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#101 Post by Gila Gatewood »

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Blackbird Vineyards in Napa, CA has birds on the label. Can't tell if there's any birds on the corks, look like just words. I'll inspect more fully next time I open one.
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#103 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Tom...

Would you, please, take a look?
I don't have that one!

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#104 Post by Rodrigo B »

Haden Fig in OR has an owl on their label, not sure about the cork. Will check the cork next time I open one up
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#105 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Rodrigo, thanks so much... I have four owls, and that's not one of them!
What a productive day this is.
I'll await your research, and I'll also see if I can scare one up. :)
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#106 Post by Greg McClellan »

So funny. So weird. The bird on a cork thread is hilarious. For us, it was because my grandmother, the "Sylla Suzor" that we named our winery after, has a picture of a bird resting on her head. So weird, we had to capture and eternalize it!
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#107 Post by Ken Leiter »

Cascina delle Rose in Barbaresco may have the smallest depiction of a bird on a cork. It is the same image as on their label. This particular cork is from a bottle of Dolcetto and I imagine that the corks from their Barbaresco bottlings may be a little larger.
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Greg!! Yes, it's a goofy collection. I wish I could recall how I got started. Sometime in my 20s, I think, and I'm (*ahem*) retirement-age now! I love your story. Now I really must have one of your corks, since I can almost-sorta-kinda consider the vintner a friend. We're friends, right?

Ken... I am enchanted. I gotta have one. I have at least 60-70 corks (no repetitions) and yet I'm really having great luck the last couple of days here... several wonderful prospects.

I have only found two other collectors of bird corks. There's a guy in Australia, a newspaper reporter. And a domestic goddess (happy housewife) in New Jersey, I think. On a couple of occasions, we have run into each other in bidding wars on eBay. I have tried to lure the two of them to this site... no luck so far.

Anyway, this place has garnered me some amazing acquisitions (see previous posts), and they're still turning up! Amazing, just amazing.

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Ken...

Hey, wait a minute. That's an awfully well-preserved and well photographed cork. Do you collect them, too?
I wonder how many of us/you/y'all here collect corks!!!!!!!!!!????????????

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#110 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Gila -

Did you ever get a Screaming Eagle cork? If not, PM me your address and I will send it to you.

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#111 Post by Philip G »

What a fun hobby, my wife will love this, she likes birds on things too.

Haven't seen a recent list but do you have Domaine du Colombier?
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I like their label too. And their wine!
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Looks like you're onto St Cosme, I know their Coté Rôtie has a bird on the label which is partly why I picked up a bottle for my wife:
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I can send you the Colombier corks if you don't have them. Is the Orange Village, OH address still good?
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Greg McClellan wrote: April 21st, 2021, 10:11 am So funny. So weird. The bird on a cork thread is hilarious. For us, it was because my grandmother, the "Sylla Suzor" that we named our winery after, has a picture of a bird resting on her head. So weird, we had to capture and eternalize it!
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That's my wife's favorite Portlandia episode although the one where they order the chicken in the restaurant is classic.
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Philip G wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 10:30 am That's my wife's favorite Portlandia episode although the one where they order the chicken in the restaurant is classic.
The organic chicken sketch was probably the first sketch from that show I saw and the one that got me hooked into watching the series. Such a gloriously ridiculous show. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are amazing throughout.
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#115 Post by Chris C a r y »

Fun thread. I likely have Tefft Cellars cork. I'll look. I also have a Tefft cellars poster about 12"x18" if there is interest.

A couple others I don't see mentioned, White Heron, Quincy WA, and Burrowing Owl, Oliver, BC. I may have those too.

I did my cellar floor in used corks, ~2500 or so, so I'll study it seeing what I can see, bird wise. If I find any of interest I'll cut the glue and replace in my "carpet".

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#116 Post by Peter Kleban »

This Chianti has a bird on the label, as you can see

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but I just don't recall if there is a bird on the cork (and mine are long gone). Nice wine, in any case.
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#117 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Good glory!

What a windfall (winefall!?) of corks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have just returned from a little party at which enough wine was served to render me ferociously grateful but indelicately inaccurate and so...

Please allow me to reply tomorrow!

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Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 6:15 am Gila -

Did you ever get a Screaming Eagle cork? If not, PM me your address and I will send it to you.


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David Glasser did indeed hook me up with an Eagle earlier, but... I would greatly enjoy another, and... that's a beauty. Would you be so kind? My address is still Gila Gatewood, 4449 Lander, Orange, OH 44022.

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Philip G wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 7:16 am What a fun hobby, my wife will love this, she likes birds on things too.

Haven't seen a recent list but do you have Domaine du Colombier?
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I like their label too. And their wine!
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Looks like you're onto St Cosme, I know their Coté Rôtie has a bird on the label which is partly why I picked up a bottle for my wife:
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I can send you the Colombier corks if you don't have them. Is the Orange Village, OH address still good?
Oh, I would absolutely love those corks. I do collect multiples of particularly nice ones, and often there's a subtle difference in design or logo from year to year. I (and my two fellow collectors) notice these things!!!!!!!!
Yep, Orange address it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A. So wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 10:13 am
Greg McClellan wrote: April 21st, 2021, 10:11 am So funny. So weird. The bird on a cork thread is hilarious. For us, it was because my grandmother, the "Sylla Suzor" that we named our winery after, has a picture of a bird resting on her head. So weird, we had to capture and eternalize it!
PUT A BIRD ON IT!?

Oh yeah, this one's a keeper!

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Chris C a r y wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 10:56 am Fun thread. I likely have Tefft Cellars cork. I'll look. I also have a Tefft cellars poster about 12"x18" if there is interest.

A couple others I don't see mentioned, White Heron, Quincy WA, and Burrowing Owl, Oliver, BC. I may have those too.

I did my cellar floor in used corks, ~2500 or so, so I'll study it seeing what I can see, bird wise. If I find any of interest I'll cut the glue and replace in my "carpet".

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Would you like to adopt me? I'm old but I'm retired (education all paid for) and I'm a quiet roomer (unobtrusive hobbies like wine-cork collecting).

But seriously, I would love every one of those corks. I do have a Tefft already, but I NEED another. May I PayPal postage (to any of you)?
What a smashing little stash you're offering me. Oh, I cannot wait to play with them and catalog them!

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Peter Kleban wrote: April 23rd, 2021, 1:20 pm This Chianti has a bird on the label, as you can see

https://www.montenidoli.com/il-garrulo- ... -red-wine/

but I just don't recall if there is a bird on the cork (and mine are long gone). Nice wine, in any case.
I'll put that one on my want-list.
Yeah, I'm a frequent sight at wine stores, standing and staring at bird-labeled wines and wondering if there's a bird on the cork or not. Now I've given myself away as a wine dunce who only cares about corks. Yep.

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Gila Gatewood wrote: April 24th, 2021, 11:18 am Oh, I would absolutely love those corks. I do collect multiples of particularly nice ones, and often there's a subtle difference in design or logo from year to year. I (and my two fellow collectors) notice these things!!!!!!!!
Yep, Orange address it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will pop them in the mail to you this week.

Nice hobby and all that but of course my takeaway from this whole thread is:

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Philip G wrote: April 25th, 2021, 11:00 am
Gila Gatewood wrote: April 24th, 2021, 11:18 am Oh, I would absolutely love those corks. I do collect multiples of particularly nice ones, and often there's a subtle difference in design or logo from year to year. I (and my two fellow collectors) notice these things!!!!!!!!
Yep, Orange address it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will pop them in the mail to you this week.

Nice hobby and all that but of course my takeaway from this whole thread is:

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Yes, you can sell them on eBay... absolutely. OR ---
You can donate them to a serious and sophisticated connoisseur!
I am grateful that, for now, you're choosing the latter.

Speaking of eBay, there are lots of offerings of masses of corks for crafts like bulletin board construction and such. Those of us who collect particulars regularly scan these, looking for our peculiar fancies and then pursuing them. For example, I might write a private message to a seller saying "I notice a beautiful cork with a duck on it, in the upper right hand corner of the second photo. Could I buy it separately?" Or, if a cork is desirable enough to me, I might buy the whole lot and then give away or sell the rest after rescuing the object of my desire...

Thanks, Philsie!

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#126 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Oh, Chris, thank you.
Those photos ae inspirational. I am adding them to my fantasy list. The smug little owl, and soaring Eyriebird, and... is that a Jay?
Wonderful.
Thank you so much.
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#127 Post by Philip N. Jones »

Let’s not forget Corvidae, a brand of wine.

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#128 Post by Paul Jaouen »

Gila, need any of these?
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Gila Gatewood wrote: June 8th, 2017, 7:32 pm WHOAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Breath-taking tour-de-force cork!

Must have! Must have!!!!
send me your mailing address and I'll send you a bunch! [cheers.gif]

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#130 Post by Chris C a r y »

Hi Gila, Thanks for the offer, but I've been trying to get my own children to stay moved out for some time now and my wife and I hope to retire ourselves soon. In the meantime, I did search my collection and found some interesting corks. Also a lot of non-interesting corks, but I didn't take pictures of those.

Top row below are probably duplicates for you. Far right is Tefft, though it is not identified in any way that I can see.

Second row are ones I didn't know I was looking for, but seem like good fits. Corvus Cellar is in Walla Walla, WA, and their main logo is a raven, though I don't know if it ever shows up on their corks. http://www.wallawallawineambassador.com ... us-cellars Severino Cellars, Zillah, WA http://www.severinocellars.com/ logo DOES show up as seen, and I have at least two versions. The logo is a Tlingit themed Eagle/Raven with feathers. The winemaker/co-owner Joey is native Tlingit.

Third row are head scratchers for you to decide. First is Angel Vine, Portland, OR which has a stylized wing, but not exactly a bird wing. Second is Columbia Winery, Woodinville, WA circa 2008. Columbia is one of Washington's founding wineries that has gone through many ownership and branding changes. During this period this logo may have a rooster on top as a weather vane. It may also be something else. This link can lead to some history and has a photo of a bottle that matches this cork. https://www.columbiawinery.com/our-story/about-us. Last one is Odonata, Salinas, CA, this is a dragonfly, but sometimes those look like birds. https://www.odonatawines.com/

In the mail headed your way. Cheers!

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Philip N. Jones wrote: April 26th, 2021, 10:26 pm Let’s not forget Corvidae, a brand of wine.
Is that Corvidae-19? I got vaccinated.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I need that one!!

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Paul Jaouen wrote: April 27th, 2021, 6:18 am Gila, need any of these?

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Paul... could I pleeeease have them all? I don't THINK I have any of them, and even if I do, there can be subtle differences year by year...
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loren.grossman wrote: April 27th, 2021, 7:44 am
Gila Gatewood wrote: June 8th, 2017, 7:32 pm WHOAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Breath-taking tour-de-force cork!

Must have! Must have!!!!
send me your mailing address and I'll send you a bunch! [cheers.gif]
Loren, Loren, Loren, I shall await your bunchbunchbunch with baited wine-scented breathbreathbreath!
(I get silly when I'm excited...!)

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Chris C a r y wrote: April 28th, 2021, 2:01 pm Hi Gila, Thanks for the offer, but I've been trying to get my own children to stay moved out for some time now and my wife and I hope to retire ourselves soon. In the meantime, I did search my collection and found some interesting corks. Also a lot of non-interesting corks, but I didn't take pictures of those.

Top row below are probably duplicates for you. Far right is Tefft, though it is not identified in any way that I can see.

Second row are ones I didn't know I was looking for, but seem like good fits. Corvus Cellar is in Walla Walla, WA, and their main logo is a raven, though I don't know if it ever shows up on their corks. http://www.wallawallawineambassador.com ... us-cellars Severino Cellars, Zillah, WA http://www.severinocellars.com/ logo DOES show up as seen, and I have at least two versions. The logo is a Tlingit themed Eagle/Raven with feathers. The winemaker/co-owner Joey is native Tlingit.

Third row are head scratchers for you to decide. First is Angel Vine, Portland, OR which has a stylized wing, but not exactly a bird wing. Second is Columbia Winery, Woodinville, WA circa 2008. Columbia is one of Washington's founding wineries that has gone through many ownership and branding changes. During this period this logo may have a rooster on top as a weather vane. It may also be something else. This link can lead to some history and has a photo of a bottle that matches this cork. https://www.columbiawinery.com/our-story/about-us. Last one is Odonata, Salinas, CA, this is a dragonfly, but sometimes those look like birds. https://www.odonatawines.com/

In the mail headed your way. Cheers!

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Chris,
Well, I'll take the rejection in good cheer since you're giving me such wonderful consolation prizes!!
Thanks for the research, and thank for the head scratchers, too. I have a big handful of mysteries (shown in an earlier post). A cork collector needs a pile like that to occupy those late nights when the not-yet-sleepy-enough-to-go-to-sleep mind wants a project.
What an exciting batch. You really went above and beyond.
The offer stands!
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#135 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

Gila-

Dropping the Screagle and this Owl corkscrew in the mail tomorrow, please PM me your address.

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#136 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: April 28th, 2021, 5:22 pm Gila-

Dropping the Screagle and this Owl corkscrew in the mail tomorrow, please PM me your address.


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It amuses me.
Screagle?!
How delightful!
You are GIVING me that corkscrew????????????
If it turns out to be quite priceless, I'll split the total with ya! Priceless... without price... zero... half thereof...
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#137 Post by Adolfo H »

I'll add to your flock! We'll get one of these dropped in the mail for you.
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#138 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Adolfo! That is a breath-taking design! I will really enjoy researching it.
I'm getting curious: how much more fun can I HAVE here!!?? I've made a few appearances here before, begging for corks, or asking for help identifying corks, or... begging for corks. This has been by far my most successful take.
Thank you again, Adolfo... my flock awaits this beauty.

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#139 Post by David Wright »

Hot tip, Gila: google Adolfo's signature...

(The bird on the cork could pass for a Resplendent Quetzal).

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Thank you, David... I KNEW there was something familiar about those lines.
The Resplendent is probably the apex quetzal, but there are some varieties in southernmost America, my homeland.
Thank you so much. What a thrill to have this creature represented in my flock. Mannnnnnn, I am one happy bird nerd.

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Aha! The Monroy site is worth the Google, for sure! It's a resplendent odyssey. Thank you for sharing, ...ernandez!

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Oh, heck, I may as well slap my current list up here before I start receiving new goodies...
Bird-related Wine Corks
As of 5-1-21


Domestic (USA)



California


A Tribute to Grace --- (from Brian; see email) Santa Barbara Highlands, Vineyard Grenache from year 2016, $64.99, purchased in 2018
https://gracewinecompany.com/
"A Tribute to Grace, named for winemaker Angela Osborne’s grandmother, is the culmination of a winding road to winemaking. Angela studied film in her native New Zealand and worked at a wine shop to pay the bills."
Santa Barbara County - CA

Bogle - 2 variations - family winery, Yiddish proverbs on some corks, easily available - sponsors wine tours to France: "A relaxing vacation with your favorite wines…yes, please! Join us as we bring together amazing Old World wines with your Bogle favorites in one of the most famous wine regions in the world…Bordeaux, France! Winemaker dinners, private receptions and wine seminars are all included in the fun."
Clarksville - CA

Crane Lake https://www.cranelakecellars.com/
Very inexpensive - $5-10/bottle Napa - CA

Duckhorn Vineyards, 2 variations (from Marie)
https://www.duckhorn.com/
1994, 2002
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent forty years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot is always a sure bet. The 2013 Merlot exhibits excellent red currant, dried leaves, and savory spices in its aromas and flavors. The wine's sweet oak nuance is an accent that goes a long way in putting a bow on the package as it highlights the elegance of this grape variety from the Bordeaux family. Tasted: March 6, 2017. "
Duckhorn Wine Shop
$95.00 / 750ml
Portfolio of wines includes...
Duckhorn
Paraduxx
Goldeneye
Migration
Decoy
Canvasback
Calera
St. Helena, Napa, San Francisco Offices - CA

EagleCastle... (defunct 2012) from beadbug69 (Etsy), Pam Hill
Former destination/tasting site and winery... spectacular castle, Medieval replication inside and out (moat included). Now being remodeled/reconceptualized. https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/new-win ... tle/29194/
Paso Robles, CA

Goosecross Cellars https://goosecross.com/about/ 2001
"Goosecross’s journey has grown and evolved through the years, from farmers and grape growers in the 1970s to winemakers and vintners in the 1980s". CA

Hahn, 3 variations - 1988, 2000, 20001 - Hahn Family - Founder, Nicky Hahn, grew up speaking German. In his native language, the word ‘Hahn’ means rooster, which is why a depiction of this bird has always graced the label of our Hahn wines. From the beginning, Nicky strove to produce exceptional varietal wines from Monterey County where Hahn’s vineyards and winery are located.
https://www.hahnwines.com/ Since 1980
Prices range from 10-20 dollars US. Soledad - CA

Hawk Crest Easily available, very inexpensive. Multiple brands/wines associated with this address, 105 ZINFANDEL LN. No website.
St. Helena - CA

Heron - winery which buys grapes from various California vineyards. Founder - Laely Heron - CA
http://www.heronwines.com/

Hungry Hawk Vineyards from micraft, Michele Orsini (Etsy)
https://www.hungryhawkvineyards.com/?me ... 82D680DFB6
Since 2009, average bottle - $25-50. Red, white, sparkling, etc. Private, not sold in stores...
Escondido, CA

Mad Duck Zinfandel . (from eBay)
Lodi - no website - very inexpensve... 5-10/bottle
CA

Night Owl - San Bernabe Vineyard (On Loan to HappyHourOwls!)
From kabinfever, eBay.
Press Release: "Night Owl Wines are a trbute to the many owls that inhabit this most diverse single vineyard in the world, with 20 grapes and 21 microclimates." Whites, reds, average cost10-15 USD/bottle.
Monterey
CA

Oberon Wines . (from eBay) https://www.oberonwines.com/index.php
Tony Coltrin, Owner: "I was born and raised in St. Helena, Napa Valley and have spent over 40 years making wine from some of the best Napa Valley vineyards. As a teenager, the grandfather of one of my closest friends suggested that I work a harvest at a winery to connect my knowledge of the vineyards with my growing love for wine and food. After that first harvest, I was hooked."
Napa Valley - CA

Paloma Vineyards - 2004 Merlot - https://www.palomavineyard.com/
About Us: "My parents, Barbara and Jim, always had an interest in wine, both in its making and its consumption, and in food and gardening. In 1980, they were living in Midland, Texas, and began thinking about a retirement home. They decided to start looking for a small property in the Napa Valley where they could build a home and plant a small vineyard. This dream was realized in 1983 when a friend of theirs, Dan Duckhorn, called and told them about the property now known as Paloma Vineyard. When you operate and vineyard and winery, you never retire!"
St. Helen - CA

Payout Cabernet Sauvignon. (from eBay) No website. Only sold by third-party dealers... label has "Teaser Odds", "Parlay Odds" logo. Is there even a real winery? The only bird is an eagle by the 'trade mark' sign. $15 - vintages from 2000s forward. CA

Ravenswood, 4 variations, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
https://www.ravenswoodwinery.com/
Started 1976, Joel Peterson - Founder: "On a fall day in 1976, as ravens taunted from tree branches above, Joel Peterson worked doggedly to bring in four tons of grapes before a looming thunderstorm hit. The fruit he crushed that night was used for one of two single-vineyard Sonoma County Zins – the first wines to bear Ravenswood’s signature ring of ravens". CA

Renwood, 3 variations 1993, 1993, 1999
https://www.renwood.com/
Known for Zinfandel. Established in 1993; in 2012 became part of a privately-held, family-owned international portfolio of wineries that includes properties in the Mendoza region of Argentina, Uruguay, France’s Bordeaux, and Tuscany in Italy. Sierra Foothills - CA

Rex Goliath, 2 variations - in Texas folklore, a 47-pound rooster, supposedly named "Rex Goliath" toured with a traveling circus at the turn of the 20th century. People came from miles around to see the "world's largest rooster." While there may or may not have been such a rooster, there is now a California wine with a label that reproduces an old poster that promoted appearances of that bird - CA

Screaming Eagle (from David; see email)
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L California Red Wine
As of 3-10-2020
Identified bottle price: REDACTED!
https://moraswines.com/product/screamin ... -red-wine/
www.screamingeagle.com
Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards... a California wine estate producing limited amounts of varietal wine; due to the excellent quality, small quantities produced and high prices commanded, their wines are considered the ultimate "cult" wines. The winery is located in Oakville, north of the town of Napa in the Napa Valley - CA

Wilde Farm Wines (from Brian; see email) - "birds all over the cork!" Beautiful!
About Us: "Wilde Farm was a place long before it was a wine. Built in 1907 on the estate of Samuel Wilde, a successful coffee and spice trader, Wilde Farm began as a horse farm, with a generous kitchen garden of vegetables and herbs. It is of the Colonial Revival style popular at the time. The edifice itself is purposefully constructed, with hand-hewn floorboards, chestnut moldings, high, plastered ceilings and strong, honest lines. Much like its eponymous wine, the house was expertly crafted of honest materials and made to age gracefully. About twenty years ago, my wife and I took over custody of Wilde Farm. There we have raised three beautiful boys, in the only home they have ever known.
Wilde Farm makes wines from old vines and exceptional vineyards. Quantities are very small. Our wines are bright, balanced and made by hand. They emphasize a balance of acid and fruit. As an added bonus they age great."
Northern CA

Winking Owl Made by Gallo for Aldi's chain - Modesto, CA



New Jersey

Silver Decoy Winery . (from eBay)
Bottles range 10-20 website info@silverdecoywinery.com now defunct - New Jersery



New York

Duck Walk Wines https://duckwalk.com/ (from Kevin)
About Us: "It was the dream of our founder, Dr. Herodotus “Dan” Damianos, that helped create the winemaking industry on Long Island in the early 1980’s. In 1994 he and his son, Alexander, founded Duck Walk Vineyards. The Chateau-style building in Water Mill, a true Hamptons landmark, became home to what has quickly evolved into one of the most well-known names in Long Island wine. Duck Walk Vineyards has two locations – the flagship winery is located in Southampton, New York. In 2007 we added a new location on the North Fork of Long Island. Surrounded by 30 beautiful acres of Sauvignon Blanc grape vines, Duck Walk Vineyards North is an ideal location to taste Duck Walk’s renowned wines while visiting Long Island’s famous Wine Trail."
Long Island - NY

Goose Watch
https://goosewatch.com/
Since 1997 - Swedish Hill Winery - Finger Lakes are - NY

/Red Tail Ridge Winery https://www.redtailridgewinery.com/ Since 2004. Husband and wife owners. $15-75/bottle.
Penn Yan - NY



North Carolina

Duplin Wines - Hatteras Lighthouse and Seagull - North Carolina's oldest operating winery, established in 1975 in Duplin County, producing approximately 450,000 cases per year, known primarily for muscadine wines. 10-25/bottle. Sangria looks good!
Rose Hill & Myrtle Beach - NC



Oregon

Blakeslee Vineyards https://blakesleevineyard.com/
Since 1970s, known as Quail Hill Vineyard, more recently (2005+) dedicated to Pinot Noir as new owners Blakeslee (husband/wife team)

Duck Pond Cellars . (from eBay) https://www.duckpondcellars.com/
Since 1993. Bottles range ~$25-150 Willamette Valley - OR

Durant Vineyards
http://redridgefarms.com/sip (parent company)
About Us: "Durant Vineyards Est. 1973 First and foremost the Durant Family are viticulturists who remain pure to the block. Always vineyard designate—never blended—our wines reflect the careful farming and craftsmanship of each winemaker that is paired with certain sites among our hillside vineyards.
As founders in the Oregon wine industry, we are proudest of the forty years we’ve spent producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris fruit for some of the best wineries in Oregon. We aim to reflect this tradition and quality in Durant Vineyards wines."
Also - olive oil business, wine club, visits/tastings, nursery/gardens.



Rhode Island

Sakkonet . (from eBay) (Carolyn's Sakkonet Vineyard)
https://www.sakonnetwine.com/about/
"Founded in 1975, Sakonnet Vineyard rests on 150 acres of land, 30 of which have produced
our award-winning wines for over four decades. Our grapes are grown locally, picked by hand, and barrel-aged in French, Hungarian, Russian and American oak".
RI



Virginia

Narmada Winery - from Victor Vega, see email. "Great winery. It's in a beautiful secluded spot near Shenandoah National Park and is very peaceful. The back patio offers a picnic-atmosphere atmosphere with occasional cheese/cutlets/crudities tasting parties. 2015" An hour from DC - VA

RdV, ('Rendezvous') 3 variations - ranges from 35 to 100+ dollars - critically very well-received - Brian (Wine Berserkers Blogger): 2010, 2011, 2012 - "In these inaugural vintages, a warm and dry June encouraged a healthy flowering. Consistent light rains followed. This proved to be a blessing, establishing the new vineyards with a strong canopy needed to sustain the plants through the increasingly dryer summer months. " Delaplane - VA



Washington

Covey Run, 2 variations - Quail Series - 1982-present, average bottle price, US dollars 7-25. They buy from various vineyards. http://www.coveyrun.com/our-story.php - WA

Feather - from Longshadows. 2007 https://longshadows.com/ https://longshadows.com/ red $30 and upwards extant

Jones of Washington https://www.jonesofwashington.com/
About Us: "Always looking for new challenges, Jack entered the world of viticulture in 1997. He designed and planted various vineyards in the Wahluke Slope Appellation and the first grapes Jones sold were to a large Western Washington winery looking to expand production. It was clear to Jack, that with such quality estate grapes available, he should create a start-up boutique winery. Thus, in 2001 Jones of Washington was born and the winery released its first wine, a 2001 Merlot in 2003." Wahluke Slope & Ancient Lakes - WA

Kestrel - https://kestrelwines.com/ Since 1995. They say they have kestrel bird-houses are all over the vineyard.
Yakima Valley - WA

Tefft Cellars (from Luis X.) http://tefftcellars.com/
Brochure - :Our dream came true when in 1991 we established Tefft Cellars Winery in eastern Washington’s Yakima Valley,Joel Tefft of Tefft Cellars Winery – Yakima Valley, Washington the heart of the Columbia Valley’s wine country. It’s hard to believe that was ten years ago this year. Since the beginning, we were determined to dedicate our knowledge of the wine-making process to producing distinctive, quality wines." WA











Imports



Australia


/Black Swan https://blackswanwines.com.au/about-us/ Property initiated in 1940s... BS since 2001.
Australia

/Cockatoo Ridge - prices 7-12 dollars in US. http://www.cockatooridge.com.au/
Available exclusively at selected Dan Murphy's and BWS Stores in Au.
For General information, Sales & Export enquiries, please contact export@pinnacledrinks.com.au.
Australia

/Little Penguin (Bronco Wines) (Australia) 4 variations

/Lucky Duck No website? Made for Walmart?
Australia

/SAMI-ODI ****************************** (from Chris Uhlmann, reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation show "Insiders", fellow bird-cork collector!)
Sami-Odi 'Little Wine' #6 - (from Barrona... wine blog, etc.) $72.87 - date uncertain - https://sami-odi.com/wines/
VS Imports: "Small winery, that goes by the curious name of Sami-Odi, producing minuscule quantities of Syrah (he doesn't say Shiraz!) of the highest order". A rather notorious eccentric... Fraser McKinley, owner.
Barossa Valley - Australia

/Turkey Flat https://www.turkeyflat.com.au/
"Welcome to the old Schulz family butchers shop, now the heart of Turkey Flat and the home of our cellar door. This wonderful old bluestone building is tucked away on the edge of Tanunda in the beautiful Barossa Valley, completely surrounded by our historic vineyards, dating back to 1847.
Would you like the opportunity to take a closer look at some of the oldest vines in the world? Turkey Flat’s 1847 Ancestor Shiraz vineyard is just a stone’s throw from our winery and cellar door. Normally off limits from public access, we are hosting VIP tours followed by Ancestor and Turkey Flat Shiraz tastings – accompanied with food - this Vintage Festival. When: Wednesday, 24 April 2019". $25-250/bottle????
Spectacular history, right????????
Australia

/Wolf Blass ***************************** (from Chris Uhlmann, reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation show "Insiders", fellow bird-cork collector!)
https://www.wolfblass.com/en-ca/home Since 1966. Amazing international history for Blass. 86-year-old icon. $20-75/bottle.
Australia




Croatia

/Gerzinic (from Andro, Antiques Forums) http://www.gerzinic.com/en They also have an olive oil business.
Vižinada - Croatia



France


/Calvet Wines 1996 cork Amazing history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Calvet Company, Jean-Marie Calvet, founder, Rhône River Valley, since 1818.
http://www.calvet.com/en/our-story/la-n ... om-de-vin/
Well known brand of reference for its quality, constancy and reliability... a mainstay in more than 110 countries.
Bordeaux - France

/Chateau La Becasse - Seller Information - De Vinis Illustribus -1997 - Pauillac - $74.87
OLDEST - 1997
https://www.wine-searcher.com/merchant/ ... _F=1595346
http://www.comptoirvignobles.com/ France

/Chataeau de Chantegrive - Vignobles Leveque 3 variations - https://www.chantegrive.com/
Graves Region (French: [ɡʁav], gravelly land) is an important subregion of the Bordeaux wine region. 2010 (2), 2012 - France
Podensac - France

/Chateaux de Colombe - 2014 Laithwaites Imports, UK: "Across the slope from Saint Emilion’s Grands Crus Châteaux Faugères and de Pressac lies little Château de Colombe. It sits on the same limestone ridge but in less fashionable Castillon. Hence this double Gold claret is both delicious and well priced". $15-30/bottle in US.
Bordeaux - France

/Chateau de Halie, Bruno Dauvin -from Peter Weygandt Wine Importers, $16/750ml bottle Peter: "An exceptional value, this fresh and juicy Bordeaux is a blend of 60% Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Classic in style, with notes of red plums, black fruits, and spice. Smooth on the palate, enjoy this with rustic stews." France

/Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue . (from eBay)
Bonne Mares Grand Cru 2012 – "Made from vines planted between 1945 and 1995 and grown on red soils located on the lower slope in the Chambolle side of the vineyard which has more iron and clay content. The soil characteristics give the Bonne Mares a different personality from the rest of the Vogue stable. Here the wine is bolder and more masculine. The nose is high-toned and shows more blueberries, peony, orange zest and chocolate. nnins which will help it age. The Bonne Mares which is aged in 35% new oak is usually a wine which will be more open and approachable of the 2 grand crus of the Domaine. S$ 670 / Bottle S$2,010 / Case of 3 bottles S$4,020 / Case of 6 bottles." France

/Domaine de la Mordoree - 6 variations (from Marie, saved up all 6 from wine tasting at her winery!!)
Created 1986
https://www.domaine-mordoree.com/?lang=en
https://www.winemadeeasy.com/domaine-de ... JwQAvD_BwE
France

/ Val d'Orbieu "Co-op" Wines. . (from eBay) La Cuvée Mythique is the flagship made centrally. The wines are very common in UK supermarkets La Cuvee Mythique Reserve Brut Rose Pinot Noir -
Languedoc-Roussillon - France



Germany

/Sorentberg Wines LOOK!!!!!!!!!! (from Steve; see email) Rotschiefer Riesling - $26/ 2015
http://sorentberg-riesling.de/?page_id=759&lang=en
Two young winegrowers Tobias Treis (Reil/Mosel) and Ivan Giovanett (Neumarkt/South Tyrol) recultivated the almost forgotten vineyard Reiler Sorentberg after 25 years of fallow land. 1,000 old vines, thought to date to 17th century (?!), exact age unknown, were revived. "Old vines... new life"! - Bochure
Logo is fossil common to hillsides... "spinocertia', whch has "wings"!!!!! Website: "There is not a single vineyard on the entire Moselle with the so-called “Wissenbach slate” (red slate soil with shell inclusions). “The Wissenbach slates (…) originate from the Middle Devonian region".
Mosel Valley, Germany

/Weingut Burgerspital (from Bernd) https://www.buergerspital.de/weingut/
Press Release: "Bürgerspital, a wine estate with 300 acres, is situated in a beautiful and historic courtyard right in the middle of Würzburg and is one of the oldest and largest wine estates in Germany. Bürgerspital wines have been awarded numerous prestigious national and international prizes and have won wine-tasting competitions held by celebrated sommeliers and wine journalists. This wine estate is a founding member of the VDP (Association of German Top-Quality Wine Estates). The VDP is the elite of Germany´s wine producers. A distinguishing feature all VDP wines show is the eagle on the neck of the bottle. Spectacular icon."
Wurzburg - Germany




Greece

/Domaine Hatzimichalis http://www.hatzimichalis.gr/
https://www.ilovegreekwine.com/wineries ... imichalis/: "Domaine Hatzimichalis was founded by Dimitris Hatzimichalis in 1973. He started planting vines in the recently acquired 9 he (20 acres) of land in the region of Atalanti in Central Greece, following an ancient tradition in viticulture, confirmed by numerous testimonies and archaeological evidence."
Atalalanti, Greece



Hungary

/Varsanyi . (from eBay) https://varsanyipinceszet.hu/ (all in Hungarian) Beautiful site. $3-5 bottle???
Hungary



Italy

/Baracchi Winery http://www.baracchiwinery.com/
Barrachi estate includes Tuscan villa dating back to 17th century, was the home of the famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli. Now restored to inn and restaurant. The old olive groves and the new vineyards surround the property.
Riccardo with his son Benedetto strongly desired to continue the family tradition of grape growing and wine -making , which began in 1860, adding now a modern and high quality character.
Cortona - Tuscany - Italy

/Cantina Tudernum - founded 1958, identified by DanF (Berserkers) - prices range from 20-40 US dollars.
http://www.tudernum.it/la-cantina/
https://juliegilley.typepad.com/my_far_ ... lIncedible scenic mountain-top location.
Umbria - Italy

/Castello Banfi (Banfi Castle) 2 varieties of "Belnero", 2005, 2007
https://castellobanfi.com/en/banfi-wine ... /p@belnero
major importers based in Long Island
Several locations - Piedmont, Tuscany - Italy

/Cave di Moleto (Moleto Cave) Cave di Moleto 'Bricco alla Prera' Barbera del Monferrato, year unknown - $34
(Allesndria) Piedmont - Italy

/Passopisciaro Winery Vini Franchetti - LOOOOOOK!!!!!!!
Castiglione di Sicilia is a small community of wine makers. (from Steve; see email) 2 variations - 2007, 2014 http://www.vinifranchetti.com/passopisciaro/
"Volcanoes are gloomy places, and when I arrived, Mt. Etna was even gloomier because it was an abandoned volcano. Wineries lay collapsed all over its slopes; stonewalled terraces disappeared everywhere up the mountain in the bushes. There was the misery of blackened streets and ashen churches in large old towns. These were the feelings I had in the winter of 2000 when I first came to Etna. It seemed crazy to restore vineyards so high up the mountain – above, it was erupting – but I liked that they were planted so high. At the top of the steep Passopisciaro property looms a hump of black gravel. It’s where the lava spill from a big eruption in 1947 had stopped, caking up just before it could submerge whole terraces below it, vines, walls, and buildings: on Etna you can lose it all." Andrea Franchetti
Mt. Etna Volcano Area) - Sicily

/Tenuta Mazzolino - 2013 Red? http://tenuta-mazzolino.com/wines/
$10-20 US dollars/bottle About Us: "The Mazzolino Estate stretches through the heart of the Oltrepò Pavese DOC region, on the right bank of the river Po, in the hilly area near the Apennines and along the 45th parallel north.
It is in the old hamlet of Mazzolino, near Corvino San Quirico, that the Braggiotti family, owners of the Mazzolino Estate since 1980, planted the roots of the winery’s philosophy: thirty hectares of land in the hills, twenty of which are vineyards, favoring the grape varieties most suited to this area."
Oltrepò Pavese - Lombardy - Italy

/Uccelliera/Montalcino . (from eBay)
2012 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino - 750 ml - $57 https://www.uccelliera-montalcino.it/
Sienna, Tuscany - Italy




Macedonia (from Matej, Antiques Forum)

/Stobi Wines - from Ivan, Wine Berserkers column, "located only 80 km from the capital of Skopje, in the heart of Macedonia, in the Tikves wine region – the biggest and the most important wine region which stretches on 13.000 ha, along the same latitude as Rioja and Ribera del Duero, 15-30 US dollars aerage per bottle/variety/etc/." Macedonia



Portugal
/Duorum - Duorum 'Altitude By Duorum' Interesting! https://www.duorum.pt/?idioma=en
Sustainability and ecological concerns are important in mission statement. Very active in community and civic activities. Seems very patriotic and proud of Portuguese heritage.
Douro, Portugal



South Africa

/Kanu Wines (from LeaKP, Kevin's parront, Parrot Forums) Kia-Ora Noble Late Harvest 2013
Steve G. from Wine Berserkers: "Deep, luxurious amber. Initially shy on the nose, but opens up to a melange of citrus blossoms, tangerine peel and spicy vanillins. Unctuous, powerful entry onto the palate, revealing a wine layered with citrus zest, dried Turkish apricots and spicy oak nuances. The finish is accentuated by a beautiful Botrytis character, leaving a lingering aftertaste. Fruity and a lot like honey"....  @ R  60.00  per bottle ."
S. Africa



Spain

/Acentor - 2013 grapesofspain.com: "Isaac Fernandez Seleccion is one of Spain’s most acclaimed winemakers. Acentor is named for the small brown birds, similar to starlings which come to eat ripe grapes, always a sign that they are nearly ripe enough to make great wine."
Garnacha Calatayud Region - Spain

Flirty Bird
From Penny Lee, aka the Cianis, SC (ebay). Flirty Bird Wines are sold at Aldi in US - Variety of wines, prices $3-10.
There are multiple vlogs/blogs of tastings of this wine, ranging from a prank claiming the bottles to be valued at $300 to apparent grandmas and self-described hobos who acknowledge the actual $3.99 price tag. Strange.
Cute variety of labels, plain corks.
Manufacturer est. 1952 (http://www.felixsolis.com/) apparently relabels for US market.
Tierra de Castilla Region, Spain

Ortega Fournier https://www.ofournier-ribera.com/
About Us: "Since 2000, O. Fournier has been producing some of the finest wines in the market. We’re passionate about serving our clientele with the great taste and quality they’ve come to expect. With a wide variety of signature products catering to all budgets, we’re the perfect option for your upcoming event, party, or a quiet evening at home."
Emphasis on ecotourism and high tech wineries. $15-50/bottle
pleasethepalate.com: "Their logo is an Argentine ostrich that was derived from a sacred native cave painting. Inside the ostrich (which represents earth) is a cross (which represents the Southern Cross, or the sky) and together they create unity." The bird is actually a Rhea, one of two possible species.
Vineyards in Argentina, Chile, Portugal... business hub in Spain.
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH FRENCH WINERY 'FOURNIER, PERE ET FILS, FRANCE'




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#143 Post by Rodrigo B »

Gila,

Quickly rummaged through my cork vases.

Found a rather simple cork with the German VDP eagle stamped on it from Christoffel-Berres, I believe from a 1990 Ürziger Wurzgarten Kabinett. Let me know if you want me to send it your way.

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#144 Post by JBrochu »

Does anybody else check the cork for a bird now immediately after popping instead of checking for imperfections and/or anomalies? I don't care, I just want to find a bird!
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#145 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Rodrigo... I do have one Weingut, but it has some subtle differences and I would LOVE to have yours! Would you let me have it, pretty please???

JBrochu... I hope your "virus" spreads to everybody: pop that cork, check for birds, send to Gila!! You made me giggle to hard that I scared my parrot, who woke up out of a sound sleep and yelled "COME HERE!" I think he approves of your thinking!

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#146 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Ken! It arrived, and it's a great little example of what I love about collecting these corks.
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There is a wondeful history, AND the art has a great backstory. Thank you so much.
I will be including the following in my big master list.
"Cascina delle Rose - Barbaresco DOCG from Ken Leiter/Berserkers http://www.cascinadellerose.it/agrituri ... me/storia/ Columbia Valley current secondary market $20-200
Post WWII family settlement began, winery developed over the years. Logo: The site explains that "A dear friend captured the game of Potato (the dog) and Mimi (the cat) who with the swallow gave life
to our logo: the depiction of harmony" (the cat stands on the dog's back while the swallow flits overhead). There is usually a bed-and-breakfast option available in the old family house."
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#147 Post by Rodrigo B »

You've got it! I'll drop it off in the mail on Monday
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#148 Post by Gila Gatewood »

Rodrigo, I have already discovered that I got your cork confused with a Weingut Burgerspital that I got a few years ago. I'll do a little "compare and contrast" essay when I receive your VDP cork.

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#149 Post by Rodrigo B »

I found a few other bird corks. Those are also coming your way. But I won't spoil the surprise
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#150 Post by Gila Gatewood »

REALLY??
The best surprises are those where there's enough of a mystery that you know you'll be surprised, but you still know you're gonna love them.
Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike... crocheted things from Aunt Brenda --- NO.
Bird corks from Berserkers --- YES!

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