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Allora Vineyards was established in 1999. The proprietors of Allora Vineyards are Terry and Nancy Klein. They manage their winemaking business along with their children, Kelly, Cortney, and Christopher Klein. Terry Klein was born in San Francisco and moved to St. Helena, California when he was 13 years old. Growing up in the heart of the famous Napa Valley wine-growing region, Terry developed a deep appreciation and interest in fine wine. After living in New York for a short period of time and getting married, Terry and Nancy moved back to California and made their permanent home in St. Helena. Although the Kleins established a very successful plastering business, their long-time dream was to make a quality wine of their own. In 1998 the Kleins came across a 15-acre parcel on the north end of St. Helena, which had been used as pasturage for over 50 years. The soil was ideal for a vineyard as it was sandy loam and clay. They purchased it and immediately began to prepare it for a vineyard. Part of the preparation included consulting the notable growers in the Napa Valley who helped hand select rootstock and clonal varieties. Presently, 10 acres of grapevines are planted on the Klein's estate. Eight acres are Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and the remaining two acres consist of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. Additionally, the vineyard employs a unique planting style in which vines are grown closely together, forcing each plant to produce only a small amount of fruit of the highest quality possible. Allora had its first harvest in the fall of 2002 and has been producing exceptional wine with each new vintage. Today, the Klein family continues to work together to oversee the operations of the winery. Terry, working in close connection with our winemaker, determines the varietals to be used in each of the blends, how much wine to produce, and which aging techniques will create a superior wine. Nancy handles all of the accounting responsibilities and wine orders. Cortney and Kelly manage the sales and marketing, introducing Allora's wines to people who deeply appreciate small production, high quality wine. – Description from mriskic

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