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Where Does Vermentino Come From? If you ever venture to old-world Europe, keep your eyes peeled for wines by the name of Pigato (Liguria, Italy), Favorita (Piedmonte, Italy), or Rolle (Provence, France). All of these are localized names for Vermentino.  When exploring the Mediterranean basin you’ll find these common Vermentino names from Provence and Piedmont, to Tuscany and the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. All of these warmer climate regions near the Mediterranean provide Vermentino the optimal growing conditions with plenty of UV light to ripen easily and cooling winds from the sea. As California's wine growing regions boast a “Mediterranean climate,” you can often find great examples of Southern France and Northern Italian grape varietals. While Vermentino isn’t as common in these parts, varietals like Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Barbera, Nebbiolo, and...

Remember growing up when school was out and everyone vowed that THIS summer would be the one for the records? Well, it finally came true. With a summer fit for the history books and limited opportunities for outings, we’ve found ourselves appreciating the bounty of California produce and all that it offers even more than we usually do. So, as the season begins to wind-down, we thought we'd share some of the recipes we've been enjoying while spending more time at home and summer gardens are plentiful. photo credit: Life & Thyme Chef Neal Fraser’s Garden Pesto Pizza Pair with 2019 Raymond Burr Vineyard Vermentino Why we love it When it comes to family bonding in the kitchen, pizza is perfect for getting everyone involved, especially the kids. Whether you have a pizza competition...

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