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Moving to the Chardonnay, I realized I had found a producer that really understands his trade. Showcasing chardonnay in a way I have been seeking out for a number of years. Produced in stainless steel this exemplary chardonnay remains bright, flavorful and keeps the integrity of the grape. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of chardonnays being made in stainless steel but many fall short as some winemakers may be transitioning out of heavily oaked chardonnays to please the mass market's palate. Terra Savia does an extraordinary job at presenting the chardonnay grape in its original and fruity form. I think this has a lot to do with their sustainable practices, experience and passion.
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In addition to their wines, Terra Savia also produces Olive Oil a secret (or not so secret) obsession of mine and honey through cultivating their own bees. Their land also serves as a Wildlife Rescue dedicated to the wise Owls which you will find gracing their label. With over 1000 species of plants and animals thriving on the property, this sounds like much more than just a great place to grow grapes but a wildlife retreat focused on sustainability.
Next time you are in Hopeland, Ca., make an appointment to tour and meet Jim who will tell you all about the Owl adventures happening at their oasis in Mendocino. Visit Terra Savia for more information.