From the beginning, C.G. Di Arie Vineyard and Winery has based its approach to winemaking on a simple premise: implement meticulous viticultural practices in order to grow and source the finest fruit from the Sierra Foothills. In the year 2000, owner Chaim Gur-Arieh and his wife Elisheva purchased their 209-acre parcel of uncultivated land in the region’s Shenandoah Valley, knowing the temperate climate and rugged geography had the capability of producing mountain fruit of superior character and concentration. Prior to becoming a winemaker, Chaim, born in Istanbul, Turkey, had earned a Masters and Ph.D. in food science with minors in biochemistry and chemical engineering. Chaim had a long and successful career as a food scientist, food developer and businessman, with involvement in the development of such food products as Cap’n Crunch Cereal, Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing, Power Bars, and Pudding Cups. Chaim decided to pursue his life-long dream of creating world class wines after selling his food development and flavor company in 1998. In his new role as owner and winemaker of C.G. Di Arie Vineyard and Winery, Chaim develops innovative winemaking techniques including a patent pending ‘submerged cap’ device used during fermentation of his red wines. Since 2001, C.G. Di Arie’s wines have maintained a recognizable style of elegance and grace, with incredible complexity and balance that continue to make this winery a regional stand-out.
C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery
Platinum Plus! Selection - 91 Points Wine & Spirits magazine
- C.G. Di Arie2007 Petite Sirah
- Shenandoah Valley
- Sierra Foothills
- 91 - Wine & Spiritsid: 792