Welcome to our blog!
This diary is a peak into our monthly adventures as we scour California searching the dusty back roads for small “mom & pop” wineries handcrafting terrific wines. It’s our mission to connect these award-winning, limited-production wines with wine lovers who would otherwise never discover them.
Along the way, we meet the families who founded the wineries (often on a dream and a shoestring budget), the winemakers who have a passion for quality over quantity and people who simply enjoy the difference handcrafting makes in wines. We also look for fun restaurants and nice places to stay (hopefully dog-friendly if we have Zinny with us).
How it all began:
For years, Pam and I were frustrated trying to find truly great wine. Selecting a decent bottle of wine from thousands of pretty labels with prices ranging from $5-$35 was difficult at the best of times. We were always happiest with wine recommendations from friends.
So in 1990, we decided to take matters into our own hands and start a wine of the month club that was just like “one friend recommending a great bottle of wine to another friend”.
Now 22 years later, we have the “tough job” of finding and selecting each and every one of the 160 or so limited-production wines that we feature each year in our own “mom & pop” business, The California Wine Club. www.cawineclub.com. (use promo code: BPB to try a shipment 50% off)
Join us each month on our travels as we explore California’s wine country from top to bottom!
Bruce & Pam Boring