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Barra of Mendocino

Barra of Mendocino Charlie Barra has been farming grapes in northern Mendocino County, Redwood Valley area, for 50 years. Yes, that makes him a "seasoned grape grower," and one of the best, at that. Charlie's family has a long ancestral history as growers of fine grapes, beginning in Europe, then migrating to California and Mendocino County at the turn of the century. In the 1950's, the Barra Family discovered that the Redwood Valley climate was ideal for growing excellent varietal grapes. All of the grapes used in the wines bearing the BARRA of Mendocino label are grown organically by Charlie at the home ranch, Redwood Valley Vineyards. (The vineyard is certified annually by California Certified Organic Farmers). Redwood Valley Vineyards grows 10 different varieties of grapes, so we have a wide selection from which to choose to add to our line of varietal wines we hope to offer in the future.


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7051 North State Street, Redwood Valley, CA, US, 95470 Email:
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  BARRA of Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon
New release! This wine has had the utmost care from start to finish. The pleasure of tasting starts with the aromas and carries through to the black fruit flavors. The structure is sound, and the finish leaves you wanting more.
  BARRA of Mendocino Muscat Canelli
This is a rich, powerful Muscat made from 10-year-old vines offering tropical fruit, citrus and floral notes with a delicate sweetness. This wine went through a long, cool fermentation to retain the delicate aromas and flavors. Best served chilled as an aperitif or with one of Charlie's favorite desserts - Orange Macadamia Nut Crepes.
  BARRA of Mendocino Petite Sirah
New release! The 46-year-old Petite Sirah vines on which these grapes were grown yield fruit intense with the essence of black cherry and peppery flavors. This wine is perfect for garlic lovers! Try it with raviolis and a rich cream sauce of garlic, prosciutto and asparagus drizzled over the top.
  BARRA of Mendocino Pinot Blanc
The grapes for this wine were grown on 50-year-old vines. This is a bright and tangy wine with crisp melon, citrus and apple flavors. Long on the finish and wonderfully refreshing. Best served chilled with your favorite fish or a big pot of Mendocino coast mussels.
  BARRA of Mendocino Pinot Noir
This is an Burgundian-style Pinot Noir made from grapes grown on 40-year-old vines. It is full-bodied with hints of ripe plum, black cherry and spice. Serve with your favorite pasta dishes or with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing over a spring mix of greens with dried cranberries and toasted pine nuts sprinkled on top.


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