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Gloria Ferrer Winery

Gloria Ferrer Winery The search began on the East Coast in the 1930s where José Ferrer's father, Pedro, had an import company in New Jersey. But the Spanish Civil War came and the dream was delayed. Finally, in the 1980s, José took up the search. He found that back East wasn't the best place to grow grapes. He looked to California, where the climate is more Mediterranean. He visited the wineries that were already here and made friends. He gathered a lot of information and finally found this place— a cow pasture. A young bull charged José and his son as they set foot on the property. This was in the early 1980s, before the Carneros had become famous for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards. But even then, José knew he had found it, the place he had been searching for. His would be the first sparkling winery established in the Carneros and the first that visitors coming from San Francisco would see upon entering the wine country. He also wanted to build a winery that would remind him of his home in Catalonia, Spain. That's why we have red tiles on our roof, thick walls the color of the Spanish plains and the same hacienda-style archways one finds in every town and village in Spain. He named the wine and winery as a tribute to his wife. In the Ferrer family, women have always played an important role. José's mother, Dolores, ran their winery in Spain for many years after her husband died in the Spanish Civil War. It's no surprise that José named this winery for Gloria.

Directions
From San Francisco (South), take 101 North to 37 East. At Sear's Point (now the location of Infineon Raceway), take the Carneros Highway (Hwy. 121) North. Turn left 1/4 mile past the Schellville Airport. Approximate driving time: 1 hour. From the East Bay (South/East), take 80 North to 37 West. At Sear's Point, take the Carneros Highway (Hwy. 121) North. Turn left 1/4 mile past the Schellville Airport. Approximate driving time: 1 hour. From Sacramento (East), take 80 South to 12 West. And then 29 North. Make a left onto the Carneros Highway (Hwy. 121). Turn left at the 121/116 junction. Go one mile and turn right. Approximate driving time: 1.5 hours. From Santa Rosa Area (North/West), take Hwy. 101 South (towards San Francisco). In Petaluma, take the E. Washington St. exit. Turn left (east) onto E. Washington St. Turn right onto Adobe Rd. At intersection with Hwy. 116 (5 miles) turn left. At intersection with Hwy. 121 (also called Arnold Dr.) go straight 1/2 mile. Approximate driving time: 45 min.


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23555 Highway 121, Sonoma, CA, US, 95476 Email: info@gloriaferrer.com
Phone: 707-933-1917 Web: www.gloriaferrer.com
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Products



  Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs
Made from 100% Chardonnay, this medium bodied sparkling wine comes alive with crisp flavors of green apple, citrus, and Asian pear. Notes of toast and vanilla result in a clean finish on this exceptional sparkler.
  Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs
A distinctive blend of 92% Pinot and 8% Chardonnay, this light-bodied sparkling wine displays a slight pink color, resulting from a special pressing technique. Enduring flavors of ripe strawberries and cherries.
  Gloria Ferrer Brut Rosé
A triumphant full-bodied blend of primarily Pinot Noir. Intense fruit flavors of ripe strawberry and spicy cranberry. The unique salmon color of this sparkler is the result of its creation in the traditional, dry, rosé style. Very limited!
  Gloria Ferrer Carneros Chardonnay
This wine is rich and structured with a bouquet of citrus, apples and pears. The flavors are balanced by smoke, caramel and vanilla.
  Gloria Ferrer Carneros Merlot
Following up on our enormously successful inaugural release in 1999. Underscoring our conviction that truly balanced and expressive Merlots can only be cultivate in cooler climates, we selected this variety for our estate vineyard in Carneros. Our hillside Merlot block possesses clay soils similar to those of Pomerol, the cornerstone Merlot appellation of Bordeaux. A moderate growing season in the North Coast coupled with an absence of rain, forged a silky, finely structured wine that will age gracefully into the next decade.
  Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir
Made from seven distinct Pinot Noir clones this wine showcases the diversity of our estate vineyard. There are flavors of ripe cherry and berry fruit with hints of smoke, bacon and earth that lead to long silky finish.
  Gloria Ferrer Carneros Syrah
Offering hints of white pepper, violet, and cassis enhanced with cinnamon and subtle smoke notes from eleven months in oak barrels.
  Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay, José S. Ferrer Selection
Distinctive aromas of perfumed peach, citrus, and green apple are laced with roasted crème brulee notes. The flavors echo the aromas, leading to a lush mid-palate with a substantial backbone and crisp acidity. This balanced, expressive wine will age well with considerable grace.
  Gloria Ferrer Pinot Noir Rosé
Equally delicious as and aperitif,as the centerpiece of a picnic blanket or with a sumptuous feast, dry rosé is an eminently versatile wine with a well-known affinity for a broad variety of cuisine
  Gloria Ferrer Pinot Noir, Gravel Knob
Rocky, well-drained soils, an ideal orientation and frequent exposure to wind combine to yield Pinot Noir with exotic aromas and flavors and a supple, framed structure.
  Gloria Ferrer Pinot Noir, Rust Rock Terrace
Rocky, well-drained soils, an ideal orientation and frequent exposure to wind combine to yield Pinot Noir with exotic aromas and flavors and a supple, framed structure.
  Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvée
A medium-bodied blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Bouquets of toasted bread and nut resulting from its six plus years on the yeast combine with a finish of strawberry, cherry, apple, and spice.
  Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut
This light-bodied, delicate blend of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay exhibits the traditional flavors of crisp apples and luscious pears.

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