Two guys. A warehouse. Amazing wines. Meet Crux Winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County.
What started as two neighbors with a serious passion for wine has since turned into an impressive small production portfolio of Rhone-inspired wines. Winemakers/Owners Brian Callahan and Steven Gower initially planted their own vineyards, situated above the fogline, in the northern part of the Russian River Valley. They wanted to make wine with the less commonly found Rhone varietals – Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc and Viognier – which thrive in the warmer, northern part of the AVA. In close proximity to both Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley, their vines sit at the crossroads, or transitional zone, of the AVAs which inspired the name, “Crux”.
SIP Virtual Wine Tasting with Winemakers Steve Gower and Brian Callahan
We chatted with Winemakers Brian Callahan and Steve Gower on SIP Virtual Wine Tasting. The duo shared more details about the reason they decided to plant and make Rhone style wines, the unique tasting room experience and their plans for the winery. During the interview we tasted the limited production Crux Winery 2016 GSM Red Blend.
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