The "Renaissance" of the
Sierra Foothills’ North Yuba AVA
Renaissance Winery and Newer Labels Thrive in a Micro Appellation.
Jean Deitz Sexton
July 20, 2007
It’s illustrative of the quirkiness of American appellations that when Renaissance Winery winemaker Gideon Beinstock wanted to use the North Yuba AVA designation for his own Pinot Noir vineyard just across the road from Renaissance, he discovered that his vineyard was outside the appellation boundaries. Renaissance and Beinstock’s Clos Saron vineyards are only several minutes apart on either side of Rice's Crossing Road in Oregon House, CA but that was enough to change the allowable appellation.