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Organic grape growers The Barras in Mendocino, CA

Video: Charlie Barra on buying a vineyard when Martha Barra wanted a new house.

Charlie and Martha Barra are pioneers in the history of Northern California wine having played a role in everything from innovations to frost management systems to practice of organic farming to ensuring that no GMO’s are allowed into Mendocino County. But at the end of the day they are also husband and wife and as […]

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Sam McDaniel at Bella Colina Fall 2012

Where does Pioneer Cabernet Sauvignon come from?

[portfolio_slideshow id=12847] Pioneer Cabernet Sauvignon is grown and bottled at Barra of Mendocino in Ukiah, California.  Ukiah is roughly two and a half hours north of San Francisco at the start of Redwood country in Northern California.  The winery lies in the heart of Redwood Valley and includes two hundred acres of vineyards that have […]

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The People Behind Pioneer Cabernet Sauvignon

[portfolio_slideshow id=12826] Pioneer Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 100% estate grown fruit from Barra of Mendocino in Ukiah, California.  2011 is the first vintage and marks the debut of a collaboration between the Barra Family and the team at Standard Market in Westmont, Illinois, which wanted to find a domestic producer capable of making a […]

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Forbes’ Wine Of The Week: Barra Bella Dolce “Port”

Wine and Travel writer Katie Kelly Bell has selected the Barra Bella Dolce Petite Sirah “Port” style wine as Forbes’ Wine of the Week. This is fortified wine that the Barra’s make from the Bella Collina Vineyard that sits on a protected plateau above the morning fog that rolls into Mendocino County most days as […]

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Uncommon Ground leads the way (yet again)

Researchers at U of I Urbana found that Chicago is replete with gardens that are off the radar, but not out of sight – if you are able to look down from a bird’s eye view that is.  This comes as no surprise for those of us who have seen the public embrace Uncommon Ground […]

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Ravinia Wine Shop, Organic Wine Extravaganza

Ravinia Wine Shop, Organic Wine Extravaganza

Ravinia. For almost anyone living in Chicagoland, that means summer concerts with a picnic in the park.  Here at Candid, it also means a funky little store with a penchant for Organic and Biodynamic wines:  Ravina Wine Shop in Highland park. You are likely to meet the owners Sharon and Tobias when you stop in […]

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GM Dave Johnston Talks About The Bristol – The Gatekeepers – Eater Chicago

Our friend Dave Johnston has supported many of our small producers for years, going back to his days at Everest when he sought out the wines of Domaine Martin Schaetzel and Domaine Guiberteau specifically for events. Today at The Bristol, he uses many more Candid Wines, and we are flattered that he brought our producers […]

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