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2011 Los Alamos Pinot Noir named in SF Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2013!

2011 Los Alamos Pinot Noir named in SF Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2013!

We’re thrilled to have the inaugural vintage of the ‘Los Alamos Vineyard’ Pinot Noir on San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 list for 2013. This is the third year in a row one of our wines has made the list, and it’s a huge honor!

Chanin featured in book on “new California wine” by writer Jon Bonné

Chanin featured in book on “new California wine” by writer Jon Bonné

San Francisco Chronicle wine critic, Jon Bonné just released a fantastic new book titled The New California Wine, which takes a look at the change in California wine styles over the past few decades. Check out this excerpt from Gavin, featured in the book, along with the full article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Kudos […]

‘SF Chronicle’ talks with Gavin on the 2013 harvest

‘SF Chronicle’ talks with Gavin on the 2013 harvest

View Full Article The 2013 harvest was incredibly quick this year, but offered amazinf fruit quality. San Francisco Chronicle wine critic, Jon Bonné talks with Gavin and other California winemakers on what they saw and what that means for the wines. Click on the link to read the full article. SFGate Breakneck 2013 harvest brings […]

2010 Bien Nacido Chardonnay named in “SF Chronicle’ Top 100

2010 Bien Nacido Chardonnay named in “SF Chronicle’ Top 100

What a great way to kick off the new year! The 2010 Bien Nacido is listed as one of seven Chardonnays in SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE’S top 100 picks for 2012. Here’s what wine critic Jon Bonné had to say about it: “Gavin Chanin likes to say he doesn’t pick early — he picks on time. Based on his […]

Jon Bonné of the SF Chronicle weighs in on Santa Rita Hills

Jon Bonné of the SF Chronicle weighs in on Santa Rita Hills

It was nice to get mentioned in the Chronicle’s piece on the Santa Rita Hills. The article focused on some of the stylistic changes that have been on many of our minds. Since picking our first grapes in 2007 Chanin Wine Company has been dedicated to making wines that represent vineyards through an elegant, and […]

Why can’t winemakers own the land they use?

Why can’t winemakers own the land they use?

Check out Jon Bonné’s piece in the SF Chronicle about winemakers owning their vineyards. Farming is the most important thing we do. The more work that goes into growing the grapes the less work we have to do in the cellar. Here is what he says about us: AND IN SANTA BARBARA, GAVIN CHANIN HAS […]

SF Chronicle winemaker to watch: Gavin Chanin

SF Chronicle winemaker to watch: Gavin Chanin

Jon Bonné wrote a fantastic piece in Sunday’s edition of the Chronicle. I think it tells our story very well. Please check out the full article.

SF Chronicle Top 100 Wines of the Year

SF Chronicle Top 100 Wines of the Year

It was a huge honor to be included in the Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of the Year. There are so many great wines on this list it is awesome to be a part of it. 2009 Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir ($50, 13.8%): “Gavin Chanin’s work at Au Bon Climat, in […]

San Francisco Chronicle lets us know what to drink for Thanksgiving

San Francisco Chronicle lets us know what to drink for Thanksgiving

Please check out the full article, but this is what the San Francisco Chronicle had to say about our 2009 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir. 2009 Chanin Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir ($50, 13.8% alcohol): “While not working at Au Bon Climat, Gavin Chanin is making a name for himself as the next big thing in […]

Great article about alcohol in wine from SF Chronicle

Great article about alcohol in wine from SF Chronicle

Just an excerpt of on Jon Bonné’s full article. Click here to read the whole thing. It’s well worth it. ——– Sommeliers particularly have become champions of more – and more accurate – alcohol disclosure. Perhaps that’s because diners have only their own assumptions to rely on when browsing a wine list. Perhaps it’s because […]