Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Research Trip: The Young Minds of Paso Robles

Today there are so many beautiful wineries dotting the hills of Paso Robles, it’s getting increasingly difficult to decide where to take the Stolpman staff on Central Coast research trips. So in between visiting Saxum and Epoch, we lunched with three young winemakers to learn about the new generation set to take over Paso. Aaron Jackson – Aaron Wines Aaron built his brand on Petite Read More →

Australia Dispatch No. 3: The Other Shiraz – Jamsheed and Timo Mayer

Gary Mills and Timo Mayer aren’t making Shiraz to rebel against the Australian Establishment. They’re simply making the wines they love. Gary honed techniques alongside Paul Draper at Ridge. German Riesling winemaker Timo ignored the modern Australian winemaking movement when he moved Down Under in 1990. Both winemakers turn out complex, compelling Shiraz. J A M S H E E D Gary loves Granite soils Read More →

La Cuadrilla + Limestone

  T H E  L A B E L by Kari Crist, the label’s creator & creative director of Stolpman Vineyards Champagne, Loire, Chablis, Ballard Canyon… What do these guys have in common? Limestone. The calcium rich soil that sky rockets ordinary Vitis Vinifera into rock star status. Limestone. The soil that directed Tom Stolpman to his family’s legacy on Ballard Canyon. Limestone. The only Read More →