This is where we try to keep you up to date on general news issues. Please refer to our blog for more indepth stories, musings, and commentary from Alan and Serena. If you are looking for press links, we aggregated them in the Press Links tab. If you are seeking our events, all those have been gathered under the Events tab.
April 30, 2013: Startle.com: What are the best boutique wineries in Napa or Sonoma?
See what correspondant Marcy Gordon recommends. Read the article
March 25, 2013: 7x7SF: And the winner of the Pinot Cup Trophy ....
A delightful recap by Jay Barmann of the eigth annual Pigs and Pinot competion. "...In our opinion, having tasted maybe a third of what was there before we threw in the towel, the finest bottles were from Merry Edwards, VML, Cartograph, and Kosta Browne." Read the article
March 8, 2013: San Francisco Chronicle: Park it here for wine, cheese, and art
Carey Sweet wrote a wonderful article that captures the essence of our tasting room, Garagiste Healdsburg. Read the article
Dec. 4 & 11, 2012: Red Slice: Follow Your Dream
A two part interview by Maria Ross exploring what got Alan inspired to get into the wine business and the lessons he has learned in launching a brand. Read the article
Dec. 3, 2012: USA Today: Winemakers Blend Tradition with Technology
We had a great conversation with reporter Laura Petrecca about how we use technology to connect things that are happening with Cartograph to our audience. Read the article
Nov. 24, 2012: Our online store is being rebuilt
Just wanted to let you know that we are in the process of rebuilding our online store. The store will still be up and running but changes will be happening. In the meantime, feel free to contact us directly at email@example.com or 707.836.3732 if you have any questions or run into a glitch when placing an order.
Nov. 7, 2012: The Bohemian: Cartograph Draws It's Own Map
James McKinght came by to hear about how Cartograph was created. Read the article
Oct. 31, 2012: New Releases for Fall 2012
The new releases for this fall are the two vineyard designate wines: the 2010 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir and the 2010 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir. Both wines were released to the Cartograph Circle in early October and will be in the tasting room starting today.
Oct. 19, 2012: Forbes: What's Wrong With a Vintage Mentality?
Richard Betts suggests that "information flow that, if used appropriately, will allow us to drink richly and more intelligently and without missing the point of it all." Read the article
August 31, 2012: Rosé of Pinot Noir is sold out
It's all gone - the 750ml bottles and the 375mls. Thank you for your support and we heard loud and clear the requests to increased production.
May 31, 2012: New Releases for Spring 2012
Our new releases for the spring are the 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir, the 2011 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer, and the 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir. All three wines will be featured on our tasting room menu.
May 9, 2012: Press Democrat article on the tasting room!
We had a great visit with Virginia Boone of the Press Democrat. She was impressed by how we are trying to bring a different flavor to the Garagiste Healdsburg tasting room. Here is the link to her article: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...
April 24, 2012: A visit to the tasting room by blogger Travel.Eat.Love
Please read Meghan's review of her visit to our new microwiney and tasting room, Garagiste Healdsburg. http://traveleatlove.com/2012/04/wine-road-barrel-tasting/
Aug. 1, 2011: Tasting Room Pouring Menu
What are we pouring in the tasting room? Currently our line up is the 2009 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir, the 2009 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the 2010 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer. Come join us for a tasting!
July 11, 2011: Tasting Room Opening in July
We're rapidly cranking through the final list of to do's so very soon we will be announcing the opening date. The location of the tasting room, if you are in Healdsburg and want to stick your head in to see our progress is: 439 Healdsburg Avenue. We are located between Costeaux Bakery and the Sanderson Ford dealership (your Google Map may point you in the wrong direction right now - we are fixing that). Look for the Garagiste Healdsburg sign on the building and you will find us!
June 19, 2011: New Releases
We had a great time pouring the new vintages as Pinot Days in San Francisco on Saturday June 18 (blog post will be posted on 6/21). The 2009 Floodgate Vineyard Pinot Noir and the 2009 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir showed beautifully and are ready to be released. The 2010 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer is also ready just in time for these hot days of summer. Soon, we'll send out an email to the mailing list folks letting them know the wines are available for purchase before we release it to the public.
Jan. 16, 2011: Cartograph in the news
A lovely piece about Cartograph in Artful Living magazine.
Dec. 6, 2010: Cartograph 2008 Pinot Noir Is Sold Out!
Thanks to everyone who helped make our first year a smashing success! We had a great response to our inaugural release of the Cartograph wines and this means they moved fast. The Pinot is all gone but we still have 2009 Gewürztraminer available.
We've been looking hard at our 2009 Pinot Noir hoping it would be ready to release a little earlier than planned but I think we'll wait till next spring to let the luscious 2009 Pinots out of the winery. If you want to make sure you hear about future releases please join our mailing list. (top column on the left) You'll get advanced access to mailing list only wine and event offers.
Nov. 12, 2010: Two New Partners
We are delighted to let you know that you can find Cartograph wines in two new locations in California.
La Folie Lounge and Restaurant www.lafolie.com
La Folie is an absolutely wonderful, Michelin star, French restaurant in San Francisco. We had the pleasure of meeting George Passot who manages their wine program at the Family Winemakers event we poured at this past September. George has put our 2009 Floodgate Vineyard Gewürztraminer on the list at La Folie and his brother, Chef Roland Passot, has paired it with the Foie Gras Soup for the autumn chef tasting menu.
Carpe Vino www.carpevinoauburn.com
Stop in on your way north to Tahoe and say hello to Drew Moffat, co-owner of Carpe Vino. Drew specializes in small wine producers and short run, hard to find wines. In addition, to a wonderful wine selection, Carpe Vino has a wonderful restaurant, petanque court, garden, wine club, and all sorts of exciting wine tasting events. Drew featured the Cartograph 2008 Two Pisces Vineyard Pinot Noir as a wine club selection this month.
Aug. 10, 2010: Cartograph Winery Launches With Story Mapped Inside &Outside the Bottle
How did an NPR podcast and a social media facilitated wine project turn into Cartograph?
June 17, 2010: Cartograph Wines Inaugural Release
After years of dreaming, and many months of planning and wine making, we are releasing the first vintages of Cartograph wines! You can now order these limited release wines.
May 25, 2010: Almost there...
Find out why we have been so quiet with news recently
April 16, 2010: Labels for the bottles
Cartograph labels have arrived!