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
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