Albariza is the Spanish name for the piercing white chalky limestone soils found in Southwestern Spain where sherry is made. It is also found in some of the best wine regions in the world including Champagne, Chablis, Sancerre, Jura, Rhone, Tuscany, Sardinia, Veneto, Mendoza, & Paso Robles only to name a few! For me, the name Albariza represents my excitement to give you easy access to really unique as well as awesomely classic wines from all over the world. I seek out wineries that are small in production, farming with respect, most likely organic and/or bio-dynamically certified, and are making wines with a more hands-on approach, with little to no additives (a little sulfur is alright in my book).
<< Emily is a certified sommelier through the Court of Masters, trained under one of the best somms here in Portland, OR and was the wine director for a popular Spanish restaurant for 2 years. She worked in Willamette Valley for a highly reputable winery for 3 years and decided to get back into the world of wine by starting her own wine bar social out of her husband's butcher shop, Proletariat Butchery.