Wine Enthusiast Ratings

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We have recently received ratings from Wine Enthusiast! We sent 3 wines: 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2013 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, and 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. We are happy to announce that both the Russian River Valley Chardonnay and the Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel were rated at 90 points or higher! This just adds to the numerous accolades that have been awarded to both the Chardonnay and Dry Creek Zinfandels, which have both won a Gold Medal. Though we may be new, our wine is being seen as equal or better to the wines that have been around for ages.

The Ektimo Bird

Ektimo birdA common question we get in the tasting room is about our label. What kind of bird is it? Does it have any significance to our brand? Actually, the bird is a concept design based on all types of wading birds, such as cranes, herons and egrets. We chose this design because we have a small pond on our property, and every now and again you’ll find a blue heron or egret calmly walking through the water. The crane is also a symbol of luck and good fortune in many Asian cultures. Lucky us!