Malibu’s Dolin Estate makes the list of the “101 Best Wineries in America for 2015”
Dolin Estate, a Malibu Coast-based wine brand inspired by a Chardonnay vineyard planted by proprietors Elliott and Lynn Dolin in 2006, has been included as one of “101 best wineries in America for 2015” in The Daily Meal’s prestigious list.
The wineries on the list were nominated by The Daily Meal’s editorial staff, including editor and noted food and wine authority Colman Andrews, along with additional wine experts, sommeliers, wine writers, chefs and restaurateurs. Andrews calls Elliott Dolin, “a poster boy for the possibilities of this corner of California, where the first grapes were planted in the early 1800s.”
“It is an honor for both Dolin Estate and the Malibu Coast wine region to be recognized alongside our peers across the country,” says Elliott Dolin. “We are both humbled and inspired by this privilege, it’s wonderful to see that our small wine region is getting national recognition.”
Dolin Estate is part of the Malibu Coast growing region, which received AVA (American Viticultural Area) status last summer. The approval process took three years and was initiated by a core group of local growers which included Elliott Dolin. Today, the Malibu Coast appellation consists of 52 commercial wine grape growers and will soon welcome an additional 28 wineries to their small community.
About Dolin Estate
Dolin Estate was established in 2006 when Elliott and Lynn Dolin planted 900 Chardonnay vines on their south facing Malibu property which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. From the beginning, Dolin’s objective was to produce the best fruit that the Malibu Coast region would permit and, in turn, create the best wine possible from this fruit. Following the fifth vintage of their flagship Dolin Estate Malibu Coast Chardonnay ($39), Elliott and Lynn will introduce additional Malibu bottlings from the newly approved AVA later on in 2015. Additionally, Dolin Estate produces four Central Coast Pinot Noir wines—including a Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir ($32) and three single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from some of the region’s most esteemed sites: Bien Nacido ($45), Talley ‘Rincon’ ($45) and Solomon Hills ($45)—which were released for the first time in November 2014.
All Dolin Estate wines are available for direct purchase through the website www.dolinestate.com, and can also be found in select retail and restaurant establishments in California.
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