Monthly Archives: November 2011

Skinner Vineyards, Fairplay

Skinner Vineyards Makes an Impressive Debut

Skinner Vineyards is one of three wineries that I had included in my book prior to my having tasted their wines.   The Skinner family has been making wines in the Gold Country since the middle 1800’s.  Their new winery location had not yet opened at the time Pour Me Another went to press. On my […]

RIP Bantam Cellars + Welcome J. Foster Mitchell

On a recent trip up to Gold Country I was shocked to see that one of my favorite small wineries was no more.  Bantam Cellars, a fun, small, family winery, associated with Karly Wines, was a welcome respite from the increasingly overly corporate and packaged wineries in Amador County.  These were real people making real […]