Millennial Wine Drinkers | Spell Estate | June 2016

Millennial Wine Drinkers June 2016

Millennial Wine Drinkers June 2016
June 30, 2016 Nicole VandenPlas
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Millennial Wine Drinkers Review Spell Estate

Greg and India of Millennial Drinkers tasted and reviewed the 2014 Spell wines and chatted with our winemaker, Andrew Berge, about the process.  Here’s what they had to say:

Spell Estate is a boutique winery located in Sonoma County and focuses on high quality, limited production Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All the fruit used in their wines are from prestigious vineyards that all focus on sustainable farming practices in different microclimates across the Sonoma County. At the moment Spell Estate sources fruit from Alder Springs Vineyard, DeVoto Vineyard, Doña Margarita Vineyard, Dutton Sullivan Vineyard, Terra de Promissio Vineyard, Umino Vineyard and Weir Vineyard. All of these vineyards have been chosen due to exception relationships that have been developed with their growers.

Spell Estate’s winemaker is Andrew Berge who started out his wine industry career during his college career at University of California Davis where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. After school, Andrew went to New Zealand for eight months where he worked at Rapara Vintners (Custom Crush facility) producing mostly white wines (7,000 tons of white wine and 700 tons of red wine) for estates like Matua Wines. In 2006, Andrew came back to the United States at Chasseur Wines where he worked under his mentor Bill Hunter. In 2012, Andrew began working as the winemaker at Spell Estate and then started up La Pitchoune Winery with the Nielsen family. His latest project started up in 2014 with Tiny House Vineyards.

At the moment Andrew is making the following bottlings at Spell Estate.

Vin Gris of Pinot Noir
Nicole’s Blend Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir Terra de Promissio Vineyard
Pinot Noir Umino Vineyard
Pinot Noir Alder Springs Vineyard
Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard
Wine Estate Details
Where are they located? Santa Rosa, California 95403
Do you need an appointment? Yes, tastings are by appointment only, email Allisun Groat.
Winemaker? Andrew Berge
Price Ranges: $22.00 to $58.00
Recommend: Andrew is making some insanely good Pinot Noirs, we highly recommend you try out his Pinots. Especially his single vineyard bottlings.
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Our goal is to help people discover new and exciting wines. Especially new boutique wineries and additionally we want to make new connections with within the wine industry! Of course along the way we want to learn as much as we can about the differences between the different varietals and how different winemakers’ techniques can be.