Amador County in Northern California is fast becoming the next premiere wine growing and wine making region, and for good reason: The wines are exceptional in both quality and cost!
While boutique is the word here in the Sierra foothills, big names are beginning to discover this emerging area; Turley and Rombauer, to name a few! A relatively new (started in 2001) entry to the winemaking culture that exists here is C G D’Arie. While their wine is standout among many growers/makers, it’s the backstory on its owner that is most intriguing.
Chaim is an inventor, or more aptly a food product developer. While you may not be familiar with C G D’Arie as a brand, you’re probably familiar with some of the products Chaim has created like the Power Bar and GoGurt…not to mention Captain Crunch!
Check out Andy’s tour of the vineyard with Chaim along with some wine knowledge below.