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All grapes used to produce Ojalá Wines are selected from biodiverse wine regions within California's Central Coast all made, naturally and handcrafted for your enjoyment. Instead of owning large vineyards across California or across the world for that matter we hand select our grapes from reputable vineyards. Favoring the family owned vineyards that give their lands and their grapes personal tender loving care Ojalá shies away from the big corporate owned estates that care more for bottom line and quantity instead of quality. Our company tends to prefer grapes aged in American Oak Barrels mainly and put quality over anything else. Although based in Miami, FL our Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and White Zinfandel are all from California. "No" and "impossible" are not part of our mission statement and neither are limiting beliefs on what can be done. We see ourselves as the next line of fiduciaries in continuing the great wine drinking tradition. Our wines are specifically made for the everyday wine enthusiast at a reasonable price for everyday wine lovers like you.
Ojala Wines follows Sustainable Wine Growing practices set forth by The Wine Institute Promoting Environmental Stewardship
As the largest advocacy and public policy association for California wine and the only group representing the industry at the state, federal and international levels, Wine Institute's Officers, Board of Directors and professional staff work to create an environment where the wine community can flourish Wine Institute helped develop and fund the award-winning Code of Sustainable Wine growing Practices to promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility in the industry. The Code provides tools for vintners and growers that provides practical information on conserving natural resources, protecting the environment and enhancing relationships with employees, neighbors, and local communities. They also measure the industry's progress and develop performance targets.
Typically the red Ojalá Wines are aged in barrels. The oak character is brought into the wine via the use of oak adjuncts. They can take the form of chips or staves. The wine is usually held for approximately 2 years in tanks before it is bottled. The chardonnay follows a similar trajectory. However, the tank material is stainless steel and the aging time is usually something less than one year. Both the red and white Ojalá Wines can see either French Oak or American Oak or both. The final choice really depends a lot on the character of the underlying fruit. We try to be somewhat dynamic in this regard as different vintage will respond differently to the oak that is used.