Visiting Napa & Sonoma

We’re always being asked what are our favorite places to visit when we are in the wine country. Oddly enough, we always have trouble answering that question because we’re always finding something new! In any case, here’s a list of our current favorites…

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Mark Ellenberger
Work, work, work...the 2018 Harvest

We’ll be the first to admit that we are very lucky to be able to work in the wine industry! It’s fun, the surroundings are beautiful, we get to meet great people, and we end up with a fabulous product! However, like any business, it has its challenges, it takes a lot of work, and there’s always something new to learn.

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Emily Trout
2018 Harvest Update

This year, we were lucky to be able to source fruit from G3, one of Rutherford's premier Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. We will be producing a traditional Bordeaux blend from G3 and Melrose vineyards, both owned and farmed by one of Napa's most well respected and renowned growers, Andy Beckstoffer. This proprietary red blend will showcase the best that Rutherford and Napa have to offer without the limitations of a single vineyard designate.

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Mark Ellenberger
Summer Club Shipments

Kagan Club members shipments have gone out this week, including our award winning 2015 Grist Syrah which received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast. We were pleased to increase club members allocation of this fantastic wine. Quantities are limited and we will be suspending shipping in few weeks to excessively warm areas (Texas) for the summer, so order this fantastic wine today.....

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Mark Ellenberger
The Smoke has Cleared....

The smoke has cleared….

Mark and I were in Napa last week at the annual partners’ meeting for the winery. It was our first trip to California since the damaging October wildfires. While there are still countless signs of the tragedies that occurred, we were happy to see the Napa community rebuilding and taking care of one another.

Mark and I always enjoy spending time in California, but the Annual Partners’ Meeting is special. It’s the once-a-year opportunity for all of us, partners and staff, to get together, discuss wine, share insights, and re-affirm that the magic of wine really comes from the people who make it!

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Mark Ellenberger
Russian River Valley Tour

We call it research…

Just like anyone who is interested in wine, Mark and I love to explore different wine regions.  Every year, we hit the road for a “wine journey”.  We have tromped all over Santa Barbara, Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley, the Chianti, Montepulciano and Montalcino regions in Italy; and we’ve loved every place we’ve found, especially when it came to........

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Shannon Noelle Crow