"Thank you, Mother Nature, for giving me something to look forward to and dream about every year," declares our Amista winemaker Ashley Herzberg.
We pick grapes for sparkling wine early, before school is back in session and Ashley's kids love to help.
Read Ashley's full story and the "Wine Stories" from other notable Sonoma County winemakers by Karen Hart In NorthBay Biz.
“Our Sonoma County, and particularly Healdsburg-based sparkling wines, are truly the envy of the rest of the world. These wines are simply the best on the planet outside of France but sell for half the price …” declares Peter Posert, after tasting an array of sparkling wines in our area
"Dry Creek Road is a magnificent stretch of backroad in Sonoma County. What’s not so well known, is this road is...home to the only sparkling wine house in the area," writes Karen Hart in North Bay Biz Magazine.
"Next time you’re planning a road trip to Dry Creek Valley, make a reservation at Amista, bring your friends and your walking shoes and enjoy the distinctive, elegant wines of Amista Vineyards", adds Karen.
Learn the story of Amista and some of our favorite wines in "Great Tastes - Amista Vineyards" by Karen Hart".
Amista Vineyards is among "...a handful of unusual-suspect wineries leaving tradition behind in the pursuit of more diverse and delicious sparkling wines."
"Winemaker Ashley Herzberg bottles a wide array of méthode traditionnelle wines for this Dry Creek Valley winery...with fine depth and precision," writes Linda Murphy in Sonoma Magazine.
“...a trip to this bucolic region is not complete without a proper vineyard wine tasting. A drive down Dry Creek Road offers a plethora of options, and for the lovers of sparkling wines, Amista Vineyards is the way to go," writes Fran Miller in the Lamorinda Weekly.
Fran's Tip: "Enjoy a tasting on their vast, covered patio that overlooks the vines, or grab a glass and take a 20-minute stroll around the vineyard."
There are many other delights to discover in "Healdsburg: A happy hamlet for escape" by Fran Miller.
“One of the great things about not having traditional snowy winters is that you can enjoy the beauty of fall and temperate weather well past the holidays. If you’re a lover of fine dining, nature, wineries and laid-back luxury...consider a road trip to Healdsburg, California,” said Cheslea Davis, in Forbes Magazine.
"For a particularly educational wine experience, book a 90-minute tour of Amista Vineyards. During the walk and sip tour, you’re guided through their sprawling vineyards while hearing all about Amista’s sustainably-farmed grapes and taking stops to taste the wines."
Read more about "48 Hours Of Wine, Food And Hiking In Healdsburg, California" in Forbes Magazine.
The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University announces changes to its Wine Business Journal. Vicky Farrow, CEO and co-proprietor of Amista Vineyards, will join as an advisory editor to incorporate feedback from wine industry executives.
"The enhanced Wine Business Journal fits the Wine Business Institute’s goal to be of service to the wine community,” said Dr. Jean-Francois Coget, dean of the School of Business and Economics.
“While sparkling wine lovers agree that the perfect time for bubbles is, well, any time, sparkling wine pairs perfectly with the holiday season.” said Erin Hunt Moore of Haute Living SF.
"Dry Creek Valley has not traditionally been known as a sparkling wine region, but family-run Amista Vineyards took up that gauntlet and is now in its 10th year as the premiere producer of sparkling wines in the valley. Amista is owned by Mike and Vicky Farrow, with rising star winemaker Ashley Herzberg overseeing their sparkling program."
“This recipe can be used for any combination of summer fruit and berries. I typically like to have two fruit together – often one stone fruit and one berry, which go wonderfully together,” said chef Liza Hinman of The Spinster Sisters in Santa Rosa.
Hinman’s go-to wine to pair with this dessert is Amista’s Sparkling Grenache"
Read more about "Craving Sweets? 5 Local Chefs Share Their Summertime Dessert Recipes" by Dana Rebmann in Sonoma Magazine.
Watch for a bubbling surprise and then learn what Wine on the Dime has to say about our Sparkling Syrah.
"This comes out to be a very good wine. Amista Vineyards, well done!" says Stuart Bankey.
Check out Amista Vineyards Sparkling Dry Creek Valley Syrah Rosé Wine Review from Stuart's YouTube channel Wine on the Dime.
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