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13 July 2016 News, Videos

The Wine Spectator has just released a video of Greg Brewer’s presentation at the 2015 New York Wine Experience! Check it out below.

“Defining Sta Rita Hills: Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir, #8 Wine of 2014

In 1996, Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton founded a winery with $10,000 in the little-known area of Santa Rita in CA. They’ve learned a lot since then. Get Brewer’s insights on how the Pinot in your glass is shaped by the region and winemaking.”

Click here to watch the video

 
1 February 2016 News

There are fantastic features on Champagne Bollinger and Brewer-Clifton in the just-released Wine Spectator – the cover story is about the WS editor’s favorite picks.

Bollinger Special Cuvée is front and center in the article’s two page opening spread and Bruce Sanderson names it his Critic’s Choice, writing: “I love Champagne, and this is one of my go-to bottles for its rich, complex flavors and mouthfeel. Consistently one of the best non-vintage cuvées, it’s a full-bodied, vinous style courtesy of the high percentage of Pinot Noir (60%) in the blend, partial barrel fermentation of the base wine, and reserve wines of up to 15 years of age.”

Then one of Brewer-Clifton’s 2013 single vineyard Pinot Noirs is selected as one of just three American Pinot Noirs over $50. The Spectator notes: “It’s been more than 20 years since Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton began their quest. They’ve been on a roll of late, making our Top 10 in 2014.”

 
7 December 2015 News

Vogue Magazine’s Food section featured an article titled “Cooking Wine: What the Somms Will Be Sipping This Thanksgiving”. Author Carson Demmond shares the top wine picks for the holidays from Sommeliers around the country. Belinda Chang from Maple & Ash in Chicago, IL shares her favorite Thanksgiving wine, Brewer Clifton’s 2013 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir.

“Brewer-Clifton Pinot is my perennial Thanksgiving quaff. I love Greg Brewer; the wines are so delicious, and that red capsule is so festive.” Click here to see all the top holiday wine picks.

 
14 August 2015 News

We have some great press in the just-released Wine Spectator, with the headliner being the Brewer-Clifton feature below in “The Art of Pinot”, a piece on Calfornia’s Top Pinot Noirs.  A full 3 of the Top 11 scoring California Pinot Noirs noted in the article summary are from Brewer-Clifton including the current vintage Brewer-Clifton Machado Pinot Noir 2012, which receives 94 Points.  Click here to download the article.

 
25 June 2015 News

Our newest rock-star producer is featured on Wine Spectator’s home page today! Their Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir was just awarded a score of 92 points. Additionally in this preview-issue, two of their pre-release 2013 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs were rated as well: 2013 Pinot  Noir Hapgood (93 WS) and 2013 Pinot Noir 459  (94 WS).

 
27 May 2015 News

Brewer Clifton is highlighted in Robb Report’s  June 2015 “Best of the Best” issue. See below for the excerpt and here for the link to the article!

“Steve Clifton and Greg Brewer came to winemaking along very different paths. Clifton’s interest in fine wines evolved out of his former position as a buyer in the restaurant business, while Brewer, a former professor of French at the University of California, Santa Barbara, learned about oenology through exploration of the local vineyards and wineries.  Both, however, share a love of Burgundy, and their label—now perhaps Santa Barbara County’s most critically acclaimed—follows the Burgundian model, producing single-varietal wines from single vineyards. The Brewer-Clifton 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills Machado Vineyard ($74, brewerclifton.com) is unabashedly rich, yet through the dense layers of raspberry fruit, one discovers more delicate floral notes—rose and lavender—as well as hints of clove, turmeric, and clay.”

 
15 May 2015 Feature, News

We are thrilled to announce that we will now be distributing the outstanding Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of Brewer-Clifton in Santa Rita Hills – you can find our press release announcing the partnership here!