Blog: Chris Brook-CarterWish they all could be Californian - They are

Chris Brook-Carter | 19 October 2004

Further to yesterday’s news story covering the launch of the Californian Wine Institute’s campaign to promote the area in the UK wine market, a subscriber has asked for a list of the Benchmark wines that the Institute is using as ‘ambassadors’. We are happy to oblige:

Dry Creek Vineyards 2003 Chenin Blanc from Ballantyne Wine Merchants

Beringer Vineyards 2002 Stone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc from Beringer Blass Wine Estates

Hahn Estates 2003 Monterey Chardonnay from Patriarche Wine Agencies

J. Lohr Winery 2003 Painter Bridge Chardonnay from Enotria Wine Cellars

Woodbridge Select Vineyard Series 2002 Ghost Oaks Chardonnay from Robert Mondavi Winery

Bonterra Vineyards 2003 Viognier from Brown-Forman Wines

Fetzer Vineyards 2003 Valley Oaks Syrah Rose from Brown-Forman Wines

RH Phillips 2002 Toasted Head Merlot from Vincor International

Blossom Hill 2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Percy Fox & Co

Camelot 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon from Kendall-Jackson Europe

Delicato Vineyards 2003 Kingfish Shiraz from Ehrmanns

Blackstone Winery 2002 Shiraz from Constellation Wines

Concannon Vineyard 2002 Central Coast Syrah from The Wine Group

Ironstone Vineyards 2002 Petite Syrah from HwCg Wine Growers

Rancho Zabaco 2002 Sonoma Heritage Vines Zinfandel from E&J Gallo Winery

Ravenswood 2001 Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel from Constellation Wines

On a related note, our news editor, Olly Wehring, will be visiting California next month and would be glad to meet with as many wine companies as possible while he is there. Please contact him directly on to arrange an appointment.


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