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Charlie Barra and the truck he bought in the 1960's

The Wine Spectator Chats with Charlie Barra

The Wine Spectator’s Associate Editor Tim Fish ( @timfishwine) sat down with Charlie Barra up in Mendocino County recently and seems to have come away as impressed with the man, his work, and his legacy as we’ve been here at Candid as we’ve come to know him. Tim writes “We get so caught up in […]

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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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Winemaker Jason Welch (left) with Charlie Barra of Girasole. Barra has grown grapes for 57 years. Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle / SF

Girasole Vineyards: A “Benchmark”

While we here in Chicago are working to give away gift certificates for home delivery of groceries and Girasole wine from, writers for the San Francisco Chronicle have flocked to the Barra’s to find great value in California wine. For even more value from Girasole, head over to Green Grocer Chicago and Artizone Chicago […]

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Charlie Barra’s push to weed out GMO’s in Mendocino County

Over more than six decades of farming grapes in Mendocino County, Charlie Barra has developed some strong opinions about what it takes to grow healthy grapes without pesticides and chemicals.  He’s also become conviced that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) have no place in his vineyard because, as he clearly states “we don’t need ’em”. The […]

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