Alhona Vineyards

(831) 659-3040 19356 Cachagua Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Rick Alhona was born in the Telegraph Hill area of San Francisco, where it was quite common for Italians, Spanish, and Portuguese families to make their own wine. As a small child Rick remembers large lumbering trucks hauling grapes to the local home winemakers, and all the wonderful aromas that filled the air on those autumn days. Much later in Rick's life, he would experiment with beer, but it was wine that captivated his imagination and heart. After many years of experimentation, and hundreds of volumes on the subject of viticulture and winemaking, Rick decided to find a place where he could grow quality grapes in order to make the wine he longed for. After searching throughout most of Northern California, it was Rick's wife Patti who suggested they look toward Monterey County and Carmel Valley. This was where Patti lived as a child. An area that still held a very special place in her heart and memories, Patti knew the potential that this lovely area held for their future. The Alhonas settled on Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Alhona Carmel Valley Merlot 2004


    Tasted at the 2008 Wine 2.0 event at Crushpad: Opened with a lot of licorice and some eucalyptus. This is a dark, powerful, cab. Lots of firm structure. Sadly low in fruit, this is more of a food wine. Overall nice. Read More

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