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Check out what folks have been writing about ACORN Winery and our wines.


Our 2014 Heritage Vines Zinfandel & 2014 Axiom Syrah are reviewed in Cliff's Wine Picks. Thanks Cliff!

Julie Albin from the San Francisco Chronicle reviews ACORN Winery: Italian-Inspired Red Wines. Thanks Julie for "this one is a real gem" compliment.

Bindu Trips recently reviewed ACORN in an article entitled “Head-turning field-blends, down-home setting." In their summary they wrote, "Why go: impressive field blends; rare varietals; passionate owners; casual atmosphere." Thanks for the wonderful endorsement of our passion to our field-blend wines.

Foder's Travel Napa and Sonoma Travel Guide on ACORN Winery reads, "A throwback to the era when a hardworking couple forsook sensible careers and went all-in to become grape growers and vintners, this low-tech yet classy operation has earned high praise for wines that include Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, and the rare-in-America Italian varietal Dolcetto."
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In his blog Gabe’s View posted 6/20/17, Gabe Sasso wrote about “Nine Regions, Nine Roses.” We are honored he selected ACORN 2016 Rosato to represent the Northern California region.

Podcast with On the Wine Road with Jeff Davis
The Extensive, Most Unique Field Blends of Acorn Winery.

Podcast with Elizabeth Schneider of Wine for Normal People. Enjoy an in-depth conversation with the Nachbaurs, Elizabeth Schneider and her podcast partner and husband, MC Ice.
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Articles & Reviews
Third Year in a Row ACORN Winery Selected Among America's 101 Best Wineries
ACORN was picked as the 33rd best winery in America for 2017 by The Daily Meal.
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Second Year in a Row ACORN Winery Selected Among America's 101 Best Wineries
ACORN was picked as the 35th best winery in America for 2015 by The Daily Meal.
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ACORN Winery ~ 25 years in the making and worth the celebration
Blogger Jo Diaz shares her perspective on our 25th harvest celebration and the years in between. Download ACORN Winery ~ 25 years in the making and worth the celebration

ACORN Winery: A Russian River Valley Treasure
Blogger Gabe Sasso reviews ACORN's current releases and adds his own spin on the winery and Alegría Vineyards.
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Little Winery That Could & A Toast to Sonoma County's Best
Two articles from The Press Democrat, published September of 2004, after Acorn 2002 Heritage Vines Zinfandel won the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Award.
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ACORN Winery Selected Among the America's 101 Best Wineries
ACORN was picked as the 22nd best winery in America for 2014 by The Daily Meal.
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ACORN Among a List of Six Best Wineries World-Wide
Economia selected ACORN as one of six of the best wineries world-wide, and the only one selected from the United States.
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What do to with 60 different grape varieties: ACORN Winery has an answer
Blogger Jo Diaz explores how ACORN used its vast array of grape varieties to make interesting and delicious field blends.
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Zinfandel Chronicles - April 8, 2015
Read Tom Lee's review of ACORN's 2012 Medley, Dolcetto, and Syrah.
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Vineyard Vignette: ACORN Winery
A story on the background of ACORN, and Bill & Betsy Nachbaur.
Published in the NorthBay Biz Special Wine Issue Fall 2013.
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Grape Nutz visits ACORN
Enjoy Grape Nutz Blogger Ken Zinns' insights during his visit to ACORN on December 31, 2013.
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Terroirist Interview with Bill Nachbaur
Terroirist: A Daily Blog writer Winn Robertson interveiws Bill Nachbaur in July 2013, giving the reader insight into Acorn's owner and winemaker.
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Brainwines.com Reviews 2009 Acorn Hill
Read BrainWines.com review of ACORN's 2009 Acorn Hill, which received high marks.
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ACORN Winery: Unique Stuff and Still Truly One of Sonoma's Finest
Published June 19, 2013 in Wine for Normal People by blogger and certified sommelier Elizabeth Schneider.
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ACORN Selected Top Zin for Summer Grilling Published May 21, 2013 in Ken's Wine Guide blog. Thanks Ken!
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ACORN & Heritage Vines Deviance
Posted shortly after the 2012 ZAP Grand Tasting in San Francisco, this article is from the blog Wine Deviant.
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Let go of the single-varietal preference, try a messy field blend
Published in The Portland Press Herald (Maine) on February 15, 2012.
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ACORN Winery: The Seed of Something Different and Mighty in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma
Published in January 2012 in the Wine for Normal People blog.
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ACORN Winery Profiled
Published in Spring 2010, this article is from Wine Country This Week.
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ACORN Winery - Where Field Blends Rule
This reprint is from the Wine Travelers Blog, posted Sept. 11, 2009.
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A Modern Touch on an Old Style - Acorn Winery co-ferments a medley of grapes for flavorful wines
Published in the Harvest 2009 addition of the Windsor, Sebastopol and Healdsburg newspapers.
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Twelve Days of Cabernet Franc
From gabesview.com, posted March 12, 2009.
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Unique Red Blends
From sfwinesociety.com, posted December 30, 2008.
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From an Acorn a Mighty Wine Grows
From mywineryguides.com, posted Oct. 31, 2008.
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Field Blends: Doing things the old way
A reprint from WineTravel.com, posted September 24, 2008.
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Acorn In The Field
An article from the Aspen Times published in July 2008.
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Great Wines From Little Acorn Flow
Article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, published March 17, 2005.
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Vineyard Vignettes
A behind-the-scenes glimpse of wine making in the North Bay.
Published in the NorthBay Biz Special Wine Issue 2003.
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