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Wine Enthusiast Awards our Chardonnay a 91!

Amy Nicole Marietta
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Good news from the Barn Vineyard yet again! Our 2015 Chardonnay just earned itself a score of 91 from Wine Enthusiast!  Our wine rating and review will appear in their online wine database in September.  

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Stargazer Barn Wins at North of the Gate Wine Competition 2017

Amy Nicole Marietta
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Each year, more than 300 wines are entered in the North of the Gate Wine Competition at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair to face fierce evaluation and appraisal by a nine-judge panel of sommeliers, connoisseurs, and veteran winemakers.  The competition is stiff, as this Wine Competition highlights the viticulture regions north of Sa

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Where Can I Ship Wine?

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Can You Buy Wine Online?

The online marketplace and direct delivery has made online shopping a completely different endeavor than a couple decades ago.  Ecommerce has opened doors to unbelievably convenient shopping and allows us to explore, discover, and experience products that may have not been available to us otherwise. 

Selling and shipping across state lines does have its complications, particularly when it comes to alcohol.  The complex rules and regulations may have many people wondering, “Where exactly can I ship wine?”

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Why are some wines labeled un-fined and unfiltered?

Amy Nicole Marietta
What are unfined wines?

Why are some wines labeled un-fined and unfiltered?

It sounds like a warning, “beware, this wine will have lots of smudge and debris at the bottom of the bottle.” And why would the winemaker want to advertise this?

If you see these terms on a wine label, the winemaker is trying to tell the consumer something and it does not have to do with debris at the bottom. At its core it is a statement of confidence in the quality and longevity of the wine.

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Holiday Wine Guide

Amy Nicole Marietta
Holiday Wine Guide

"Pinot goes with poultry" so you will want to have a nice Pinot Noir on your table if you are serving turkey. Alas, ours is still in the barrel, but we recommend looking for a classic Russian River Pinot (Sonoma County, CA), and you won't be disappointed.

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What is Semillon?

Amy Nicole Marietta
What is Semillion?

“What is Semillon?” 

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Stargazer Barn wins Gold and Silver at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Amy Nicole Marietta
SF Chronical Wine Awards 2016

Greetings wine lovers! We are proud to announce a BIG win for our hand-crafted wines at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

We had a great showing at this years competition.

 

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Humboldt State Wine and Chocolate

Amy Nicole Marietta
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Stargazer Barn is based in Arcata, California, way up the coast, almost to the Oregon border. Our flower farm is tucked between redwood forests, the north end of Humboldt Bay, and the Pacific Ocean, which pounds the shoreline about a mile from where the tulips and lilies grow. Our winery is about 35 miles inland, along the Wild and Scenic Trinity River.

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Trinity River Vineyards Wins Silver at the Sunset International Wine Competition

Amy Nicole Marietta
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We are pround to announce that our Trinity River Vineyard’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has won a silver medal at the Sunset International Wine Competition held in Menlo Park, CA.

This is the first time a Humboldt County wine has placed in this elite competition. Trinity River Vineyards is the sister winery of Stargazer Barn. Winemaker Wil Franklin creates all our wines, from start to finish and we are thrilled with this recognition.

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Perfect Wine for Spring

Amy Nicole Marietta
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One of the greatest joys of farming, be it flowers, food, or wine-grapes is the connection to the seasons.  For the grape grower, spring is more than just renewal, it is a time of re-engagement with the soil, the wind and the vines.

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