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What's a Low-Sulfite Wine? Facts and Myths about Sulfites

How are sulfites used in winemaking? Are sulfites bad for you? Your questions answered. Winemakers have long recogniz...

Hard-rock mining in California: A Highway 49 Driving Tour

Looking for a scenic drive? This compelling article provides an outstanding play-by-play narrative of many prominent ...

Please the Palate Wine of the Week: La Mesa 2019 Primitivo

La Mesa means “the table” in Spanish. It is around the table that you sit with friends and enjoy wine and food. And that was the inspiration behind the name of La Mesa Vineyard in Amador County. So this week, on my table, I enjoyed a bottle of La Mesa 2019 Primitivo Estate Reserve from Amador County, the Please The Palate wine of the week.

La Mesa Wins "Double Gold" at 2024 SF Chronicle Competition

We are thrilled to share that La Mesa Vineyards was decorated with several awards at the 2024 San Francisco Chronicle...

La Mesa Awarded "Top-rated" & "Best Eats" by Foothills Wino

La Mesa Vineyards just received two honorable mentions from Foothills Wino: Our "Top-rated Winery" rating as well as...

La Mesa 2019 Primitivo Awarded "Best in Class Primitivo/Zinfandel" by Peninsula Underground

We are honored to receive the prestigious "Best In Class" award by Peninsula Underground for our Primitivo 2019. With nearly 5,000 wineries in California, the competition for consumer preferences and loyalty is fierce. The "Under the Radar" award series seeks out great wines made by California producers with a smaller production. 

The Truth About Oak in Wine

Why is oak used in wine?  Can you make wine without oak? How does oak improve the taste of wine? Most importantly, is an “oakey” wine the same as a “good” wine? Your questions answered.

Bistro is now open!

We just launched our new commercial kitchen this weekend, providing French-inspired cuisine as tantalizing food and w...

Appetite for Wine: A Tasting Room with a View

By Kent Reynolds and Robyn Raphael-Reynolds, March 1, 2022. It seems that as Amador County wine country receives more exposure and accolades, new wineries are popping up like spring wildflowers. We say this in a good way – since this means more variety and more opportunity to taste some fantastic wines from our favorite day-trip wine region. 

Sacramento Business Journal

Côme Laguë never intended to buy a vineyard, let alone make wine and develop what would become La Mesa Vineyards. Lag...

Sacramento Magazine - "New Winery in Amador"

Upon arrival at the new facility, guests are greeted by undulating hills covered in vines and a handful of gnarled ol...
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