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November 6, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Savoring Sonoma at Amista Vineyards

Amista Vineyards Sparkling Syrah, Two Festive Glasses with Bottle and Corks"...Anyone who knows me or follows me on Twitter knows how deep my love for Sonoma runs. It is my favorite vacation spot and somewhere I hope to live someday. The people are some of the most real, caring, down-to-Earth that I have met anywhere in my travels around the US, and the landscapes are some of the most uniquely exquisite ones ever. " writes Christopher Browke.

Sensual Sparkling Red at Amista Vineyards

"Amista just reminds me of a classy, yet down-to-Earth family picnic. Their grounds are charmingly rustic with your arrival being marked by the iconic yellow umbrella." 

     Image, Christopher Browke

 

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Time Posted: Nov 6, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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October 18, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Amista Ilusión - Sweet Wine for People Who Don't Think They Like Sweet Wines

Amista Vineyards Ilusion Dessert Wine Glass & Bottle on Barrel in Vineyard"Just don’t call them dessert wines. While many of them are delicious with dessert, they are often just as transcendent with savory dishes. Foie gras with Sauternes, stilton with Port—there’s a reason that these are among the most classic food and wine pairings you’ll ever experience," writes Brian Freedman in Food and Wine.

He describes our Amista Ilusión from Dry Creek Valley as "A complex blend of Zinfandel and Syrah, it has aromas of sweet cigar tobacco, dried blueberries, and cedar, and a concentrated palate that carries flavors of black cherries, baker’s chocolate, and Chinese five-spice powder."  

Read "10 Sweet Wines for People Who Don't Think They Like Sweet Wine" in Food and Wine.

Time Posted: Oct 18, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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September 11, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Amista - 30 days, 30 Wineries

Amista Vineyards & 30 Days, 30 Wineries"What is my dream? To be knee-deep in wine country. To experience life with those who live it every day, and to be around that community because it brings me such joy, happiness and the opportunity to constantly learn." writes Becky Creighton.

"Sparkling wine out of zinfandel country? No, it’s not white zinfandel. Not even close.  Let me introduce you to Amista Vineyards. A lovely, no appointment necessary, small vineyard and winery. " adds Becky about her visit to Amista.
    Image, Becky Creighton

 

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Time Posted: Sep 11, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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September 3, 2019 | Amista Vineyards

Experiencing the Wonders of Harvest Season at Amista and Sonoma County

The Wonder of Harvest at Amista Vineyards, Sonoma County"Armed with gloves, shears, and a rectangular plastic basket, I was hunched over a row of vines, removing bunches of fruit. Nervous about mangling the grapes, I worked slowly, eventually falling into a rhythm. Before long a peaceful feeling began to descend as I stood in the dirt." writes Mai Pham in the Houstonian Magazine.

"I listened intently as winemaker Ashley Herzberg, in a soft voice that belied the fact that she’s one of the area’s top winemakers, talked about making the pink sparkling grenache that she’d poured us," adds Pham about her visit to Amista.
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Time Posted: Sep 3, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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