Vina Sophia Wine
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The Cartlidge-Forni Family, individually and collectively, have been involved in the Napa Valley wine industry for 4 generations. Charles Forni, immigrated to the Napa Valley in 1903, at age 18, from Lombardy, Italy to join his cousin Antonio Forni, who needed help cutting stone for the Lombarda Cellars. The Red Hills AVA in Lake County is know for its premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes which grow on deep red volcanic soils at high elevations (over 2000 feet). The New world style Sauvignon Blanc is not a typical style but because of unique soil, climate and altitude results in a beautiful wine with full flavor and complexity. The wines we have brought in from this Vineyard are award winners and we are so proud to have them in our portfolio!
In 2012, Antonio Vasques de Carvalho inherited his family's wine cellars, 6 hectares of very old (80 year old+) vines in the Baixo Corgo and about 45,0000 litres of old Ports, (including a rare lot of 1880 Tawny Port set aside by Antonio's great grandfather, Jose Vasques de Carvalho). Anotonio's old friend Luis Vale injected the capital, enabling him to increase it's stock and re-build the winery and barrel cellar at Regua (over which Antonio sleeps, since the cellar is located below his house). Winemaker Jaime Costa is in charge of the portfolio and is thrilled to have such fine and rare aged Port wines at his disposal. When you try this outstanding Port you will fall in love!
Santos & Seixo is a project with the ambition to present high quality wines from different regions of Portugal using the best grapes each region has to offer.
The founders, Alzira dos Santos and Pedro Seixo, brought a new look at the wines of Portugal due to their love for the wine and the passion that both nourish for traveling. Each harvest they select the best grapes frown by the most dedicated producers and passionate winemakers. The vineyards are located in privileged locations as Alto Alentejo and Cima Corgo and Baixo Corgo in Douro. Their Enology team work together with the resident winemakers in the winery basing all the production in the excellence of the grapes. The grapes are carefully chosen and processed in small productions with a minimum intervention that combined modern and traditional. From the production to the aging in barrels in order to maintain the authenticity of the grapes. It is our privilege to represent these beautiful, award winning wines of Santos & Seixo! Check out the Rotas & Santos Da Casa Wines we have brought in from this beautiful part of the world!