Baiocchi Winery & Vineyards
2011 Baiocchi Grenache Sharon's Vineyard Well-Made And Complex California Sierra Foothills Red Wine
From the moment the idea took shape to produce premium, small lot wines, we have stayed focused on the land, the fruit, the wine, and the life. With that in mind, our mission is to produce fine wine, from exceptional grapes, grown in a high altitude setting. As we continue to learn about balance and harmony, and their relationship to winemaking, we consider the individual elements from which wine is derived: soil, water, fruit, and craft. From the composition of the soil, to the handling of the grapes, our wines speak to this relationship.
Located in the Fair Play AVA, and situated among the rocky, granitic hillsides of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
- Producing high quality, small lot wines.
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I hope that friend who opened airplane doors for me, as well as many a bottle of fine wine, finds himself someday sitting with friends, post-jump, enjoying a bottle of Baiocchi wine.
Many decades later, that long dormant seed in my soul was watered, thanks to my wife, Sharon, who opened my eyes not so much to the person I was supposed to become, but the person I came to rediscover. Now, our son Nicholas is preparing to enter the family business after completing a formal education in Wine Business Management.
Practices & Techniques
The land gives us sustenance, and we repay that debt with sustainable vineyard practices. The rocky, granitic hillsides with cool evening breezes nurtures our grapes throughout the growing season, forming the foundation to create elegant wines in the Southern Rhone tradition.
Because we carefully touch each part of the process, Baiocchi Wines are truly hand crafted (and we have the calluses to prove it). However, we put much more than our hands into our wine; we pour our lives into it the wine we make, as many have done before us.