Big Table Farm: Wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley

By Robin Alix Austin It is impossible to meet Brian Marcy and Clare Carver and not fall in love with Big Table Farm. The winemaker/artist team produces outstanding wines from their 70 acre farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The name comes from a desire to provide a gracious and welcoming table for enjoying handcrafted wine […]

A Passion for Terroir at St. Innocent

To hear president and winemaker Mark Vlossak talk about the wines of St. Innocent is like listening to a conductor describe conducting a symphony. Each element in crafting a wine has its own role, whether it’s the grape, soil, weather, yeast or oak (new barrels, used barrels or none). When the winemaker brings together the […]

Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards: Cabernet from Napa’s Diamond Mountain

By Robin Alix Austin During the four days of the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction nearly one hundred winemakers, wine owners and wine representatives poured hundreds of wines. The majority of these wines were from the United States. The majority of the American wines were from California. The majority of the California wines were from […]

Arkenstone: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet from Howell Mountain

By Robin Alix Austin Just as wine changes over time, your memories of how a wine tastes will change. Last year I wrote that Arkenstone’s Sauvignon Blanc was my favorite white wine at the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction. One year later I was curious to see how their latest vintage would compare. Underneath the […]