Domain Joseph Mellot

Domain Joseph Mellot is a family run estate that specializes in the production
of wines from the Loire Valley.

Olivier Rivain, an executive in sales at the Domain, shares
some of the finer points of the wines and the place where they come from.

A True Believer

by Richard J. Serrano

Cathy Corison believes in the Bench. The Bench in question is the Rutherford Bench, that famous patch of Napa Valley land west of HWY 29 up to the Mayacamas mountain range, starting from the northern tip of Yountville, heading north through Oakville, then Rutherford, before ending at St. Helena. When Andre Tchelistcheff innocently referred to this area as the Rutherford Bench, we did not have the current AVA system, with arbitrary boundaries cutting across the valley from east to west. While Rutherford is a tiny town, the Rutherford Bench is a true terroir.  Cont...




d'Arenberg is not your average winery. Established in 1912 and into the fourth generaton of management it is both innovative and traditional. Celebrating our 100th birthday in 2012. Since 1912 the Osborn family have grown grapes and made wine in the picturesque surrounds of McLaren Vale. Today fourth generation family member Chester Osborn is at the winemaking helm, making distinctive wines using traditional methods in the winery and the vineyard. From entry level to iconic, d’Arenberg wines are hand crafted with all grapes basket pressed and red wines fermented in small batch open fermenters and foot trod. The red striped range is considerable with 37 wines making use of over 25 varieties including white, red, fortified, sparkling red and dessert wines. Over a thousand show medals and praise from wine scribes the world over attest to their merits.

Cathy Corison
Corison Winery