From the cherished vines of Tuolumne County’s golden foothills, luscious grapes are gathered at their peak and crafted by the hands of master winemakers. Limited and private, processed with old world passion and new world innovation, only the closest of friends – those who look beyond the usual and expect the finest – will be invited to the Inner Sanctum. A new premium wine is here, a new way to enjoy the love and obsession of superior wines with passionate friends.
The beginnings of Jazz Cellars go back to 2005 when two neighbors and good friends discovered that they had similar passions for both fine wine and great music. During an annual trip to New Orleans to attend “Jazz Fest” it finally hit them … it was time to move from talk to action and create a winery that would embody the spirit and improvisational nature of jazz in the production of fine wines.
Jazz Cellars is focused on producing rich and complex hand-crafted wines for those that enjoy great food, great company, great music and, of course, great wine. Our goal is to produce the best single varietal, single vineyard wines available, with a focus on Rhone-style wines, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir. To date, our wines have won over 90 medals including three Double Gold medals and numerous Gold and Silver medals. Find Jazz Cellars on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Tucked in a valley in beautiful Calaveras County in the Sierra Foothills, Aloria Vineyards sits on rolling golden hills surrounded by New Melones Reservoir.
Sure to inspire anyone who steps foot on the property, the vineyard planted itself in the hearts of two dreamers from the Bay Area in 2018. Historically named Canterbury vineyards when Dr. Renner, who originally hailed from New Zealand, was reminded of the valleys in his homeland. Dr. Renner planted his first 8 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in 1995. Since then Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and most recently Barbera have been added to the 55 acre family. In addition to wine grapes, olive trees are located on the property and used to make estate-grown olive oils.
“There are no shortcuts when it comes to making world-class wines. It requires great vineyards. It demands a committed, passionate winemaking team. And it calls for an investment in craftsmanship. We’ve gathered it all here at Rodney Strong. No Shortcuts. It’s my family’s commitment.” – Tom Klein, Proprietor
12 Sierra foothill wineries, over 50 varieties to taste, by the taste, by the glass or buy a bottle. Winers always welcome!!