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 Artizone.com, 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 before the 25th to take advantage of a sale on Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay.

 

Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle

In a review of 2010 California Pinot Noirs in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Bonné

benchmark for how California can pull off value-priced Pinot without resorting to dark magic.” Jon Bonné Read more.

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

On September 7, 2012, Patrick Comiskey of the San Francisco Chronicle set off to find value in California wines and found exactly what he wanted in Mendocino in the form of Girasole Vineyards.

“You really won’t find much more character than in the person of Charlie Barra, 85, proprietor of Barra Wines and of Girasole…Their Pinot Noir, about $15, is as well priced for what’s in the bottle as any in California.” Patrick Comiskey Read more.

 

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