These are mass produced, widely available and with a limited amount of attention paid to the fruit by the growers and a limited amount of attention from the winemaker. They are often "household names" due to the large marketing budgets of their corporate owners. And, they are available almost everywhere.
These are craft wines, limited production. The wineries typical grow their own fruit ("estate"), frequently the fruit is "vineyard specific" (you could identify with a GPS exactly where the fruit was grown), the winemakers have personal identities and are actively involved in every step from vineyard to the glass. The production and availability of the wine is often limited. Highland Park Liquors has a very nice selection of these wines.
Estate wineries fit clearly into today's consciousness of buying from local farmers' markets and paying attention to what we eat and drink. Disappearing today, they are the wineries that often grow all of the grapes that go into their wines. Simply put: these producers are as much farmers as they are winemakers.
Our focus at the Greeley Wine Club is to focus on what is special. Estate wines fit this objective.
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