Published September 9, 2013


Small handcrafted family winemakers are more than happy to recommend others nearby. Kachina recommended Nalle, so it was no surprise that we were happily greeted by the entire family. Their history dates back farther than most in the valley and stories like how grandpa was born in the house at the front of the property are captivating.

Nalle has a simple natural winemaking style. Their field blend of head trained vines shows you they let the grapes do what they do best. Their low alcohol wines bring out the bright flavors you may be missing in other wines. But, while the trend is turning toward wines of this style, Nalle has been doing them the same for generations. I guess that makes them pioneers.

More from my appellation adventures in this region.


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