Hidden away in the foothills of a dormant volcano in Lake County, just north of Napa Valley, Sol Rouge Vineyard and Winery is crafting under-the-radar, award winning wines. Sol Rouge gets its name from the red soils that blanket the region and contribute to the unique quality of the wines. Residing in the Red Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area) Sol Rouge sits at elevations over 1800 feet, allowing the vines to bask in the sun above the fog line.
France's Rhone and Bordeaux varietals are the specialty and focus of Sol Rouge. At the helm of this inspiring and innovative new winery is Bryan Kane, Co-Owner and Winemaker. Recently retired from a successful career in the software industry, Bryan now focuses on a "non-intervention" philosophy, allowing the wines to reflect the vineyard from which they originate. With a number of awards under his belt by the American Fine Wine Competition, Wine Enthusiast and others, Bryan and Sol Rouge are worth following into the future.
Acquiring these voluptuous wines is no easy feat due to the minuscule amounts produced. Purchasing is not open to the public and can only be achieved through their allocation list. Rooted in giving, Sol Rouge's partnership supports great causes and allows Cellar Angels' members access to these ultra-small production wines for a limited time during the year.
Winemaker and Co-owner:
- Winemaker of the Year 2015 by American Fine Wine Competition
- Seven of Sol Rouge's nine wines received 91+ points by Wine Enthusiast