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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Monday, January 20 2020

Talbott Vineyards

By: Anthony Gismondi
Monterey Wine Region, California

We had the opportunity to meet with California winemaker David Coventry of Talbott Vineyards at the 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival.

In this short video, we ask the Monterey County native for an overview of the Monterey AVA and the current happenings at Talbott Vineyards. Talbott sits on some 500 acres located in the sub-region of Santa Lucia Highlands, near Monterey Bay. The winery first planted wines in 1972 and has won great acclaim for its Burgundian-style chardonnay and pinot noir. The Monterey AVA is about 160km long with roughly 16,000 hectares of vineyards. It's a large area home to many well-known wineries, one of several good reasons to rent a convertible and add a few days to a trip to San Francisco. After some excellent wine tasting, the renowned destinations of Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey Bay offer top notch everything from scenery, shopping, golf and dining.

For more info on Talbott Vineyards: https://www.talbottvineyards.com/ 

For more info on Santa Lucia Highlighlands, this website is very helpful https://www.santaluciahighlands.com/.

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For 30 years he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. His twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to 10 million readers. Anthony co-hosts the 20-year-strong BC Food & Wine Radio Show, which is broadcast in seven markets in B.C. and available online everywhere on iHeartRadio.ca. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.