Wine Club World Announces New Member Winery For Month Of September

Continuing their tradition of working with ultra-premium boutique wineries, members in September will receive selections from Alma Sol Winery.

Having established themselves in just two short years as one of the premier wine of the month clubs to focus exclusively on small batch wineries from throughout California, Wine Club World has made another bold move in that direction. Their newest member winery regularly produces less than 600 cases a year, but that has not stopped them from constantly earning high marks and helping redefine the Paso Robles AVA.

“We are thrilled to pair up with Alma Sol Winery for the month of September,” said Jennifer Finnell, one of four owners of the boutique wine of the month club based out of Santa Barbara, California. Previous wines and wineries of California that were featured by this fast growing young enterprise include Lion’s peak, Standing Sun and, also from the Paso Robles region, Falcone Family Winery. “This choice continues our tradition of partnering with small regional wineries that produce exceptional wine, with a dedication to the highest quality, who have had little or no exposure outside of their region.”

Founded in 2002 by husband and wife John and Lisa, with a focus on producing a superior Cabernet Sauvignon, Alma Sol Winery sourced almost all of their grapes – which also include Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and the region’s signature grape, Zinfandel – from the Paso Robles region. Their first vintage, a 2009 Cabernet, was awarded a score of 90 by Wine Enthusiast.

Since then they have continued to produce a limited amount of exceptional wines, including a Meritage as well as their own signature blend. They have also created an Almazden style dessert wine, the first such wine to be one of the featured wines of the month for Wine Club World.

“We want to help our members learn about all the different ways that wine can be enjoyed, “Finnell said when explaining the process that goes into deciding which of the member wineries wines will be selected by Wine Club World. “With autumn coming on, we felt like this was a perfect time to introduce this bolder semi sweet dessert wine, perfect for cool evenings.”

It is also the perfect time to select a vineyard from Paso Robles. One of the fastest growing wine regions in the country, the decision was finally made late last year by the Alcohol and Tobacco tax and Trade Bureau – the organization that determined the parameters of the country’s American Viticultural Areas – to help consumers and producers alike to split the divide of the sprawling region from one AVA into 11.

This “is the beginning of an education effort about Paso Robles, which itself is an enormous AVA,” said Jason Hass, General Manager of the Tablas Creek Vineyard, located in the region. He was speaking with the Washington Post when he cited the recent growth in the Paso wine industry. “The region’s in a good place right now to have these discussions.” Finnell agreed, pointing out that while most people simply think of Napa Valley as one region, there are actually 14 AVAs in that area.

For more information on Alma Sol Winery, please visit their website:

**Jack Terry is a freelance writer who has been covering the wine and spirits industry for more than 20 years.

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