Nov 21 - John Aver
, Owner, Aver Family Vineyards, Gilroy, CA
In 1991, John Aver began growing wine grapes as a hobby. After many years of learning, and teaching himself how to create wines, he started Aver Family Vineyards at the southern edge of Uvas Valley – a premium grape-growing region in California. He and his family produce several Rhone varietals here, including Viognier, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignane and Petite Sirah. They also develop blends, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Ever since the vineyard opened, the family has been dedicated to using only the finest grapes to create distinctive, quality wines, an approach that has led to many awards.