The wine industry has more twists and turns than a roller coaster. Because of the eclectic concept of growing grapes, you're never quite sure what you're going to get. In other words, there are almost no absolutes. But there are a few and Chacewater Sauvignon Blanc is one of them. Chacewater founder, Paul Manuel, began working for the family construction company while he was in junior high school. Thirty years later, he became the project foreman, controlling over $98 million in total sales. Not bad for a kid.
Wine was always a passion, so in 1988 when the time was right, he and his wife Kellye began designing and building a vineyard on their property in Lake County. In 1993 they negotiated a ten year relationship selling their grapes to Fetzer. In 2004 they began crushing their own grapes and Chacewater was born, but it wasn't until 2011 that they released their first wines, making sure the outcome was perfect.
That's why we love these guys and why we'll jump at the chance to offer their Sauvignon Blanc whenever we can. They've never skipped a beat because when they do, they keep it to themselves. This is costly and difficult, but it assures that the quality is always there and constantly will be.
We believe that Sauvignon Blanc is the finest white wine California can produce, but they're not all created equal. Chacewater knows this grape and has the place to grow it perfectly every time. The fresh herbal scents mixed with white peach is what is ordered for shrimp diablo or trout almandine.