French Bar Wines
Contact: Brad Coleman
Address: P.O. Box 577980
Date Joined: June 23, 2017
Web Site: French Bar Wines
Comments: Rooted in the history of the California Gold Rush, French Bar Wines are an homage to the first explorers and settlers of Northern California that came West with the promise of wealth and abundance the new territory offered. Our family's four generations history in Northern California parallels the perseverance and reward of those early explorers and now transcends California winemaking. Essential Information:
- Produced by brothers Brad, Ted, and Tim Coleman, the inspiration for French Bar Wines is rooted in the terroir of our Rock Ridge Ranch Vineyard location in Stanislaus County. The ghost town of La Grange, the original seat of the county-and epicenter of the California Gold Rush-had been originally named French Bar after the French fur trappers and explorers whom literally jumped ship to head for Gold Rush country.
- Like those early settlers of the 1800's, our family history begins with a strategic move to Northern California with the promise of starting a wine business in 1933.
- French Bar's vineyards are situated in the higher elevations of the central Sierra Foothills belt and are planted to Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and other varietals. The property is roughly 1,000 acres planted of an 8,000 acre family ranch that also is home to cattle and dramatic landscape of Yosemite.
- Estate grown wines, French Bar wines are cared for from vineyard to bottle through the skilled hands of the Coleman family headed by winemaker Ted Coleman.
- Sustainably farmed and certified under the "Lodi Rules" for sustainable and certified green winegrowing standards.
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