Category: Spotlights

WALTER HANSEL = VALUE IN A BOTTLE (94 POINTS)

Walter Hansel has been synonymous with great quality at a great price!  Year after year these wines impress me and my clientele alike.  The first vines were planted in 1978 just a up the block from Kistler!  The first vintage they produced 3 barrels of Pinot Noir and 10 barrels of Chardonnay, and the rest […]

Thursday January 16th, 2020 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Winemaker of the Year revealed

We end the year with the revealing of our Winemaker of the Year! It was not easy, all these great wines, all these great winemakers, but in the end, it was… Bibiana González Rave Pisoni that won the prize! Bibiana González Rave has talent and passion – passion is an understatement. She’s a fireball! Everything […]

Friday January 3rd, 2020 in Articles, Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

Don’t forget the Holiday Bubbles for your end-of-the-year Parties!

Don’t procrastinate to get your Holiday Bubbly ordered up today! The holidays are (almost)here and what better to celebrate than with some great bubblies that will not break the bank! Click on the links below for tasting notes & pricing HENRI DOSNON BRUT ROSE CHAMPAGNE CARBONISTE 2018 ROSE OF PINOT SPARKLING CALIFORNIA EN TIRAGE 2010 […]

Tuesday December 17th, 2019 in Other, Spotlights | No Comments »

Holiday Gift Suggestions

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Monday December 2nd, 2019 in Other, Spotlights | No Comments »

Drinking Champagne is Key to Living a Long Life, Says 108-Year Old Woman

Drinking Champagne is Key to Living a Long Life, Says 108-Year Old Woman By Ashlie Hughes in VinePair Want to live past 100? Forget the healthy eating and endless hours on the treadmill, just head to your local wine store and pick up some bubbles.  At least, that’s the advice from the staff at Southlands […]

Saturday November 23rd, 2019 in Articles, Spotlights | No Comments »

$25.00 OFF OUR Holiday Bubbly Six-Pack “Special”

The holidays are around the corner and what better to celebrate with than some great Champagnes that will not break the bank! This CHAMPAGNE SAMPLER 2018 – SIX PACK Retails normally for 285.00 – It is yours for 259.99! A CHAMPAGNE SAMPLER 2018 – SIX PACK SPECIAL 1 bottle each of: CLOTILDE BRUT “GRAND-CRU” CHAMPAGNE, […]

Monday December 10th, 2018 in Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »

2018 Holiday Specials!

Wednesday November 28th, 2018 in Other, Spotlights | No Comments »

2018’s Top 25 Wines!

   It has been an amazing year of tasting, smelling & swishing wines. We tasted over 2700 wines this year, so to come up with our “own” Top 25 wines that are “the greatest” is not easy. But as always, we try to do our best! My tasting group of 16 wine swishers, wine smellers, […]

Monday November 26th, 2018 in Articles, Spotlights | No Comments »

CELIA WELCH, “The World’s Most Influential Woman in Wine”

CELIA WELCH “The World’s Most Influential Woman in Wine”The Drinks Business magazine recently published its list of The World’s Most Influential Women in Wine. Our very own Celia Welch made the number three spot! As a child growing up in Oregon, Celia Welch would sit under a giant oak in her back garden picking grapes […]

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 in Articles, Spotlights | No Comments »

Vine Hill Ranch: The Quiet Superstar

Galloni 96+ Points: “The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Above all else, I am impressed with how much freshness the 2015 shows. Racy red cherry, plum, rose petal and lavender notes fill out the wine’s sumptuous frame. Bottled just a few months ago, the 2015 is a bit reticent, but it is nevertheless impressive. Time in the glass […]

Thursday May 3rd, 2018 in Articles, Spotlights, Tasting Notes | No Comments »