News from 2014
Amista Sparkling Stars in Holiday Pairings
Adam Downey writes a helpful article on how to pair wines with traditional holiday feasts. He has wonderful things to say about our Blanc de Blanc and Sparkling Syrah, along with some other fabulous wines from our Sonoma and Napa neighbors.
Read about Amista Sparkling in Demystifying Sparkling for the Holidays.
An Artisan Wine and Food Affair at Amista
November 4, 2014
Discover Sonoma wines "discovered" Amista during a Wine and Food Affair. Blogger Jolene Patterson writes, "Friendly and nice doesn’t begin to cover the way you feel when you meet these warm and gracious winery hosts, Vicky and Mike."
Read about Amista and our neigboring wineries in Wine and Food Affair.
Wine & Food Affair Guests owners with Vicky and Mike
PHOTO CREDIT ~ Discover Sonoma County Wine
Amista Offering Comp Tastings for Veterans in Nov.
October 29, 2014
In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, Amista will join over a dozen Dry Creek Valley Wineries in offering complimentary wine tastings for all veterans and active military during the entire month of November. The Vino for Veterans program, in its first year, celebrates United States servicemen and women, paying homage to their service to our country.
Read "Dry Creek Valley Wineries Offer Military Personnel Complimentary Tastings this November"
Dry Creek Habitat at Amista Nearing Completion
September 25, 2014
After two summers of work, the first phase of the Dry Creek Habitat project is almost finished. We are proud to be part of helping to restore the beauty of Dry Creek and build a sustainable habitat for the endangered Coho salmon and Steelhead trout.
Read "First phase of Dry Creek makeover nears completion" in the Press Democrat.
Amista First to Crush for Sparkling Wine at Rack & Riddle
August 4, 2014
We were honored to be the first crush Chardinnay for sparkling wine at Rack & Riddle's new facility in Alexander Valley. We harvested the 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 "Amista Sparkling Wine - First Crush of 2014" in Wines & Vines
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.
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 about Amista Sparkling Wines in "Five Producers to Watch in Dry Creek"
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."
See Amista in "Where to Learn About Zin"
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. The judges described it as "a wildly aromatic wine."
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!
Tiny Bubbles - Amista Makes Sparkling Wine
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.
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."
Touring & Tasting Declares Amista Sparkling 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."
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