The Glorious Life: Wine News

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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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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Glorify Your Picnic

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Just like brunch, picnics are trending more than ever. It’s the combination of all things glorious that make them so appealing: food, wine, and nature. Whether it’s you and your significant other or a group of friends it is bound to be a wonderful day spent. So here is a detailed guide on how to make […]

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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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2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Results


After receiving over 7,000 wine entries from 28 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world, has named its 2016 winners! We’re honored to have made the exclusive 2016 list as 2016 marked the highest number of wine entries ever submitted into the wine […]

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Introducing Our Newest Wine!

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Mark your calendars and clear your schedules to come visit us at the winery on November 1st for the release of our brand new 2012 Demi-Sec. With only 1,000 cases made of the 2012 vintage, this is a special addition to our winery. You may have heard of this term before, maybe at another winery, […]

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Glorious Bites Challenge

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Aged for a minimum of 18 months, our Sonoma Brut shows delicate pear and floral notes with persistent effervescence and an effortless finish, making it a tremendously versatile sparkling wine. This wine is so versatile it can be paired with a wide array of delectable nibbles. As you know, we’re wild about anything food-related and […]

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amfAR LA 2013

As one of the core values of Gloria Ferrer, we focus on giving back and supporting many charities within the local and broader community. We recently had the privilege to be the sole sparkling and still wine sponsor of the amfAR Los Angeles Gala on December 12th, 2013. If you are not familiar with amfAR, […]

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A Bubbly Made for Royalty

Since our 2005 Royal Cuvee was just named one of the Top 100 Wines of 2013 by San Francisco Chronicle, it seemed like the perfect time to talk about what makes this wine just so… Royal. It all began back in the 80’s. 1987 to be exact. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of […]

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