Category: Winemakers

CARUCCI WINES IN LOS OLIVOS, CA

A Winemaker Who Eschews the Stereotype Defying expectations Picture this: Surf, sand, sun, and an Italian touch that defies convention. That's the story of Eric Carucci, a San Diegan native who swapped the beach for the vineyard, transforming into a winemaker of...

GRANT JAMES VINEYARD

GRANT JAMES VINEYARD……... are  the wines that are named after constellations that neighboring vineyards should look up to My quest to explore more South County California AVAs led me to the city of Romona. I’m very familiar with North and Central Coast winegrowing...

LVVR SPARKLING CELLARS

Babito and I thought our Google maps failed us because we were diverted to an old almost abandoned building with an unpopulated courtyard. It looked straight out of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. In the ’40s-’70s, it was a major cooperative brandy distillery, who...