Humboldt County’s cool climate is well suited for Briceland’s famous Brut Sparkling Wine (methode champenoise), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and highly acclaimed Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs. The winery also makes Arneis, Zinfandel and Syrah.
Since its founding by Winemaker Joe Collins and Maggie Carey in 1985, Briceland Vineyards has consistently won awards at prestigious competitions such as the California State Fair, the Orange County Fair, Dallas Morning News/Tex Som and the SF International Wine Competition. Among the awards at the State Fair are Best Wine of Region and Best in State.
Recent awards include Best Winery and Best Wine from Humboldt Grapes in the Humboldt County Fair in 2011 & 2013 along with Gold/Best of County in the 2014 Sonoma/Marin County Fair and Gold and Double Gold from Appellation America.
As Humboldt County’s first 2nd generation winemaker, Andrew Morris had the unique opportunity to train and apprentice with his step-father, Joe Collins. Collins is considered a Humboldt wine pioneer and is widely credited with helping to establish commercial production of wine from Southern Humboldt grapes through his consulting and support of most of the early vineyards in the area. The winery continues it’s commitment to Humboldt grapes by working closely with the small growers in the area. Currently, 70% of the wine produced by Briceland is from Humboldt grown grapes most of which are farmed Organically in tiny hillside vineyards including some dating back to the late ’70’s and early ’80’s.
Briceland Vineyards wines are available at markets and restaurants throughout Humboldt County. Wine can be purchased at the winery by appointment, including selections reserved for restaurants which are not offered in stores.
The winery is open for tasting and tours from 12n-5pm, Sat & sun June thru August. Reservations are appreciated.
The winery hosts open houses twice a year on Memorial Day Weekend and Thanksgiving Weekend. Shipping is available by FedEx and GSO. Wine Club Members enjoy reduced prices at the winery and on shipped wines.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-923-2429.