Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Alfred's domaine for sale

Word arrives today that Domaine Alfred, a small Edna Valley winery renowned for its pinot noir and chardonnay, is for sale for $30 million.

DA is one of my favorite stops in Edna Valley, largely because I'm a big pinot noir fan, and they also have a very drinkable and affordable red blend called DA Red.

I mentioned Domain Alfred in the newly relaunched Vintages magazine that came out in March. Here's what I said:

"I was delighted to find the 2004 chardonnay that my mother recently raved about — and paid $80 for in New York’s Gramercy Tavern restaurant — for sale in the tasting room for just $24. As more of a red wine drinker, I was even more delighted to find that I liked it — my mother and I rarely have the same taste in anything. I promptly plucked up a bottle."
If you haven't come across a copy of Vintages in one of the county's many tasting rooms, you can view and dowload a PDF version here.

Read more on the potential Domaine Alfred sale here.

And let's hope that whoever purchases the property keeps what thousands of fans love about Terry Speizer's wines.