News from 2013

  • Habitat Project at Amista makes Dry Creek Safe for Salmon

    December 2013

    We are doing our part to restore the incredible beauty of Dry Creek and at the same time recreate a vibrant habitat for the fish. North Bay Biz magazine had a great article about the Dry Creek habitat demonstration project.  We are proud to be one of those selected to participate.

    Read about the Habitat Project at Amista in "Restoring the Run"

    Habitat at Amista backwater pond
    Dry Creek Habitat Back Water Pond at Amista


  • Amista's Sparkling Syrah for the Holidays

    November 27, 2013

    Amista is on the list of recommmended bubbles for the holidays.  The Bohemina says, "...Amista Vineyards’ estate-grown Sparkling Syrah is a lovely, cherry and plum licorice flavored, ever-so-slightly smoky treat — when you can get it."

    Read About Amista Spariling Wine in "Make the Holidays Sparkle, Fizz and Pop with Sonoma County Bubbly"

    Amista Sparkling Syrah A Toast
    A Toast with Amista Sparkling Syrah

  • Enjoy the Art of Sparkling at Amista Vineyards

    November 26, 2013

    James Knight writes about Amista "...they continue to buck the trend, refusing to jump on the Pinot Noir bandwagon, instead making some of Dry Creek Valley’s only sparkling wine from Chardonnay and Syrah.

    Read "Enjoy the Art of Sparkling at Amista Vineyards"

     Amista Vineyards Dosage Tasting
    Amista Vineyards Dosage Tasting


  • Amista Launches "Art of Sparkling" Dosage Tasting

    Novermber 13, 2013

    Hands-on, guided blending and tasting experience begins December 1

    HEALDSBURG, CA, November 18, 2013 – Amista Vineyards, the only producer of Dry Creek Valley sparkling wines, announces the launch of its “Art of Sparkling” dosage tasting. Beginning December 1, wine lovers will be able to reserve one of these exclusive experiences and go behind the scenes to discover the process of creating sparkling wines in the méthode champenoise.

    “Dosage is unique to sparkling wine and a fascinating part of the process. It’s something that I don’t think most people outside the wine business are familiar with. I can't wait to share it with our guests,” says winemaker Ashley Herzberg.

    Amista currently produces a Blanc de Blanc and a Sparkling Syrah, both 100% varietal estate wines made, respectively, with chardonnay and syrah grapes from Amista’s Morningsong Vineyards.

    The inaugural release of the Blanc de Blanc scored 91 points and won a gold medal in the Press Democrat’s 2013 “Best of the Best” North Coast Wine Challenge.

    Amista’s “Art of Sparkling” dosage tasting is offered for private groups of six to eight on weekdays by advance reservation starting Dec. 1. The price is $30 per person.

    They are also offering public tastings by advance reservation on the first Friday of the month from 11:00am - 12 noon. Price is $30 per person.

  • Amista Sparkling Blanc de Blanc Wins Gold!

    June 12, 2013

    We are esctatic that our first Blanc de Blanc brought home a gold medal from the "Best of the Best" North Coast Wine Challenge.  The Blanc de Blanc is one of only three sparkling whites to bring home a gold medal in the competition.

    Read "Make Friends with Amista's Blanc de Blanc"

    Amista Sparkling Blanc De Blanc
    Amista Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

  • Amista Vineyards - Up Dry Creek Without a Zinfandel

    May 15, 2013

    "The Farrows made sparkling Syrah—and it made them a lot of friends," write James Knight in the Bohemian.  He's right and we are so grateful for all our friends who fell in love with our Sparkling Syrah.

    Read "Amista Vineyards, Up Dry Creek Without a Zinfandel" by James Knight

    Amista Sparkling Syrah
    Amista Vineyards Sparkling Syrah



  • Amista Brings a Sparkle to Dry Creek

    April 22, 2013

    The Sonoma County Water Agency starts this summer on a demonstration project to enhance the habitat for the steelhead trout and coho salmon in Dry Creek. The creek will be restored to its sparkling best and the fish will have a place to rest. Everyone wins!

    We are honored to be among the nine property owners who have agreed to be part of the demonstration project and we're excited to see the results next fall.

    Read "Dry Creek Restoration Begins at Amista Vineyards"

    Habitat Project Dry Creek The Farrows
    Mike & Vicky Farrow on Dry Creek before contruction
    (Photo by Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

  • Book Signing at Amista - "The Friendship Affect"

    Febrauary 18, 2013

    We had the pleasure of hosting Renee Ho for a signing of her new book, The Friendship Effect, during our Valentine's celebration this past weekend. Upon meeting Renee and seeing her book, we knew we were on the "same page" about the value and power of friendships.

    We propose a toast to the fabulous friends we have in our lives.

    Read "Amista Vineyards=Friendships"