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Great wine, award winning wine for the more demanding consumer, requires winemaking techniques that take no shortcuts and that make absolutely no compromise on quality. At Bel Vino we strictly adhere to the best winemaking practices by employing classic Old World, small batch, handcrafted winemaking methods. Every winemaking step is specifically tailored to each wine varietal for each year, and each red wine varietal is oak barrel aged for a great finish. Our methods and practices are the same as those employed by the best wineries in the world, such as those in Napa, Sonoma and the Bordeaux region in France, and the results speak loudly. Notice to the left the many awards earned by Bel Vino wine for just one year, 2016, including a 92 rating from Wine Enthusiast for the Winery’s Cabernet Franc.
It’s impossible to have good, much less great, wine without having high quality grapes. Outstanding grapes require high standards in vineyard management coupled with a great growing area (soil and climate). At Bel Vino we are blessed with some of the best soil and climate characteristics in the world for grape growing, the Temecula Valley Wine Country of Southern California. Equally important is how Bel Vino manages it vineyards for best grape quality. Our Winery is devoted to producing the finest wines, and for that reason we focus on growing premium grapes year in and year out.
George Bursick is one of the most accomplished winemakers in California. A Sonoma County native, he earned a B.A. in Botany-Plant Physiology at California State University, and a Master of Science in Enology from the University of California, Davis. For over 35 years Mr. Bursick has made outstanding wines as head winemaker for some of California’s biggest wineries, including a 20+ year stint at Ferrari-Carano, taking that winery from startup to 500,000 cases per year. He has won too many prestigious awards to list here, but many of them can be reviewed on his web site, and much more information about this world class winemaker is also available at: Bursick Wine.