I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that our wine sale continues this week. Traffic and sales have been terrific and the deals are hot. All in stock wines are at least 20% of with many wines marked down 30% off, and even some marked down 50% off! The selection is great with wines from around the world. The wines from Joel Gott are among the great buys during the Dot Sale:While running Palisades Market in Calistoga in the early 1990s, Joel Gott noticed a growing need for quality, value wines. Having worked at Kenwood Winery in Sonoma County, and with a family history in the business, Joel felt sure he could fill this void in the marketplace.
In 1996, Joel purchased a few tons of Zinfandel from family friend and grape grower Tom Dillian. With the help of then-girlfriend and future wife—and winemaker at Joseph Phelps—Sarah, Joel produced his first vintage of Dillian Ranch Amador County Zinfandel. The wine received praise from Robert Parker and Wine Spectator, which was all the encouragement Joel needed to produce additional varietals.
Today, Joel and Sarah have expanded to making wine from Washington and Oregon. Between raising kids, making and selling wines and running Gott’s Roadside Drive-in restaurant, Joel and Sarah have their hands full. They still find time to enjoy a glass of wine now and again and we hope you find time to try some of their wine too!
-Bill The Wine Guy