John Michael

(541) 846-0810 1425 Humbug Creek Rd
Applegate, OR 97530
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John Michael Champagne Cellars is a boutique winery producing various champagnes and still wines. The tasting room is located on the vineyard side of the property, offering a spectacular view of Applegate Valley and Grayback Mountain. John Michael’s specialty is “sparklers,” and visitors can enjoy a number of sparkling surprises, including sparkling sake. Sparkling sake? Yep, and there’s more. How about its sparkling Blanc de Blanc? Clearly, John Michael Champagne Cellars is a distinctive stop along the Applegate Valley WineTrail. – Description from johnmichaelcc

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  • Chardonnay

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  • After graduating from medical school and before beginning indentured service as a resident physician, my wife and I decided we should make a trip out to California wine country and Yosemite. So, a week after moving to my new residency location, we pawned off the two year old on the grandparents and headed for the hills of California.We arrived i... Read More

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  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of course, all that is true but today we are seeing that free spirited attitude change the paradigm for wine production. Some might say that we are witnessing a return to a different style of wine. Fresher, lower in alcohol and having more in common with wines produced se... Read More

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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Good news! I've been invited to my first wine makers dinner! Needless to say, I'm excited about the opportunity. The dinner is going to be with Gilles Nicault from Long Shadows next week.Naturally I'll be doing my homework in advance to learn what I can and think about good questions I'd like to ask. I know that Long Shadows has been discussed h... Read More

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  • UPDATED! The reveal has begun.Open your packageShare your gift with the CommunityTake a guess at who sent it to you Players:Lingprof - 2010 Rockpile Ridge CabernetNapagirl68 - 2012 Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir JonDerry - 2001 Miguel Merino Rioja Reserva and 2005 Infinito Malbec Foxall - 2010 Ogier Saint-Joseph Outthere - 2011 Holdredge Pinot N... Read More

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  • In 2004, the movie Sideways put a major dent in California Merlot sales when Miles uttered the immortal words “I am not drinking fucking Merlot!” At that point there were a lot of ripe, insipid Merlots on the market—many grown in areas that were too hot for the grape to ripen slowly, gaining full physiological maturity—so Miles’ sentiments reson... Read More

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  • In the end of the April me and my husband want to go to taste some wines. Also want to see SF.I would appreciate any advice-where to go, what wineries to visit etc. Where to stay.Thank you in advance! Read More

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  • Why Talty? Why not someone who makes more wines, who is more able to handle the vagaries?The answer is easy.  I’m not really that interested in knowing what a winemaker can do with a whole bunch of grapes. I have seen many winemakers do just that and do it brilliantly. What I have not seen is a winemaker with the Quixotic zeal of Michael Talty t... Read More

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  • Just secured my tickets to the Taste of Sonoma on Sept 3rd, day 2 of a 3 day wine and food event that will knock your collective socks off. Anyone else planning on attending?Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Read More

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  • So, I am beginning to write a series of emails that you can vote on. Problem is, I'll need your help to make the lists. I figured I would start simply, and make a list of the top 5 red wines in the world. I'm not talking specifics, but rather geeral categories, and eventuallywe can start naming our favorite specific wines i each category. So I'm... Read More

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