Ithaca, New York, was milly acharya's (milly preferred her name not to be capitalized) home for close to 30 years. A member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, she exhibited extensively, and won several honors
Fleur de California Pinot Noir awarded Double Gold Medal in the 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition
The 2021 harvest is underway. It was a long growing season with few prolonged heat spells. The large, evenly ripened clusters are full and the grapes are packed with excellent flavor.
While we have made Fleur de California Rosé for over 17 years, this is our first vintage making it from the Sonoma Coast appellation. These grapes were harvested earlier in the season than would be optimal for red wines, because we are focused on capturing bright acidity and fresh flavors.
In 1976 the wines of Napa Valley made the world stand up and take notice as a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay from California's Napa Valley took top awards at a blind tasting in France - the Judgement of Paris. In this tasting, the wines of California were given little chance to win