Category Archives: Life is a Cabernet

Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co.

Astounding! That’s the only word for it. As I swirled the deep red wine in my glass and inhaled the heady aromas, I thought, wow, this is really good. I tipped the glass to my lips and took a sip. Silky texture, deep, rich flavors, and a long finish. Wow again!

Who said they couldn’t make wine in Tehachapi?

That’s right. Tehachapi, the Cummings Valley to be precise, less than an hour’s drive from Bakersfield. It’s home to Souza Family Vineyards, a not-so-fledgling boutique winery that produces Primitivo, the Italian first cousin of Zinfandel, under the Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co. label.

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Tackitt Family Vineyards: Gewurz…What?

It’s not often you find a winery whose signature wine is Gewurztraminer. More often you find people who don’t even know what kind of wine it is.

To be sure, Tackitt Family Vineyards in the Pleasant Valley area northeast of Paso Robles makes more than just Gewurztraminer. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc are some of the winery’s more popular varietals.

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