News from 2015

  • Daily Meal Discovers Amista Blanc de Blanc in Dry Creek Valley

    October 8, 2015

    Amista Sparkling Blanc De Blanc (14)"Dry Creek Valley wines over-deliver", writes Gabe Sasso for the Daily Meal.  He starts by showcasing our Amista Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, as well as our "welcoming (tasting) room".

    Read Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley, Tons More Than Zin

  • Dry Creek Valley - Tons More Than Zin, Like Amista Sparkling

    October 5, 2015

    Wine reviewer Gabe Sasso featured a number of Dry Creek Valley wines and included our Sparkling Grenache and our Sparkling Syrah, declaring them both to be great matches with a wide variety of foods.

    Read Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, Tons More than Zinfandel Part II


    Amista Sparkling Grenache Amista Sparkling Syrah (1)
  • Amista Kicks Off 'Sparkling' Sonoma County 2015 Harvest

    August 3, 2015

    "Sonoma County and the Dry Creek Valley AVA kicked off vintage 2015 in sparkling fashion on Monday morning with Amista Vineyards picking seven-and-a-half tons of Chardonnay from their estate vineyard on Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. Owners Vicky and Mike Farrow were on hand, while Amista winemaker Ashley Herzberg directed the action." wrote John Compisi. 

    Read Amista Vineyards kicks off 'sparkling' Sonoma County 2015 harvest by John Compisi the San Francisco Examiner

    Read Grape Harvest Gets Going in Sonoma County by John Swindell in the Press Democrat

    Amista Harvests Chardonnay for Sparkling

  • My Vine Spot Says our GSM Blend Tres "Has Luscious Texture"

    April 8, 2015

    Amista 2012 TresBlogger Dezel Quillen was part of a virtual tasting hosted by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley where winemaker Ashley Herzberg presented our 2012 Tres to the virtual audience, saying, "2012, (was) a winemaker’s dream vintage; everything from bud break to harvest went incredibly well in Dry Creek Valley.”  

    Quillen adds, "The resultant wine has good concentration, purity of fruit, and a luscious texture. This is a great bottle to share with family and friends at the dinner table  In this post,"

    Read "Quick Sip, Amista Vineyards 2012 Tres"


  • Amista included in Huffington Post's Best Weekend Roadtrips

    February 3, 2015

    Huffington Post showcases seven California Road Trips, including a trip to wine country that includes Benziger, Matanzas Creek and Amista Vineyards.

    Check out Amista in "The Best California Weekend Road Trips" at Huffinton Post


    Amista Guests With Winemaker AshleyAmista Winemaker Ashley chatting with guests

  • Amista Tres, One of Three "Stunning Rhone-style Blends"

    January 4, 2015

    Amista Tres And FriendsWinemaker Ashley Herzberg showed off our GSM Blend - Amista Tres - at a recent virtual tasting along with two of our neighboring wineries in Dry Creek Valley.

    "This wine is beautifully balanced and offers a lot of complexity." writes My Fabulous World of Wine about the Amista Tres.

    The post ends with the conclusion that, "there is much more to Dry Creek Valley than just old-vine Zinfandel. Why not...try some fantastic Rhone style red blends such as these wines and support some world-class family-owned wineries in the process."

    Read Elegant Rhone Style Wines From Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley


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