Alquimista Cellars News
Alquimista Cellars winemaker and partner, Greg La Follette once again initiates the grape harvest season with a bagpipe serenade. "I believe the wine reacts to the vibrations in music" says Greg, and he adds "Beyond the vibrations, its about the people involved getting enthused."
Alquimista Cellars wines are now available by the glass at Underwood Bar and Bistro, in Graton, CA
Our wines are also served at these fine restaurants:
Single Thread - Healdsburg, CA - 3 Michelin Stars
Valette - Healdsburg, CA
The Farmhouse Inn and Spa - Forestville, CA - Michelin Star
Terrapin Creek - Bodega Bay, CA - Michelin Star
Willi's Wine Bar - Santa Rosa, CA
K & L Bistro - Sebastopol, CA
Quattro Restaurant - East Palo Alto, CA
Wayfare Tavern - San Francisco, CA
Alquimista Cellars' Greg La Follette on Wine for Normal People podcast
Hear Alquimista Cellars’ Partner and Winemaker Greg La Follette recount his long and windy path pursuing elusive Pinot perfection.
"Alquimista's wines are spectacular! Check them out!" – Elizabeth Schneider, Wine for Normal People podcast
Wine For Normal People® translates wine into normal terms that you can relate to through an award-winning podcast, popular blog, and in acclaimed public speaking events.
How Lodi Zinfandels compare to some of California's finest
Alquimista Cellars 2017 Ancient Lodi Zinfandel Surprises and Stands Out Even For Lodi Panelists
“This wine was a complete outlier that defied all expectations” Panelist Steve Eliot, Editor and Publisher Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines
“One of my highlights because of its light color and Pinot noir-like bold cherry aromas and flavors” Audience participant and journalist Bob Highfill
“One of my favorites. The fruit reminded me of a cherry candy with a good balance of acid/sweetness that lingered on the finish” Audience participant Natale Gagliardo, expert winemaker, Ironstone Vineyards
“Pinot noir-like in its delicacy with a long, slightly dry finish,” Audience participant David Natali, enologist, Robert Biale Vineyards
“The most ‘un-Zinfandel-like’ wine of the tasting; yet the luscious berry sensations, rounded tannin, moderate acidity on the palate made it very ‘Zinfandel,’ “ notes from a tasting panel consensus
Alquimista Cellars Scores Big at American Fine Wine Competition
2017 MANCHESTER RIDGE PINOTMendocino County
Mendocino County Cuvée
2017 MANCHESTER RIDGE CHARDONNAY
2017 MES FILLES CHARDONNAY
Russian River Valley
Alquimista Cellars’ wines have been awarded big scores at the recently completed American Fine Wine Competition, considered the most influential wine invitational in the nation. More than 700 wines from 200 wineries entered the three-day event held from January 19-21 at Florida International University in Miami. A 32-member judge panel included wine educators, restaurateurs, retailers, top sommeliers and journalists.
For more information about our wines visit Our Wines
For more about the competition visit AmericanFineWineCompetition.org