My favorite part of my job is writing about good friends I've known for a long time and am proud to recommend their wines. Jeff Meyers, Vice-President and General Manager of Terra d'Oro is one of them.
Terre d'Oro, aka "golden earth," was once called Montevina. They were one of the Zinfandel pioneers in Amador County nearly 50 years ago. They featured arguably the first superstar winemaker from the Sierra Foothills, Carey Gott (Carey's son, Joel, went on to become a superstar winemaker, too).
A few years later, Sutter Home, another Zinfandel powerhouse, purchased Montevina. Carey left to start his own operation, so Sutter Home installed a young, talented and very personable kid named Jeff Meyers as their winemaker. Sutter Home changed Montevina's name to Terre d'Oro and went on to engage in the largest planting of Italian varietals in California. Jeff was a perfect match and the wines have never been better.
Jeff supervises the largest vineyard of Barbera grapes in California, one of the biggest and boldest wines there is, alongside one of the largest Moscato vineyards in California. Moscato is one of the lightest, most refreshing wines you can find.
Our Moscato fits that description perfectly. Its low alcohol and sugar showcase the apricot, white nectarine and pineapple flavors seamlessly and wrap a robe around the lip-smacking lemon and lime finish.