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Christie Family Vineyards

Christie Family Vineyards A passion for independence and an ardent commitment to follow the heart provide the inspiration behind Christie wines. The vineyard takes its name from proprietor Steve Christie Aitken’s Great Grandfather - John Christie Aitken - a rebel union leader in Scotland; and from Grandpa John Christie Aitken, Jr., a bootlegger in Marin County during the prohibition years. Against the wishes of the British monarchy, John Sr. led the movement to unionize his fellow railroad workers. During a campaign to rid the country of dissidents, John was shanghaied. Taken through a trap door in a local pub, he was conscripted into the royal navy, and managed to jump ship in Oregon in 1893, where he temporarily changed his name to “Blackie” to avoid recapture. Upon the death of the queen, John received an automatic pardon and returned to his family name. Steve brings the same free spirit and straightforward, hard-working attitude to winemaking as his ancestors brought to their endeavors. Visitors to the modest redwood barn the Aitkens erected to house the winery are likely to find Steve with some combination of dirt, grease or grape juice on his hands. The siding around the sliding barn door displays the branded initials of Club Christie members. And his son, Jack, is usually playing outside. At Christie, the focus is simple: family coming together to create delicious wines. “We don’t have caves and chandeliers,” says Steve, “but we do have barbecue and horseshoes.”

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851 Limerick lane, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email: info@christievineyards.com
Phone: 707-431-0662 Web: www.christievineyards.com
Fax: 707-431-0662
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Products



  Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich and full bodied with a solid core of dark fruit. Aromas of black cherry, currant and vanilla. Silver Medal 2006 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
  Dry Creek Valley Estate Chardonnay
Luscious flavors of apples tropical fruit and citrus lead into a light refreshing palate. 330 cases produced. Gold Medal 2006 Orange County Fair
  Dry Creek Valley Estate Chardonnay
This refreshing chardonnay offers the best of both worlds showcasing red apple and lemon zest while maintaining a round palate and full finish. 150 cases produced
  Dry Creek Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc
A crisp, tropical nose of passion fruit, banana, and key lime with a hint of clove delivers an effervescent mouthful of kiwi and green apple peel with a creamy rewarding finish.
  Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Black cherry, blueberry, currant, with a hint of black pepper and anise. An elegant wine! 260 cases produced. Double Gold - Savor magazine North of the Gate Wine Competition.
  Russian River Valley Estate Merlot
A soft lush mouth and a long rich finish with aromas and flavors of cherry, toasted oak and vanilla. 286 cases produced. Silver Medal- 2006 Los Angeles County Fair.

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