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August 21, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

How Does Amista Make Sparkling Wine?

Amista Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

Do you know how sparkling wine is made?  Our friends at the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley created a brief and informative explanation. Best of all, they featured a beautiful photo of our Blanc de Blanc!

Check out their Intro to Sparkling Wine in the Dry Creek Valley blog.

 

Time Posted: Aug 21, 2019 at 12:46 PM Permalink to How Does Amista Make Sparkling Wine? Permalink
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August 10, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Sustainability in Action at Amista

Sustainability - Habitat Restoration at Amista Vineyards"The artisan, family-owned winery and beautiful, estate vineyards of Amista Vineyards showcase the gorgeous grapes of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Set off on a self-guided Vineyard Adventure Walk and you’ll learn more about grapes behind the award-winning wines and the extra care Amista dedicates to preserving its enveloping natural beauty, including efforts to restore the natural fish habitat in the onsite Dry Creek," wrties Amy Bizzari in Upscale Living Magazine. 

Find out more about Sustainabilty in Action at Amista Vineyards and neighboring wineries.

Time Posted: Aug 10, 2019 at 2:16 PM Permalink to Sustainability in Action at Amista Permalink
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June 20, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Amista, Sonoma, Sustainable!

Sustainability - Habitat Restoration at Amista Vineyards"Since 2013, Amista Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley has been working with the Sonoma County Water Agency to recreate a thriving habitat for endangered Steelhead trout and Coho salmon", writes Karin von Berg, Editor of Luxelife Magazine. Von Berg was a part of Sustainabiliy Camp, hosted by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, where participants saw first hand the many vineyards and wineries who are working to make the county a model of sustainability.

Read how Amista Vineyards and many of our neighbors are working to achieve the goal of 100% sustainability.

Time Posted: Jun 20, 2019 at 4:04 PM Permalink to Amista, Sonoma, Sustainable! Permalink
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June 16, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Amista Vineyards is Part of Sonoma's Goal to be 100% Sustainable

"Sonoma tends to operate much like its own planet...as pretty much everything you eat and drink here is grown off of the land within the county," writes Shauna Farnell about her recent visit. 

"Wander through the vineyards of Amista, Dry Creek Valley’s only producer of sparkling wine, and arrive at the actual Dry Creek. Amista has resting ponds for spawning salmon along their upstream journeys, and cover crops keep the soil healthy and foster microbial activity," adds Farnell.


Read all about Sonoma's - and Amista's - mission to become 100% sustainable on Matador Network.

 

Time Posted: Jun 16, 2019 at 2:40 PM Permalink to Amista Vineyards is Part of Sonoma's Goal to be 100% Sustainable Permalink
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May 1, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Amista Sparkling Grenache - Winning Wines Created by Women

"Winemaker Ashley Herzberg makes every bottle of this Grenache sparkle - literally - using the Methode Champenoise, the process used to make French Champagne", says Alison Blain Barz in Uptown.

Check out Viticulture Visionaires, Winning wines made by women.

Time Posted: May 1, 2019 at 1:27 PM Permalink to Amista Sparkling Grenache - Winning Wines Created by Women Permalink
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December 1, 2018 | Amista Vineyards

Best Sparkling Wineries in Sonoma and Napa

Amista Vineyards Tasting Room with Yellow Unbrellas

"Bubbleheads, behold our guide to Sonoma and Napa wineries that specialize in sparkling - and what bubbles you shouldn't miss when you visit," says Sarah Stierch. She adds, "Nestled among grenache and syrah vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, Amista produces Rhône varietal - and a touch of chardonnay - wines with an emphasis on sparkling."

Read more in "Best Sparkling Wineries in Sonoma and Napa," by Sara Stierch in Sonoma Magazine.

Time Posted: Dec 1, 2018 at 2:43 PM Permalink to Best Sparkling Wineries in Sonoma and Napa Permalink
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November 15, 2018 | Amista Vineyards

Amista Featured in a Dog Friendly Visit to Sonoma County

"If you like bubbles, this is your spot...and we can't think of a better way to start off the day", says Bay Area Buzz. 

Read A Dog Friendly Visit to Sonoma County with Wine Road in Bay Area Buzz 

Time Posted: Nov 15, 2018 at 11:45 AM Permalink to Amista Featured in a Dog Friendly Visit to Sonoma County Permalink
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June 20, 2018 | Amista Vineyards

Amista Makes Rhones Sparkle!

Amista Vineyards Syrah and Sparkling SyrahHere at Amista, we love Rhone varietals. The first wine we made when we moved to Healdburg was Syrah – but that was just for fun, with friends in our garage - and we called it Garage Syrah. Syrah remains our flagship varietal plus we have added Grenache and a GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah Mourvedre) to our collection of Rhone-style wines.

But we do something else with Rhone varietals. We make sparkling wines using the classic Methode Champenoise, the same process used to make fine French Champagne. We found a great article in the Wine Enthusiast about Rhone wines and want to share it with you.

Check out What Do We Mean When We Say Rhône-style Wine? By Anne Krebiehl MW

Time Posted: Jun 20, 2018 at 2:01 PM Permalink to Amista Makes Rhones Sparkle! Permalink
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June 6, 2018 | Amista Vineyards

Amista - A Favorite Dog Friendly Winery in Sonoma County

Dog Friendly Amista Vineyards

"Stroll Amista’s beautiful estate vineyards at your leisure and explore the varieties they grow, learn about the wines made and discover their backwater pond that is part of the Habitat Enhancement Project designed to restore the natural fish habitat in Dry Creek. Perfect for walking your dog.
The complimentary walk is approximately one-half mile on flat terrain. Dogs on a leash and children are welcome. We suggest comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Open daily from 11:00am – 4:30pm. No reservations required.Come to the tasting room to register, pick up a map and let the adventure begin!"

Read the Our Favorite Dog Friendly Wineries in Sonoma County by Adrian Tamblin / wineroutes.com

Time Posted: Jun 6, 2018 at 4:49 PM Permalink to Amista - A Favorite Dog Friendly Winery in Sonoma County Permalink
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May 1, 2018 | Amista Vineyards

Amista is Dog Friendly!

Dog Friendly Amista Vineyards"Amista Vineyards, our third vineyard of the day ended up being one of our favorites…in fact, it’s the only vineyard where we actually signed up for a wine club membership. That decision was inspired in part by the delicious wines we sampled (I went for the sparkling flight, mmm), as well as the incredible hospitality we experienced. David, who led our tasting, couldn’t have been any more knowledgeable, welcoming, or friendly."

"Cooper...had the absolute time of his life. I mean, that face says it all."

Read the Dog-Friendly Guide to Sonoma County, CA by Kelly Borglum

Time Posted: May 1, 2018 at 8:35 AM Permalink to Amista is Dog Friendly! Permalink

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