Best New Winery Direct Site

Direct from the Winery

This is the address of an organization representing several small wineries who have banded together to market direct to consumers.  

Most of the wineries are from Napa and are high-end brands.

The core wineries are these:

Blackbird Vineyards
Switchback Ridge

These are real wineries that can be visited. Blackbird has a tasting room in Yountville. Most are making high-end Cabernets, and both Juslyn and Switchback Ridge are  enjoying cult-like status.

But this site also offers a wine or two from Bacio Divino, one of my favorites, as well as a quality winery from Argentina: Recuerdo.

That winery's newest Malbec, the 2015,  is being offered direct this week for $16 a bottle, with free shipping on 4 or more bottles. That's a good deal for Malbec fans.

Check out the site and if interested, you can subscribe to get updates on the offers.

Terre Rouge and Easton Wines

Here’s a long-time favorite winery that periodically offers super web deals. It pretty much conforms to everyone’s image of a mom & pop, small production, artisan winery that enjoys a loyal following.

 Wines from Rhone varieties are labeled Terre Rouge and various Zinfandels are marketed as Easton Wines, named after proprietor, Bill Eason.

Mix a case and also get our 15% case discount.”
This offer is good only on the website.
Terre Rouge is noted for its Syrah and Rhone blends.

I’d strongly recommend these wines:

2015 Terre Rouge Garrigue, a blend of Syrah and Cabernet for $20 before discount.

2017 Vin Gris d”Amador, a lively blend of Rhone varieties and a great summer sipper. Not yet released.

2015 Terre Rouge Grenache “Autre,” which is a Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre blend that comes across like a lovely  Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Full price: $30