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
Bliss Family Vineyards
Irv Bliss acquired a 400-acre ranch in Mendocino County in 1943. He grew grapes and figs, raised sheep and cattle. In the 1970s, the land was converted to grapes.
The Brutocao family came to the New World and married into the Bliss family of farmers. In 1980, Brutocao Family Vineyards produced their first wine and in 1990 built a winery on the Bliss Ranch to make all wines Estate Produced. Eventually the business outgrew the winery and a new winery was built in 2003 and expanded in 2009. The Bliss Vineyard has 177 acres planted to multiple varietals.
A Mendocino County appellation Pinot Noir is offered along with several other varietals.
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