Chardonnay, and savory, perfumed red wines made from Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. But the most fun from Amista can probably be had in an unlikely style for the region: they also make vibrant, capable, and delicious sparkling wines."

    Read the full post

    Joe Roberts Visits Amista
    Dosage tasting - Winemaker Ashley and blogger Joe Roberts

     

  • Yes, Amista Makes Zin

    June 24, 2014

    We are fortunate to be in the best place for Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley.

    Blogger Bob agrees, "There are dozens and dozens more from Amista to Zichichi making wonderful Zinfandel."

    Read "Where to Learn About Zin"

    Amista 2012 Zinfandel Genes Block
    Amista Saini Zinfandel

  • Amista Tres, Our First GSM Blend, Wins Gold!

    May 13, 2014

    We have exciting news to share with our friends and family. We received a Gold Medal in the "Best of the Best" North Coast Wine Challenge on our first Rhone Blend! It is called "Tres" and is blended with equal parts of our estate grown Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.

    Read "North Coast Wine Challenge winners announced"

    Amista 2012 Tres
    Amista Tres, a GSM Blend

     

  • Amista's Ashley - A Toast to Woman Winemakers in Sonoma

    May 7, 2014

    We're so proud that Ashley was profiled in this article on women winemakers in Sonoma County. She is among good company!

    Read "A Toast to Women Winemakers in Sonoma County"

    Amista Vineyards Winemaker Ashley
    Winemaker Ashley Herzbert at Amista Vineyards

  • Tiny Bubbles - Amista Makes Sparkling Wine

    April 2014

    Did you know we are recongized as one of the leaders in making boutique sparkling wine?  Most Champage and sparkling wine is made by huge companies who make hundreds of thousands of cases.  Now there are a few artisan wineries, like Amista Vineyards, who are focusing on making bubbles.

    Read "Tiny Bubbles"

    Amista Dosage Tasting
    Winemaker Ashely doing an Amista Dosage Tasting

     

  • Blogger Discovers the Friendly Spirit of Amista

    February 11, 2014

    We were just plain delighted that Michelle commented on our hospitality - "Most wineries are hospitable but Amista was a little different, taking extra care to make us feel welcome, ask our opinion, learn about our likes and dislikes and educate us on their philosophy, winemaking and vision."

    Read "The Road to Amista"

    Amista Visit From Blogger Michelle
    Amista Vineyards, Decorated for Halloween

  • Touring &Tasting Declares Amista Blanc de Blanc "Exquisite"

    January 24, 2014

    We had a wonderful time tasting with Wendy Van Diver from Touring and Tasting Magazine. Writes Wendy, "Co-owner Vicky Farrow appeared to toast me with an exquisite glass of Blanc de Blanc, Morningsong Vineyards. Amista is one of the only sparkling houses in the region and they do a fabulous job."

    Read "Winter WINEland Wandering in Northern Sonoma County"

    Vicky And Wendy Make An Amista Toast
    Vicky and Wendy make an Amista toast

     

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