Bella Collina Vineyards - Mendocino County Wine

Mendocino County Wine: Barra of Mendocino Legacy

You might say Charlie Barra was a maverick. He was ahead of his time. Charlie purchased his vineyard in 1955, way ahead of the wine boom bringing many of our pioneering wineries to Napa and Sonoma in the 1960s and 1970s. Starting as a grape grower, he set the standard for Mendocino County wine and … Read more

Kimmel Vineyard Reds -Cattle Ranch to Winemaking

Kimmel Vineyards: From cattle ranch to winemaking

When first meeting Jim Kimmel, one immediately senses his commitment to his family, relatives, the cattle ranch his father and mother, Ed and Lillian Kimmel began in 1963 and the grapes he grows in the vineyard. It is about continuing the family heritage, now seeing its 4th generation. It is carrying on the legacy that … Read more