Category: Winery Reviews

Winery Review: Crux Winery

I first met Steve and Brian at the 2016 Rhone Rangers event in SF. After tasting a few of their Rhone-specific varietals (namely their Grenache Blanc, rosé of GSM, and GSM Rhone-style blend), I was immediately in awe with what these boys could do. What was more amazing to me was, while most other participants either hailed from California’s known “Rhone region” of Paso Robles or were large wineries — both in name and production quantity — with direct connections to the French Rhone roots, these two guys are situated in their own little nook in the heart of the Russian River Valley.

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Crux Winery owners Brian Callahan and Steven Gower

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Winery Review: Betwixt Wines

There’s this little corner of San Francisco, off of the 101, that’s basically a bunch of warehouses. I’ve been here to scout for used sports gear,  to stop by the flea market, and of course to visit the fish monger. I didn’t realize there were wineries here…

Actually there’s quite a few. In fact, when I came to this part of town to visit Tim and Melissa of Betwixt Wine — who I met during the 2016 Pinot Days — I was surprised to learn they share their meager space with several other small, independent wineries (such as August West) as well.

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