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Life in a Bottle

The life of a bottle of wine doesn't start with the first pour. It starts years before, all the way back to the day the vine was first planted. Each bottle's journey takes a bit of delicious uncovering to find out where it came from.

Bottled Stories

To drink a glass of wine is to do detective work. It's using your taste buds to figure out the history, geography, and craft all in one. You have to gather evidence, clues, and characteristics to reveal a deeper part of the bottle's story.

The story starts with simply looking at the color of the wine. A tilt of the glass. Light floods through the wine, revealing its true color. Give it a swirl. Watch as the liquid spins inside the glass. How does it smell? Fruity? Earthy? Herbacious? Caramel? Scents give information about the characteristics of the varietal. Taste. As the wine dances in your mouth, additional flavors come out and change even as you're tasting them. As the complexity of the wine continues to flow over your palette, more and more pieces of the story are unravelled.


Some of the best stories are tasted from the libraries of renowned wineries. Drinking from these bottles is reading the chapters of a vineyard's story. Each chapter is better and more delicious than the next, ultimately leaving tasters with a more sophisticated palate and knowledge of the vineyard's history.

While detecting the journey of a bottle is challenging, picking out the right one to try can be overwhelming. We have curated a selection of award-winning and highly-rated wines help you navigate the road to becoming a master taster. SHOP WINES

With Food
Wine Country Recipe
There's nothing like bringing the right combination of food, people, and wine together to share a special moment. That's why chefs at our membership wineries create meals to perfectly complement wine. Try pairing our Grilled Ribeye Steak recipe with a Zinfandel.  Make This

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