• Chateau d'Ampuis is a 12th century fort that lives among the vines of Cote-Rotie and serves as the symbol for the Rhone Valley's iconic Guigal
  • The rebirth of a great Champagne house: Champagne Ayala has been radically revitalized, and the extraordinary wines have been worth the wait
  • Lucien Le Moine makes 1-2 barrels of up to 50 dazzling crus a year. What treasures lie in these barrels? Bonnes-Mares, Clos de la Roche, Montrachet?
  • Domaine des Baumard: a remarkable estate for producing some of the most thrilling dry as well as sweet white wines on the planet
  • The old farmhouse and cellars at Mas Belles Eaux date to the 17th century, but wine has been made on the property since the time of the Romans
  • Nestled among some of the greatest vineyards of Bordeaux, Chateau du Glana produces outstanding, balanced Saint-Julien
  • Gerard and Brigitte Milhade produce authentic and serious Bordeaux from their Chateau Lyonnat in the Saint-Emilion satellite of Lussac
  • Some of the greatest old cognacs in the world sleep peacefully in the 13th century crypt that serves as a cellar for Tesseron Cognac
  • The Tommasi family serve both as ambassadors of Amarone traveling the world, and as hosts welcoming the world to their Valpolicella region
  • Luciano Sandrone vinified his wines in the garage of his parents until he completed the winery above at the foot of the Cannubi Boschis vineyard in 1998
  • The Petrolo estate is a remarkable property tucked into the hills of Chianti, with all manner of expositions, elevations, and biodiversity
  • The "Paleo", or local wild grass, that gives its name to Le Macchiole's extraordinary Cabernet Franc, Paleo Rosso
  • The Telmo Rodriguez winery in Rioja is in the cool Lanciego area of his vines; the outer wall of the winery is fabricated from old barrel staves
  • In 1997 the Tommasi family invested in the Maremma, in Tuscany, and started Poggio al Tufo; the agriturismo above was completed in 2013
  • The Ferrer Bobet winery and vineyards are in one of the steepest, coolest areas of Priorat, resulting in wines of tremendous freshness and purity
  • Quinta do Noval sits perched above the Douro and Pinhao rivers, its incredible vineyards radiating from the estate in every direction
  • The Disznoko estate, one contiguous parcel, was classified as a first growth in 1772; above the old winery, which is today a restaurant
  • 8 miles from the Pacific in the western Aconcagua Valley where once only cattle roamed, Errazuriz today produces exceptional cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
  • Finca Decero's unique vineyard in the middle of desert scrub and not much else is producing some of the most distinctive reds in all of Argentina
  • Chateau Montelena is built into the hills of Calistoga, its tunnels actually requiring a mining permit to build
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