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The Buzz

Read what people are saying about Crinella wines on the OC Wine Blog…”Alaskan salmon (paired with Crinella Sauvignon Blanc), Roasted Duck Duo with smoked cabbage (paired with Crinella Pinot Noir) …raw milk cheeses paired with Crinella Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. Yummmmmm!” Read more…

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Past Events

Winemaker Dinner

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 at 6:30pm

at Pascal Newport Beach

1000 Bristol Street North

Newport Beach, California

$78 per persont +TT



Hors d’Oeuvres

Sparkling Wine

First Course

Alaskan Salmon in a Chervil Nage and Spring Vegetables

2006 Crinella Sauvignon Blanc – Russian River Valley, Marino Estate Vineyard

Second Course

Roasted Duck Duo with Smoked Cabbage and Grape Burgundy Sauce

2006 Crinella Pinot Noir – Russian River Valley, Family Estate Vineyard

Third Course

Domestic Raw Milk Cheeses with Poached Seasonal Fruits

2005 Glissando Crinella, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley, Marino Estate Vineyard

The phone number for reservations or any additional info is 949-263-9400 extension 1

Wine and Food Pairing

In the February issue of Chef Magazine, Crinella Glissando is suggested as a perfect compliment to Grilled Shrimp, Grape and Endive Salad with Labne Cheese. See the recipe here – top right corner, click to enlarge and focus.

Crinella Sauvignon Blanc 2006 with Home Made Pizza

Crinella Pinot Noir 2006 with Home Cured Prosciutto

Crinella Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2005 with Italian Meringue Frosting on a lemon pound cake.

Winemaker Dinner

Sunday March 29th, 2009

at San Geronimo Golf Course

Golf begins at 3pm, with a fireside wine tasting reception at 5pm, and dinner beginning at 5:30pm.

  • Wine Tasting & Dinner $65
  • Golf, Wine Tasting & Dinner $85


Pecorino Romano Fritters on Tender Greens with Oranges and Figs

Crinella 2005 Glissando

Salmon and Shrimp Scampi di Anconese

Crinella 2006 Sauvignon Blanc

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Red Wine Sauce

Grilled Spring Vegetables

Ricotta-Herb Gnocchi

Crinella 2006 Pinot Noir

Saint Moritz Rice Cream with Fresh Fruit

Crinella 2005 Glissando

The phone number for reservations or any additional info is (415) 488-4030 x230, and the e-mail is

Seating is limited so please make your reservations soon!

Latest Review…

“I love Crinella Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. A female proprietor named Ramona Crinella and her brother Frank Crinella produce award-winning wines at incredible values.”

– Jamie Gwen, Chef and Certified Sommelier


Some of our 2008 Events

September 18, 2008

Wine Tasting Dinner at Antonello Ristorante

Thursday, September 18th at 6:30pm


Chef selection of passed hors d’ oeuvres

Wine – Enrico Prosecco reception


Insalata di Mare

Calamari, shrimps, scallops, assorted fish, tossed with extra virgin olive oil, and red and yellow tear drop tomatoes

Wine – Crinella “Marino Vineyard” Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2006



Thinly Pounded medallion of beef tenderloin rolled with Parma Prosciutto, Caciocavallo cheese, bread crumbs, golden raisins, oregano and garlic served in a white wine herbs and tomato sauce served with Porcini risotto. (Crinella’s own estate rice used in the risotto preparation)

Wine – Crinella “Estate” Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006


Panna Cotta

A simple yet mouthwatering vanilla flan, Italian Style, served with a caramel sauce and seasonal berries

Wine – Crinella “Glissando” Russian River Valley Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Ramona on the Chef Jamie show

Sunday, August 10th

Click here to replay the show now.

Chef Jamie Gwen interviewed Ramona Crinella and Wolfgang Puck on radio 97.1FM Los Angeles, California. For more on Chef Jamie shows, visit her website,

What temperature should wine be served?

In order for the wines you serve your guests to make the best showing, we recommend you follow to ensure a great wine experience. We’ve compiled some information to use when considering cellaring and serving.

Click here to read about wine storage and serving temperatures. 

Coast Magazine Article

Land of Prosperity A brother-sister team leave their careers and return to their family’s Sonoma land to make wine.

by Jessica Forsyth

2008 Accolades

San Francisco International Wine Competition just awarded us the Double Gold Medal for our 2006 Sauvignon Blanc. We are very honored.

We were also awarded the Gold Medal for our 2006 Sauvignon Blanc and the Silver Medal for our 2005 Sauvignon Blanc by the Orange County Fair Wine Competition.

A Silver Medal for 2006 Sauvignon Blanc!

We are proud recipients of two new awards from the 2008 West Coast Wine Competition for wines from our 2006 vintage. A silver for our Marino Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and a Bronze for our Estate Pinot Noir.

’05 Was a Great Year for Crinella Wine!

We’re so happy to let you know our 2005 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a Gold Medal at the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition.

We’re thrilled to announce 3 awards at the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. ’05 Sauvignon Blanc’05 Glissando, and the first award for our ’05 Pinot Noir.

2007 Accolades

Second Gold for ’05 Glissando!

and 3rd Silver for ’05 Sauvignon Blanc!

We medalled at the 2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Both winners are from the Marino Vineyard which continues to produce outstanding wine.

Thanks Jim and Rod.

Another Silver for ’05 Sauvignon Blanc!

We’re thrilled to announce on March 20, Crinella 2005 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded another Silver Medal in the National Women’s Wine Competition.

2005 Glissando Takes Gold!

2007 Grand Harvest Competition delivered a Gold Medal to our 2005 Glissando, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc.

Crinella Vineyards Screen Savers

Download screensavers with scenes from Crinella Winery.

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