Anaba – A Sonoma Winery

Anaba entrance

Today we bring your attention to a sustainable winery creating stellar Rhone style blends as well as dessert wines, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. I’m always ready for any excuse to open a bottle of Anaba wine. Director of Winemaking and Vineyard Operations, Jennifer Marion, along with proprietor John Sweazey, provide the perfect conditions and techniques for their award-winning wines to be created. Recently, Anaba wines received three silver medals and one bronze medal from the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Anaba award-winning wines

Two of the silver medals were for Anaba’s dessert wines, Sonoma Valley White “Aero Port” and Sonoma Valley Red “Aero Port.” The other silver medal went to Anaba’s 2007 Sonoma Valley Coriol Red Wine – a Rhone style blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, and Counoise. The winner of the bronze medal was another Rhone style blend – Anaba’s 2008 Sonoma Valley Coriol White Wine. Each Anaba wine is a delicious work of art.

The view from Anaba

You can experience Anaba wines firsthand in the tasting room open daily or on their outdoor patio. Just make sure to hold on to your hat. The anabatic winds so crucial to the development and rippening of Anaba grapes average 15 mph. The anabatic winds inspired more than the “Anaba” name. In December 2009 Anaba became the first winery in Northern California to have a 45′ high wind turbine placed on their property for wind power to support winery operations. Do not miss this family-owned winery creating superior wines on your next wine tour with Pure Luxury!

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