HEALDSBURG, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- It's all about the vineyards for the Rochiolis. Always has been. Now, oenophiles around the world can gain fresh insight into how the family's patch of the Russian River Valley produces such amazing wines by visiting the new Rochioli Vineyards & Winery website, which includes an interactive map of their 162-acre estate. The site can be visited at http://www.Rochioliwinery.com. "When you get down to it, we're farmers," said Tom Rochioli. "What's special about our wines and the wines that others make from our grapes is the unique character of this property. It runs through the wines from vintage to vintage." Tom is the third generation of Rochioli to make his living off this Russian River Valley land. Beginning in 1938, Joe Rochioli Sr. farmed primarily hops and beans. Then in the late 1950s, Joe Rochioli Jr. convinced his father to allow him to try something new-premium varietals. From that first, revolutionary planting of Sauvignon Blanc, Joe Jr. built one of the world's great wine estates. Today, Joe Jr. continues to oversee the vineyards while son Tom focuses on the winemaking. Rochioli produces Estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as small quantities of highly sought single-vineyard bottlings of Pinot Noir (Three Corner, Little Hill, West Block, East Block) and Chardonnay (River Block, Sweetwater, South River, Rachael's). The map page on the website provides photographs and detailed information on all the Rochioli vineyard blocks, including acreage, the year the vines were planted and clonal selection. In addition, the Rochioli website offers general historical background on the winery, as well as wine notes, tasting-room information and the opportunity to sign up for "The List," the coveted waiting list for single-vineyard wines. Rochioli Vineyards & Winery's Estate wines are represented nationally by Terlato Wines International, which has a global portfolio of more than 40 brands from a host of world-class wine producers and presently markets more than one out of eight bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. Terlato, with more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world, is the flagship company of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company of several independent businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family, the Group also includes the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most esteemed wine regions, including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; France's Rhone Valley; and Somontano in Spain. The Terlato Wines International portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Brandlin, Chimney Rock, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks and Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Alderbrook, Hanna, Rochioli and Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Sanford and Tangley Oaks; California Appellation: Glass Mountain and Seven Daughters; Oregon: Argyle and Sokol Blosser; Italy: Baglio di Pianetto, Ca' del Bosco, Ca' Marcanda (Gaja Toscana), Florio Martinez Marsala, Gaja, Il Poggione, Kettmeir, Santa Margherita, Tiramisu, Torresella and Distillatori Nonino (Grappa); France: Champagne Bollinger, M. Chapoutier, Ch�teau des Laurets (Rothschild), Domaine Chanson, Domaine Louis Moreau, Josmeyer, Langlois-Chateau and Mischief and Mayhem; Australia: Branson Coach House, Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Tournon and Two Hands; Argentina: Tamar�; Canada: Peller Estates Icewine; Greece: Boutari; New Zealand: Wairau River; South Africa: Cirrus, Guardian Peak, Engelbrecht-Els, Ernie Els Signature and Rust En Vrede; Spain: Olvena; Switzerland: Xellent Swiss Vodka. For more information, visit http://www.terlatowines.com.
SOURCE Terlato Wines International