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[caption id="attachment_1802" align="alignright" width="326"] Adrian with Chef John Ash[/caption] For Adrian, becoming a winemaker and creating Joseph Jewell was not an overnight decision. It was a series of unforgettable moments that led him to his passion. One of those aha moments happened over 15 years ago, at his birthday dinner. The location was John Ash’s restaurant. The dinner was for Adrian’s 25th birthday. The bottle was a 1978 Iron Horse Cabernet Sauvignon. At first sight the bottle was special because the vintage was Adrian’s birth year, but on closer inspection, Adrian discovered himself pondering the time and effort that really goes into harvest and the wine making process. “I turned the bottle around to see the back label, I was already excited because of the vintage, but then I saw the grapes...

As we look forward to our Dinner in Starscape, I think it’s important to look back and reflect on the history of this great vineyard and how our relationship and wine portfolio have grown with the vineyard. Starscape Vineyard, previously known as Floodgate Vineyard, is in the Middle Reach area of the Russian River Valley AVA.  It is in a highly sought-after part of the Russian River Valley with vineyards like Richie Vineyard to the North, and Kistler's Vineyard to the North East. The vineyard is 70 acres planted, with about 50 acres planted to Pinot Noir with 7 different clonal selections:  Calera, Pommard, Martini, and Dijon clones 828, 115, 777 and 667. There are also 15 acres of Chardonnay and 5 acres of Sauvignon Blanc. One of the things that...

Wine brings people together and, when paired properly, creates an experience unlike any other. Recently, Adrian asked his team to select a wine from the current releases and create a dish that would bring wine, food, and people together. The results were somewhat surprising, very unique, and overall, wonderful reflections of the versatility of Joseph Jewell wines. Below are the three pairings with the tasting notes and recipe for each pairing. We invite you to try them for yourself and tag us in your social posts with #JosephJewellPairing. You may also purchase these wines in packs of 3, 6 or 12 here. [vc_row][vc_column width='1/3'][image_with_text image='https://www.josephjewell.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Spring-Roll-Small.jpg' title='Grilled Shrimp Spring Rolls' title_color='' title_tag=''] 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Ryan Vineyard, Humboldt County This pairing, submitted by Dee, is a wonderful example of balance. The floral notes...

There are few things as lovely as a bright Spring day after an overly dreary Winter, which is why we are excited to greet the new season with the release of our 2018 Vermentino and our 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Bright, crisp, and pleasantly palatable these Jewells of Spring will take you happily into the warmer months ahead. For our very first vintage of Vermentino, the 2018 from the Raymond Burr Vineyard in Sonoma County is a spectacular example of what happens when opportunity meets aspiration. When we first introduced this new wine, it was still aging in the tank and Adrian revealed he could not definitively describe the flavors and aromas of this wine yet due to the sediment and esters from the fermentation process. His hope was to...

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