The Glorious Life: On the Estate

A Note from Mike Crumly – Fall in the Vineyards


Now that harvest has come to an end, our vineyard crew settles down and takes their much need vacations. Although the most important season of the year has commenced, there are still a few housekeeping items to tend to make sure everything in the vineyards is set up to go smoothly come next year’s grape […]

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2016 Glorious Bites Challenge Final Event

Chera Little of Leander, Texas, is the winner of the 2016 Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Glorious Bites Competition and has earned bragging rights, a custom glass trophy and a check for $5000. Her Miso-Maple Glazed Cod Wonton-Cho’s with Crispy Bok Choy Slaw has been deemed this year’s most glorious appetizer recipe in the country […]

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Mike Crumly Talks About our Fermentation Process


Although the grapes have been harvested and pressed, there are further steps to take in order to make these grapes into the wine we know and love. Our VP of Production, Mike Crumly, walks us through this process from the fermenter to the oak barrels. L1 was harvested on August 20th.  The grapes had a two […]

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Mike Crumly Speaks on the Progress of Harvest 2016


Mike Crumly, explains to us, why Carneros is a great wine growing region and how harvest is progressing. Along with the process of fermentation, first press, and bottling. Read on for his enticing update: “To all my friends once again, We are following the course of Teb’s vine from planting, to grapes, to crusher, through fermentation, […]

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30 Years of Memorable Events


As we celebrate thirty glorious years since the opening of our winery, we look back on the various events we have hosted at the winery over the years. From events celebrating our Catalan heritage to club-exclusive lobster feasts, it’s easy to reminisce on all of the great times. Please join us and divulge into memory lane […]

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Mike Crumly Tells the Story in the Vineyards


Our VP of Production, Mike Crumly, continues to tell the story of Teb’s grapes in the vineyards with an overall glorious re-cap of our 2016 harvest, complete with beautiful action shots and vivid details: “Due to the overwhelming response to my email last Saturday, I thought it would be fun to follow the fate of […]

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A Note from Mike Crumly, VP of Production

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As our 2016 Harvest begins our vineyard managers are busy from the early hours of the morning to the late hours into the night. It is a time they take great pride in, with a serious commitment to perfecting each harvest year after year. Our VP of Production, Mike Crumly, sent a company-wide note filled with […]

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Gloria Ferrer’s Glass Collection

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Gloria Ferrer has always had a passion for glass collecting. It began while on a trip to Venice, Italy when her father bought her first flute, a beautiful red Murano crystal glass with a golden dauphine in the stem. Ever since then she has collected a glorious glass from every trip she has taken. As […]

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José & Gloria Ferrer’s Story

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In the 70’s José and Gloria Ferrer first came to Sonoma, at the end of a California road trip. They fell in love with the area, the name Valley of the Moon, and they dreamt to someday build a winery in Sonoma. In 1982 they stumbled upon a plot of wide open land with sloping […]

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Tasting Room Evolution


Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was the first sparkling wine house to be built in Carneros. Our culture has often been notable as a combination of vibrant Spanish tradition and casual Sonoma County elegance. This year we celebrate thirty years and reminisce on the changes over the years. This blog celebrates the renovation of our beloved winery, Tasting Room, and Vista Terrace and how it has always maintained its Spanish heritage and Catalan architectural influence.

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How to Throw a Glorious Garden Spring Party


Spring has SPRUNG (here in California at least). The vineyard rows are lined with wildflowers. It’s such a beautiful site that we’re throwing a garden themed party, Bubbles & Blooms, at the winery on April 9, 2016 to showcase the seasonal beauty that spring brings, after all, celebrating is what we do best.  We turned to […]

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Celebrating Spring

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Spring is around the corner. We love spring because it’s the time the valley comes alive! Each spring the Sonoma hills are blanketed with wild flowers and it’s common to see mustard flowers in full bloom in our vineyard rows. To celebrate this lively time of year we’ve decided to throw our first ever Bubbles & […]

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2015 Glorious Bites Finals


Four finalists were flown in from around the country and on Saturday October 10th, 2015 they competed for the Glorious Bites title and a $5,000 grand prize. The event took place at our winery in sunny, picturesque Sonoma, California. Guests and friends alike gathered in the arbor for this glorious event. Emcee Leslie Sbrocco kicked off the day by […]

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Summer Wine & Music Series at Gloria Ferrer

Unwind, relax and join us at the end of your day for a glass of bubbly and live music out on our vista terrace. Starting Thursday July 9th, we will be hosting our Summer Wine & Music Series every Thursday evening throughout the month. Small bites will be available for purchase along with our award […]

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