A Vivid View of Vintage Variation
By Jonathan Cristaldi, The SOMM Journal, May 16, 2023
Heinrich and his team are able to make “more elegant, less aggressive wines that are easy to drink” thanks to practices such as farming by hand—from pruning and thinning to harvest—and planting cover crops.
“The underground caves of B. Wise Vineyards on Moon Mountain are functional, housing the winery’s fermentation and aging areas. Beyond that, they offer one of the wine country’s most unique, inviting spaces. The space is the creation of owners Brion and Ronda Wise. It represents their mutual eclectic aesthetic.
“The caves tunnel to various private alcoves decorated with vintage furnishings, art posters from the 1920s, and mementos acquired during the couple’s travels abroad. A grand central salon features bronze sculptures depicting the Wild West, leather club chairs, and walls filled with whimsical paintings, all lying under a canopy of twinkle lights. The warm, inviting space is the perfect environment to taste the stellar wines from B. Wise.”
Famed Cabernet winemaker just sold his second Napa winery—but this time it’s different
By Jess Lander, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2023
Brion Wise, proprietor of BRION and B. Wise Vineyards, today announces the acquisition of Mark Herold Wines. Founded by Mark Herold, one of California’s most respected winemakers and consultants, his namesake project now joins an established, critically acclaimed portfolio that includes B. Wise Vineyards and BRION – two Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries for which Herold has already been consulting for 13 years.