VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
Bronco Wine Company
The company has more than 50 brands and owns, produces and/or distributes the following: Forestville, Estrella, Montpellier, Grand Cru, Silver Ridge, Rutherford Vintners, Hacienda, Fox Hollow, Napa Ridge, Harlow Ridge, Santa Barbara Landing, Fat Cat, Crane Lake, Forest Glen, Foxbrook, JW Morris, Quail Ridge, Sea Ridge, Charles Shaw and Napa Creek. New labels include Cottonwood Creek and Twin Fin, both made with organic grapes. The company also bottles millions of cases for other wine companies. Bronco is the sixth largest wine company in the United States.
Over 1,000 acres of vineyards are owned and more than 30,000 acres are controlled in California. Bronco continues to plant vineyards including Pinot Noir. Wine is made in Ceres, Napa and Escalon. The company is the second largest seller of Napa Valley Wines by volume. Total production is about 20 million cases of wine, with much of it sold in bulk to other wine companies.
The Chief Executive is Fred Franzia, a nephew of Ernest Gallo.
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