CheckMate Artisanal Winery
A NEW CHARDONNAY WINERY FROM AN UNEXPECTED PLACE, 800 MILES NORTH OF NAPA.
Climate change is altering the wine world faster than anyone imagined. It has become too hot to make complex Chardonnays in some previously celebrated regions where the grape’s natural acidity is being crippled by heat.
Behind closed doors, a daring initiative took place over the past four years. The goal: To take advantage of climate change to make new world Chardonnay with old world elegance in North America.