Saturday, 03 November 2012 19:56

International Wine and Spirits Fair

Join us at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair - November 8th, 9th, and 10th! 


Check us out at the RJW wine show booth to taste the new vintages from all the Four Sisters Ranch Vineyards including the Serena's Vineyard Syrah and Private Reserve, and Red Hat Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Winemaker's Reserve.

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I am especially excited to be a featured speaker presenting"Why Wine - The Health Benefits of Wine" by Dr. Serena M. Friedman, M.D.

The presentation will take place November 10th at the Speaker's Program in the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair.  Join me to discover how drinking a glass a day can significantly improve your lifespan.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 22:47

Our Wine Story

Four Sisters Ranch - SERENA’'S VINEYARD Story 

about wine 01Four Sisters Ranch is located in the Paso Robles AVA.  For the last 24 years we have been growers, producing grapes and bulk wines for multiple renowned wineries, in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Texas and also for worldwide distribution.  In 2008 we bottled (with great pride and passion) 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot wines under our own label. Since then we have many vintages of our award winning wines. Our wine is: “" food friendly, very approachable, unexpected pleasure”…..Chris Miller-Sommelier-SPAGOS RESTAURANT in Beverly Hills."


Paso Robles, sometimes called “the next Napa”, is known for its favorable microclimates and limestone rich soils. This, combined with warm days and cool nights, fosters the best out of the grapes resulting in exceptional depth of flavors and long finishes to the wine.  Our ranch is a family affair named after our four daughters, Sacheen, Elan, Toccara, and Sierra, who each contribute uniquely to our success. As medical doctors Michael and Serena are excited about the cardiovascular health benefits of our wine.
The wines made from our grapes have won many accolades and awards, including medals at the Shanghai China Sommeliers Wine Challenge of 2010, the 2010 and 2012 Orange County Wine Society, the 2009 and 2012 Central Coast Wine Competition, and other awards.

Our wines have been served at many locations in California, including the Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Universal, the Westlake Inn, fine restaurants, such as Wolfgang Puck’s Bistro in Los Angeles, wine shops and other venues, and in Nashville, Tennessee and New York. We have served our wine at events at Universities in California, and New Jersey and several times at the Reagan Presidential Library. 

about wine 02We have “hands on” experience producing these wines.  More than 24 years ago when we bought raw land on Highway 46 East in Paso Robles, California we planted our first vineyard. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is an optimal area for growing the Rhone varietals of grapes.  With unbounded enthusiasm we transformed beautiful land with rolling hills and oak trees into a vineyard called Oak Creek Vineyard.  There was no well, no electricity to pump the water, no irrigation pipes, no trellises or drip lines and no grape plants when we began. We carefully observed and learned from the development of that vineyard the necessary steps to produce a vineyard that consistently provides grapes for award winning wines.
 With this success, we were able to purchase additional land on the Estrella River bank in the Paso Robles area.  We named this land the Four Sisters Ranch in honor of our four daughters.  After years of attending viticulture classes, working with experienced professionals and consultants we started developing the Four Sisters Ranch into the vineyard it is today.  From putting in our first irrigation pipes, to choosing the clones and trellises, to supervising the harvest and the wine production we are “hands-on” in making these wines come to life. Serena’s Vineyard is the area near the Estrella Riverbank. We work with our winemaker to insure the rich blackberry Syrah and the classy lush mouth feel of our Cabernet comes through.


TOP QUALITY:

We know how competitive the wine business has become and are quite mindful that quality is the key grapes-hanging-on-vineto our success.  In order to achieve consistent wine quality our approach from the beginning has been to be involved in all critical decision making.  We selected the land, evaluated the soils, decided on the rootstocks and clones, and chose the spacing of the rows, type and adjustment of the trellising, irrigation systems, and canopy to allow just the right amount of light and air to bring the grapes to their highest potential. We also decided on fertilization, watering, thinning of the plants, timing of the harvest, selection of the winemakers, and “fine tuning” of the wine for premium quality.  We are out there in the vineyard to ensure the best outcome for the grapes and to produce the best product.  Nature plays a role, of course, but we have selected the best lots of our grapes and have given them extra care and attention. We use sustainable farming practices on the vineyard to preserve the environment, such as cover crops, irrigation and canopy management, wetland protection, mechanical in-row tilling, erosion control, and minimal use of pesticides and herbicides, when possible recycling of the glass, etc.  We take great pride and are passionate in what we are doing. 

 

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sr350Serena's Vineyard & Four Sisters Ranch are located in the famous Paso Robles AVA. For over 24 years we have been growers, producing grapes and bulk wines for multiple renowned wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Texas and also for worldwide distribution.

In 2008, with great pride and passion, we began to bottle Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot under our own label.

Our prior and newest vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, including our Private and Winemaker Reserve wines, are now available to purchase. Currently our wines are sold in California, the greater United States and China.

The Promise Of Paso Robles

Esteemed wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. believes the Paso Robles area of the Central Coast shows some of the greatest potential in all of California. In fact, Paso Robles Syrah was ranked the number one wine in the world in 2010 by Wine Spectator.

Paso Robles, sometimes called “ Napa South”, is known for its favorable microclimates and limestone rich soils. This, combined with warm days and cool nights, fosters the best out of the grapes resulting in exceptional depth of flavors and a long finish to the wine.  Our Four Sisters Ranch is a family affair named after our four daughters, Sacheen, Elan, Toccara, and Sierra, who each contribute uniquely to our success. As medical doctors, we (Michael and Serena) are especially excited about the cardiovascular health benefits of our wine.

August2005-35mm42The wines made from our grapes have won many accolades and awards, including medals at the Shanghai China Sommeliers Wine Challenge of 2010, the 2010 and 2012 Orange County Wine Society, the 2009 and 2012 Central Coast Wine Competition, and other awards.  Four Sisters Ranch wines were reviewed in Food and Beverage International.

We began grape growing more than 23 years ago when we acquired land on Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. We transformed beautiful land with rolling hills and oak trees into a vineyard called Oak Creek Vineyard and then cultivated the Four Sisters Ranch near the Estrella River.

We work with our winemaker to ensure the rich blackberry Syrah and the classy lush mouth feel of our Cabernet comes through.  Our California Merlot has striking flavors of black cherries, plums and a soft, smooth finish to compliment all food cuisines. 

We embrace sustainability practices to be eco-friendly and socially responsible. Additionally, our unique position as both medical doctors and winemakers has compelled us to promote antioxidant health benefits of wine. Dr. Serena Friedman has been able to address these health benefits as a keynote speaker at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair and in Yantai, China.

Our wines have been featured at many locations in California, including the renowned Spago, Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Universal, Westlake Village Inn, Grand Vista Hotel, golf clubs, fine restaurants, wine shops and more.  You can often find us pouring our wine at events throughout the country.  Be sure to check out our blog for the latest news and events!

Check out the amazing praise we received from Food and Beverage International!

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Cabernet

"A laidback and balanced wine makes this Cabernet easy on the palate. It offers a sophisticated floral nose with hints of violet, black currants, cherries, chocolate, and yes, vanilla, that heightened this drinker’s curiosity. The wine’s subtle tannins make for a light mouthful, and soft fruit flavors provide a pleasant hint of sweetness. A great wine to pair with lighter grilled meats, honey walnut prawns, or a braised lamb shank."

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Syrah

"Hold this glass up to the sunlight and revel in the beautiful gem like hues. A light, highly drinkable wine with great legs make this Syrah a great compliment to warm summer evenings with friends. Its wall of floral nose with a hint of leather offers a dry, subtle fruit palate that builds to a lingering, balanced finish with a hint of spice. Grill up some salmon and enjoy, but this drinkable wine will go great with anything you’ve got going."

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Merlot

"These Merlot grapes, from the coastal regions of California, where the Pacific Ocean fog creates cool nights, result in balanced flavorful wine: tastes of black cherries, plums and figs come alive, ending in a smooth soft finish, crisp acidity and ripe fruit flavors, with deep red hues and full structure, aged on oak and goes well with meats, rice, poultry, pasta, vegetarian dishes and conversation."

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