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Wellington Vineyards

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
Wellington Vineyards was founded by the father and son team of John and Peter Wellington. John purchased the winery site in 1986. At that time, it consisted of 20 acres of old vines and a few old fruit and nut trees. The winery was completed in time for the 1989 crush. Wellington Vineyards and winery is located on Dunbar Road nestled between the lovely towns of Glen Ellen and Kenwood.
The estate vineyards consist of 21 acres, 8 of which are 81 to 113 years old. There are 24 diverse varieties in the old vineyard, with the most common being Zinfandel, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache and Syrah. In addition, there are 10 acres of eleven to sixteen year old wines that consist of Merlot, Chardonnay, Marsanne and Syrah. They grow more Merlot than anything else. 
They use a blend of natural and conventional farming practices that promote healthy wines and a healthy environment. Their new, irrigated vineyard blocks have permanent cover crops in order to help refill the soil and to provide habitat for beneficial insects and spiders. Winemaking is convention tailored to each small lot of grapes. There are no standard practices other than utilization of the extreme care in handling grapes and wine. All wines are aged in small oak barrels, clarified by racking and are bottled either unfiltered or with minimal filtration.

Wellington Vineyards’ goal is to produce great wines at a fair price. A significant aspect of this plan is to offer great value is based on direct sales. Wellington Vineyards is also committed to make wines of uncompromising quality with best flavor and aromatic components that reflect the distinctive characteristics of the vineyards from which they come.

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