Adler Fels

About

Adler Fels is one of the largest custom wine brand producers specializing in premium fine wines from California. We produce well-balanced, elegant wines with intense varietal character and deliver great values to our trade customers and consumers. Adler Fels produces award-winning wines from Russian River Valley. In addition, to our Adler Fels brand we have several other fantastic brands such as Big Ass, Coastline, Coyote Creek, Kitchen Sink and Leaping Lizard.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Santa Rosa, California.

Features

  • Producing great wines at great values under our own national brands.

Additional Information

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Winemaker

Aaron Bader joined SEV in 2006. He plays a pivotal role in helping to manage all aspects of winemaking and production and is responsible for expanding the ultra-premium wines in the portfolio.

Aaron’s experience in the wine industry stretches back to his childhood. His family owns and operates Phoenix Vineyards & Winery in the Oak Knoll AVA in Napa Valley. After graduating from UC Davis, Aaron spent ten years as chief winemaker at Phoenix Vineyards & Winery. Follow his tenture at Phoenix Vineyards, Aaron worked with Monterey Wine Company, Kendall Jackson's Cardinale Estate and Darioush ever expanding this responsibilities and depth of winemaking skills. Aaron brings considerable winemaking experience in luxury brands and custom wine brand programs.

History

First established in 1979 as Adler Fels Winery by David Coleman, the original estate property is nestled 1,500 feet above Sonoma Valley in the picturesque Mayacamas Mountains of Northern California. Our mountainside location commands a panoramic view of the Valley of the Moon and beyond to California's dramatic coastline.

Sold in 2004 to the Adams Wine Group, we have recently re-aligned our brands and changed our name to Sonoma Estate Vintners to better reflect our core business of private label and custom bottling services. Under Sonoma Estate Vintners we currently operate a state of the art production facility in northern Santa Rosa as well as our boutique estate, catering to private label and bottling clients of all sizes. We are exclusively a wholesale operation and not open to the public. Trade and press visits are welcome and may be made by appointment through our marketing department.

The Team

Harry Parducci, Jr. - Director of Winemaking:

Harry Parducci, Jr. oversees all grape harvest, winemaking, blending and bottling operations at Sonoma Estate Vintners. A wine industry veteran, Harry joined SEV in 2002. His winemaking and viticulture experience spans over 30 years at prominent Sonoma wineries, including Valley of the Moon, Kenwood and Chateau Diana. Harry is a third generation member of one of Sonoma Valley’s pioneering winemaking families. His grandfather established Valley of the Moon winery in 1939, and most of Harry’s formal training came while working alongside Ernie Lane, Valley of the Moon oenologist for over 20 years. Harry’s family remains one of the leading Sonoma Valley grape growers, producing top-notch Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.

Hal Hanifl - Assistant Winemaker:

Hal joined our team in July 2013 after having worked as an Assistant Winemaker for the Columbia and Covey Run wine brands of Eastern Washington.

A graduate of Fresno State's Enology program Hal started his career by interning at Peachy Canyon Winery in Paso Robles, followed by Chalk Hill Winery in Healdsburg. In 1998 he spent six months as a foreign intern working in Austria at Johanneshof Reinisch Winery (about 30 miles south of Vienna) where he discovered an amazing culture of wine, food, and hard work.

Hal's winemaking skills gained from his experiences have been invaluable in helping his current position at Sonoma Estate Vintners.

Awards

2012 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

GOLD MEDAL & BEST BUY - BTI World Wine Challenge

GOLD, 90 POINTS - Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

SILVER MEDAL - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

SILVER MEDAL - Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2012 Monterey County Chardonnay

SILVER MEDAL - 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competiion
SILVER MEDAL, 88 POINTS - BTI World Challenge
2012 Monterey County Pinot Noir

GOLD MEDAL - 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL - BTI World Challenge
SILVER MEDAL - Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2011 Monterey County Chardonnay

SILVER MEDAL & BEST BUY - 2013 BTI World Wine Competition
2012 Monterey County Pinot Grigio

BEST BUY, 85 POINTS – Wine Enthusiast
2011 Paso Robles Merlot

SILVER MEDAL – 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition

California Red Table Wine

SILVER MEDAL - 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2012 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL - 2011 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2011 California State Fair Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2011 BTI World Value Wine Challenge
California White Table Wine

GOLD MEDAL - 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL - 2012 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL, BEST OF CLASS – 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2011 BTI World Value Wine Challenge
California Reserve Red Table Wine

SILVER MEDAL - 2012 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2012 San Diego International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2012 BTI World Wine Championships
California Reserve White Table Wine

SILVER MEDAL - 2012 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2012 San Diego International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL – 2012 BTI World Wine Championships.

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Address

980 Airway Court, Suite A
Santa Rosa, California 95403
United States

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