Almaden

Just like with people, the story of every vineyard is unique. From selecting the perfect location to cultivating heritage vines, each story is punctuated with the distinct markers of taste offered by the glass, bottle or case. At Almaden, we take pride in the singular heritage of our vines, as well as the cultivation and techniques we've used to create our memorable wines over the last 158 years.

Almaden's rich history spans nearly 16 decades. In 1852, founder Etienne Theé planted California's first vineyards with vines from his home in France, naming it Almaden Vineyards after a local mine in the Los Gatos area. We are proud to say that California's winemaking began here, and since then, we've become one of the leading winemakers in the country.

Over the first century of our history, we perfected our winemaking style, surviving through the Prohibition years of the 1920s to create the first blush wine in 1958. Called White Grenache Rosé, this blush quickly became the first popular pink wine in the United States. That same year, Almaden successfully continued its endeavors to develop the largest varietal wine vineyard in the world in Paicines, California.

After merging with Madrone Vineyards in 1951, Theé's son-in-law, Charles Lefranc, took control of the winery. Lefranc was a winemaker inspired by the traditional methods of the Old World, drawing lessons and inspiration from European winemakers. Only the finest cuttings from Europe were planted under his watch, resulting in a fine product that attracted many to the superb taste of Almaden wines.

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Almaden 'Moscato' Moscato 5.0L
" Delicate, yet full flavored. Fresh fruit flavors of guava and flavors of Bartlett pear are perfectly balanced with a refreshing acidity. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 10261
Bottle:$16.59
Case: $66.36
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Almaden 'Pinot Grigio' Pinot Grigio 5.0L
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" Crisp, refreshing, full-flavored. Aromas of tropical fruit, peach, pear and lemon zest lead to rich mineral notes and a clean finish." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 10181
Bottle:$16.59
Case: $66.36
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Almaden 'Chablis' Mountain Chablis 5.0L
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"Pure, enticing aromas of citrus and ripe apricot shine in this light-golden, perfectly balanced wine made for sheer enjoyment." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 5270
Bottle:$16.59
Case: $66.36
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Almaden 'Pinot Noir' Pinot Noir 5.0L
"Soft and elegant, bursting with fragrant fruit and spice character." ~ Winery Notes

Almaden 'Burgundy' Burgundy 5.0L
"A robust, full bodied red wine with a distinctly fruity character." ~Winery Notes


Almaden 'Rhine' Mountain Rhine 5.0L
"Food Pairing: pot roast with vegetables, baked potatoes with sour cream, baked or fried chicken and all American apple pie. " ~Winery Notes

Almaden 'Merlot' Merlot 5.0L
"The Almaden Merlot is a soft drinking red wine; easy on the palate and a crowd-pleaser." ~ Winery Notes

Almaden 'Cabernet' Cabernet Sauvignon 5.0L
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"Almaden's Cabernet Sauvignon is a rewardingly rich dark-red wine with robust character. Ideal with richer foods." ~Winery Notes

Almaden 'Chardonnay' Chardonnay 5.0L
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"With its slightly buttery flavor with crisp, concentrated character of apple and pear, Almaden Chardonnay is the essential white wine." ~Winery Notes

Almaden 'Sangria' Red Sangria 5.0L
"A fruity red wine accented by fresh citrus flavors. Serve chilled or over ice." ~ Winery Notes