Pinot Blanc

J. Wilkes Wines

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The New J. Wilkes in Los Olivos I have long been a fan of winemaker Wes Hagen, who spent the last 20-years in the Sta. Rita Hills region making wines and managing the vineyard for his mother and step-father, Cathy…

Need Thanksgiving Wine?

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A perfect food wine Last night, while making a hearty clam chowder for dinner I thought I would try this Pinot Blanc I recently purchased in Santa Maria Valley. I was thinking about Chardonnay with my creamy clam and potato…

Clarissa Nagy’s outstanding wines

Old wall at Nagy

I’ve written about Clarissa Nagy recently, on both my blog and my column for the Santa Maria Times on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 as From the Vine. On that date, she was nearly ready to open her new tasting room…

C Nagy Wines will open soon in Old Orcutt

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I’ve recently provided links about C Nagy Wines new tasting room in Old Orcutt in the Santa Maria Times on Sunday, October 19th, and on my webpage. Today I added my very first column about the talented Clarissa Guffey Nagy,…

I love finding gems like Nagy wines

hardworking Nagy

A Central Coast Classic, C Nagy Wines I originally wrote and published my first story about winemaker Clarissa Guffey Nagy  in February 2005, but the winery brand Rancho Arroyo Grande she worked for then is defunct. Nevertheless, it provides the history…