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Intercoastal Wine Company


Rachele Spaletta
February 21, 2020 | Rachele Spaletta

San Francisco Chronicle Public Tasting

We Embraced Every Moment at the 2020 SF Chronicle Public Wine Tasting! With over 1,000 wineries and thousands of wine lovers in attendance, it is honestly a very exciting, yet overwhelming feeling. On the 20th Anniversary of the largest competition of North American Wines, we were elated to showcase two double gold and four gold medal award winning wines…and even more excited to welcome a number of new wine club members to our family!  

#1. The Award Winning Intercoastal Vineyards Wines!

Double Gold 2016 Petite Sirah
Double Gold 2018 Unoaked Chardonnay
Gold 2018 Chenin Blanc
Gold 2018 Rosé of Pinotage
Gold 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

#2. The Parrot Reunion

There is a man who attends the public tasting every year with a parrot on his shoulder.  Annie laughed and said she hoped she would see the parrot again… and then all of a sudden there he was!  She put this parrot on her shoulder last year and so it was like a reunion. 


#3. We were spotted by friends we made in Santa Barbara!

After a full day of pouring at the SF Chronicle Public Tasting, we went to a restaurant on Pier 39 to celebrate. Some friends we made at the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Festival last year spotted us by the bar and we were delighted to catch up.

#4.Thank you, to those who took time to visit with us and learn more about our wines.  We hope to see you again soon!  Cheers!

Time Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Rachele Spaletta
February 1, 2020 | Rachele Spaletta

Vineyard Update: Pruning Time!

✨Vineyard Update: Our vines are getting the spa treatment to rejuvenate! Although the vineyard is dormant this time of year, it is a vital time for them to recharge before the next growing season that is soon to come!

The winter months are the most ideal time for the vines to be pruned. Check out our video below, where Ruben is pruning today to remove the old wood to make room for new growth in the Spring. 🌱

This labor intensive process is critical to the health of the vineyard & preparation for the new fruit in the coming months! 🍇

Time Posted: Feb 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
Rachele Spaletta
January 31, 2020 | Rachele Spaletta

Shrimply Delicious Pairing with our 2018 Chenin Blanc

We are loving our winter garden! It makes me so happy to walk outside my door and pick the freshest greens for a garden salad to compliment a delicious bottle of wine. 

Looking for an easy dinner idea? Gather some greens and throw some shrimp and veggies together! My dressing of choice to pair with this 2018 Chenin Blanc includes olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon, garlic, shallots, salt, peper, and a touch of Dijon Mustard. 


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Our Chenin Blanc: 

GOLD 2020 SF Chronicle Wine Competition, BEST IN CLASS & TRIPLE GOLD 2019 Dan Berger's INTERNATIONAL Wine & Cider Competition

The nose is met with delicious aromatic flavors of rustic pear crostata, honeysuckly and a delicate touch of pineapple.  A perfectly balanced, medium bodied, off dry delight!

Time Posted: Jan 31, 2020 at 3:27 PM
Rachele Spaletta
January 24, 2020 | Rachele Spaletta

Find us at Trader Joe's for a Chance to Win a $50 Trader Joe's Gift Card on Super Bowl Sunday

Did you know that we are in 20 Trader Joe's locations across Northern California? Purchase a bottle of our wines at these locations for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Trader Joe's! Each bottle is an entry.

Picking a winner February 2, 2020!
Super Bowl Sunday


Win a $50 Trader Joe's Gift Card

1. Purchase a bottle of our wines at a Trader Joe's Near You.

Find a location near you with our store locator. Purchase a bottle of our Proprietary Red Blend (GOLD Medal at the 2019 California State Fair, GOLD Medal at the 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Challenge) or our Sauvignon Blanc.

Trader Joe's retail sign for Intercoastal Vineyards

Intercoastal Wines at Trader Joes

2. Snap a picture of your receipt.

Every purchased bottle on your receipt(s) counts as one entry! Send us the picture here or click the button below. 


3. Enjoy your wine for Super Bowl Sunday & wait for us to announce the winner!

Enjoy the award-winning taste of Intercoastal Vineyards wine, owned by farmers, and made healthier with hand picked grapes and no added residual sugars, additives, or GMOs. We pick our winner for the $50 Trader Joe's Gift Card on Sunday, February 2, 2020. 

Picture of Intercoastal Wines by fireplace

Time Posted: Jan 24, 2020 at 1:16 PM
Rachele Spaletta
January 17, 2020 | Rachele Spaletta

Best Rosé, Best of Class, Best of Lodi AVA, AND Double Gold at the 2019 Harvest Challenge

Rosé of Pinotage

We are proud to share that our 2018 INTERCOASTAL Vineyards Rosé of Pinotage received Best of Class, Best of Lodi AVA, Best Rosé, and Double Gold at the 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Challenge! 

2018 Rosé of Pinotage

French Provincial style Rosé with a bouquet of floral notes on the nose, flavors of fresh strawberry, honey drenched apricot, and candied orange guava. Smooth and refreshing finish. Lodi Rules Certified Green.

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Time Posted: Jan 17, 2020 at 9:02 AM
Rachele Spaletta
January 12, 2020 | Rachele Spaletta

AWARDS: 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Results!

The results are in and we couldn't be happier! Over 65 judges evaluated nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. At the largest wine competition in North America, we are proud to take home DOUBLE GOLD for 2 of our wines and GOLD for 4 of our wines! 
Double Gold medals are only awarded when all five members of a judging panel unanimously award a wine with a Gold medal.

Double Gold - 2016 Petite Sirah
Double Gold - 2018 Unoaked Chardonnay
Gold - 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold - 2018 Chenin Blanc
Gold- 2018 Rosé of Pinotage
Gold - 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Double Gold - 2016 Petite Sirah

Deep, dark, rich velvet color and delicious flavors of ripe blackberry and juicy plum. Full bodied and well balanced, with a firm backbone of tannins and a long finish. Estate Grown in Lodi, California and made of 100% hand picked Petite Sirah grapes. This wine is aged for 24 months in once used French Oak Barrels.    

2016 Intercoastal Vineyards Petite Sirah receives Double Gold at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Double Gold - 2018 Unoaked Chardonnay

Refreshing and lively blend of light citrus and savory ripe pear, with a richness that is dry and a crisp, vibrant finish. Medium to light body with moderate complexity. Estate Grown and hand picked, made with minimal intervention. Produced in 100% stainless steel.

2018 Intercoastal Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay wins Double Gold at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Gold - 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep ruby in color with exciting aromatic flavors of ripe blackberry, cigar humidor, cocoa and a hint of earthiness. Full bodied on entry with dark cherry, luscious plum, black currants and a touch of mocha on the palate. Hand picked from Napa Valley, California. Released to enjoy now or cellar to indulge for years to come. 34 cases produced.

2016 Intercoastal Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Awarded Gold by San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Gold - 2018 Chenin Blanc

Rustic pear crostata, honeysuckle, and pineapple. Perfectly balanced, medium bodied, and off-dry. Handpicked from the rich soils of Clarksburg, California. 

2018 Intercoastal Vineyards Chenin Blanc Awarded Gold at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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Gold - 2018 Rosé of Pinotage

Bright and precisely dry. Violet notes on the nose, cherry on the palate and a touch of earth. Typically found in South Africa, this amazing rosé is hand picked and grown in the rich soils of Lodi, California.

2018 Intercoastal Rosé of Pinotage gets Gold at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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Gold - 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Herbaceous flavors with subtle hints of freshly cut wild grass, basil, pomelo, ripe grapefruit kissed by glistening morning dew with a hint of pineapple as it lingers in the glass. Crisp acidity with a dusty minerality and a vibrant long balanced finish. Estate-grown and hand picked, this Sauvignon Blanc is a Musqué Clone produced with minimal intervention.

2018 Intercoastal Sauvignon Blanc gets Gold at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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February 15, 2020 | San Francisco Chronicle Public Tasting, San Francisco, California

Join us at the public tasting for the largest wine competition in North America! We'll be pouring a selection of our wines during the public tasting at Fort Mason Center from 1:00-4:00PM.

Time Posted: Jan 12, 2020 at 7:37 AM
Rachele Spaletta
December 12, 2019 | Rachele Spaletta

90 Points! Our 2017 Reserve Chardonnay

Thank you Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, for giving our 2017 Estate Grown Reserve Chardonnay 90 Points! 

Read the review here. 

"Gorgeous marzipan and dried fig aromas meet plush creamy layers of poached pear and cream in this full-bodied, luxuriously textured wine. Fans of all-out ripe and oaky wines are going to love this sweet-seeming wine." - Jim Gordon

Time Posted: Dec 12, 2019 at 8:53 PM
Rachele Spaletta
October 13, 2019 | Rachele Spaletta

Pilates & Pancakes 2019

What a way to celebrate our passion for farming on National Farmers Day! We hosted 40 participants at our first annual Pilates & Pancakes event on Saturday, October 12, 2019 and announced the release of our 2018 Sparkling Rosé, made with handpicked and sustainably farmed grapes. Thank you Nancy Tenoglio (Park West Pilates) for leading our pilates in the vineyards class!

Tasting notes: lingering notes of strawberry and candied orange guava

Picture of Pilates in the Vineyard led by Nancy Tenoglio

Picture of Rachele Spaletta and guest at the Pilates & Pancake Event

Picture of guests enjoying the 2018 Sparkling Rosé

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Picture of participants

Breakfast spread Picture

Breakfast eating photo

Time Posted: Oct 13, 2019 at 8:59 AM
Rachele Spaletta
September 30, 2019 | Rachele Spaletta

Pinot & Polenta Winemaker's Dinner 2019

Thank you to everyone that made our 2019 Pinot & Polenta Winemaker's Dinner an overwhelming success! We greeted our guests with a glass of our 2019 Sparkling Rosé with a beautiful appetizer spread.

We put our dinner table outdoors, with a beautiful view of our vineyards, perfect for this time of year. The main dish was a creamy style polenta served with a savory sauce, organic greens, and an assortment of breads. It paired beautifully with our GOLD award winning 2016 Pinot Noir! For dessert, we dished out mini tiramisu cakes, mini limoncello cakes, and double chocolate cakes paired with our brand new surprise release of the Intercoastal Vineyards Dolce Blanc dessert Wine!

We love sharing good food and great wine with our guests, friends, and wine club members. Staying true to Mitch's Italian heritage, wine is food! That's why we make 'em with single vineyard, estate-grown, handpicked grapes.

Cheers, and see you at the next one!

*Our 2016 Pinot Noir won GOLD at the 2018 SF International Wine Competition and the 2019 Monterey Wine Festival.

Guests of the 2019 Pinot and Polenta Winemaker's DinnerMitch and Rachele Spaletta enjoying a glass of Sparkling RosePicture of our appetizer spread

Guests at Pinot & Polenta Winemakers Dinner enjoying a glass of Intercoastal Vineyards 2019 Sparkling Rose

Dinner table setup photoGuests enjoying the 2018 Sparkling Rose

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Time Posted: Sep 30, 2019 at 8:07 PM

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