The Organic Wine Works

(831) 335-4441 379 Felton Empire Grade Rd
Felton, CA 95018
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Appropriately named in the 1880s and originally a retreat for the Hall family, Hallcrest sits at the crest of a small hill above the town of Felton. In 1941, Chaffee Hall, a prominent business attorney from San Francisco, acted on his passion for wine and planted the Hallcrest Estate vineyard. An on-site winery followed in 1945 and is still in use today. The first vintage was released in 1946. At the time, Hallcrest was one of only three wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the only one producing varietal wines from estate vineyards. Hallcrest Vineyards quickly became one of the outstanding wineries in California, known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and White Riesling. Acclaim for the wines combined with Hall’s reputation as a winemaking pioneer in the Santa Cruz Mountains further elevated Hallcrest wines’ status. In 1987, John Schumacher and his family bought the Hallcrest site, which had been operating as Felton Empire Winery since Chaffee Hall’s death. John and his family restored the original Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

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

  • Zinfandel

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Never rush a good glass of wine. This past week Slow Wine, an Italian movement with its own guide to wine came through Los Angeles to provide a tasting of wines from more than 50 Italian producers. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times by reporter S. Irene Virbila, the Slow Wine movement is an outgrowth of the Slow Food movement which be... Read More

    From the article Take It Slow: Italian Wine Philosophy Eases Into L.A.


  • Hang around wine geeks for any length of time and you are sure to hear the word terroir mentioned. As you may know, terroir is a French term that has no English equivalent, and it refers to the way that the environment of the vine, including the soils and climate, works together to alter the character of the grapes grown there in such a way that... Read More

    From the article A Question of Wine Science


  • It's time to catch up on your wine reading. The New York Times released its “The Best Wine Books of 2014” list yesterday, providing wine enthusiasts with an interesting collection of tomes to tide them over through the holidays. “This year's harvest of the best new wine books includes works on Barolo and Barbaresco, a nefarious scheme to destroy... Read More

    From the article New York Times Releases "Best Wine Books" List


  • Businessman and winemaker Michel Chapoutier is the new president France's AOC regions of Cotes du Rhone and Vallee du Rhone. Chapoutier will succeed former president Christian Paly, who served in the position for six years.  Chapoutier's election is a three-year commitment.  According to French luxury news site Vita Bella, Chapoutier's plans for... Read More

    From the article Chapoutier Is New Cotes du Rhone President


  • Long before grapevines were planted on the hilltop at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, it was home to horses, goats, and chickens; trees bearing fruit, nuts, and olives; and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, and flowers. And long before the words “sustainable” and “organic” were part of the common vernacular, they were ardently practiced ... Read More

    From the article An Interview with Winemaker Karen Steinwachs from Buttonwood Winery


  • Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner?  I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia.  This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More

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  • Hi there all, just joined the community, looking forward to good conversation and meeting new friends. Most of all, enjoying one of my favorite topics! WINE! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • In conversations about better Brunello producers, it's usually not long before the name Il Palazzone comes around. This is a winery that produces consistently excellent Brunello Di Montalcino, and a wonderful non-vintage Rosso of great value. So what is behind the consistency and quality for which  Il Palazzone has come to be known? To answer th... Read More

    From the article Getting to Know Il Palazzone


  • 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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  • I'm picking up here where I last left off, halfway through reporting on mostly the 2009 vintage in Barolo. As you can see here, and in my previous report on these wines, the vintage is a bit irregular to say the least with some powerful, structured wines being produced as well as many wines that show elevated alcohols or aggressive tannins. As I... Read More

    From the article Visits in Piedmont Part 2


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