Blogger Roundup: The Most Remarkable Vineyards

Published by Roberson Wine on 08/05/2015

For centuries, wine has graced our tables, delighted our palates and captivated our interests. Although our wine experience relies mainly on the bottled product, vineyards, wineries and the industry as a whole are fascinating subjects. We wanted to go to the source and investigate where the wine magic happens, so we asked a group of wine bloggers: ‘what is the most remarkable vineyard or winery you’ve come across in your travels?’

Pontet Canet

‘Château Pontet-Canet’

Diana Isac, CEO and Co-founder of Winerist

Pontet-Canet has a soul which is passed through generations of exquisite winemakers. The Tesseron family is committed to biodynamic farming and there is nothing more mesmerising that watching the horses work the land. The fact that the wines are amongst the best in the world is no surprise to the wine lover. A visit to Bordeaux cannot be complete without a visit to Pontet-Canet. Twitter: @TheWinerist


‘Niepoort Vinhos’

Elaine Chukan Brown, Writer at Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

I was able to spend four days following Dirk Niepoort of Niepoort Vinhos through harvest 2014 in the Douro. Seeing how he has integrated quality table wine into their portfolio, and shifted the house approach to making all of their own Port after four generations as a negociant Port house was truly remarkable. Quinta de Napoles, the Niepoort still wine winery, is a beautiful spot in a remarkable wine region. Twitter: @hawk_wakawaka


‘Flowers Vineyard and Winery’

Meghan Malloy, Food, Travel and Wine Writer at Travel, Wine, and Dine

It took me a couple of years and several trips to Northern Sonoma, and this time around we finally got to Flowers. From the first time I tasted their Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, I was in love and wanted to visit this stunning Sonoma Coast property, nestled in beautiful mountains and off a winding, wooded road. It was worth the wait and everything I hoped it would be. Twitter: @traveleatlovemm


‘Domaine Bousquet’

...say Britt and Per Karlsson, Founders of BKWine, BKWine Magazine

The roads are winding, the landscape dry and harsh. We drive through what’s almost a desert for an hour. The mountains seem to come closer and closer. We are on are way from Mendoza to Valle de Uco in Argentina. We are close to Mount Tupungato, a still active volcano and one of the highest mountains in South America. Suddenly there is a sign announcing our destination Domaine Bousquet. And a green oasis appears, quite unexpectedly. A lake, a perfectly green lawn, vineyards, and a stunning view of the snow-capped Andes Mountains. For a few moments we stay silent and just admire the scene. Soon glasses with sparkling wine appear and what we thought was perfect becomes even more so. Twitter: @bkwineper

Point of the Bluff

‘Point of the Bluff Vineyards’

Melissa, writer at Yummy Feed

Point of the Bluff Vineyards is one of the most beautiful vineyards, it is nestled on the bluff overlooking Keuka Lake in the Heart of the Fingerlakes Region in Upstate New York. The vineyards are on a southwest-facing slope with plenty of sunshine and a remarkable view. The International award winning wines make the visit even more impressive. Once you have been there you won't want to leave. Twitter: @yummyfeeduk


‘Camina Nova vineyard’

Alice Feiring, Writer at The Feiring Line

Ribera Sacra – Caminia Nova is almost completely abandoned, and it is certainly abandoned by organic viticulture. Roberto Santana and his 3-friends are reviving old vineyards, converting them back to organic and making beautiful wines in breathtaking, (and almost impossible to farm) settings. Twitter: @alicefeiring

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