VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
A producer of artisan wines from organically grown and certified grapes from vineyards in southern Mendocino County. Established in 1997 by vintner Danny Fetzer who brought modern agricultural techniques to Jeriko Estate, the winery is located in the small town of Hopland. The original estate residence dates to 1898. Fetzer began to replant the vineyards with modern clones and rootstocks in 1997 using high-density spacing and added an estate winery and event and visitor center in 1999. The viticulture emphasis is on organic and biodynamic farming practices. The name, Jeriko, was inspired by the ancient civilization of Jericho, which was rich in progressive agricultural history. It was written about in the Old Testament and referred to as the "City of Agriculture." Jeriko Estate uses the true ancient Latin spelling with a "k" instead of a "ch" that is the modern Greek spelling.
The Estate produces nine varietals including Pinot Noir from the Sanel Valley of Mendocino County. The Estate Brut is an award-winner. The winemaker is George Vierra.
Jeriko Estate wines are sold on the website. The tasting room is open every day for tours and tasting.
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