Adams wine shop is a specialty boutique wine shop focusing on wine produced by women and BIPOC, wherever they may be in the world. The shop is headed by Certified Sommelier Ruben Morancy, who has worked in many aspects of the beverage industry, from restaurants to wineries to retail. Formerly the wine director at Coi in San Francisco, Ruben is developing a program of both special occasion wines, as well as delicious wines under $30 per bottle for everyday drinking.
This Month’s Featured Winery
Theopolis Vineyards is a small lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery located in California’s prestigious Yorkville Highlands of the Anderson Valley. Situated along Highway 128 in southeastern Mendocino County near the border of Sonoma County, the AVA is a highly elevated, rugged interior wine-growing area. The winery was established in 2003, and the vintner’s first harvest was in 2006.
Emboldened by the great fruit produced by the land, its owner and founder, Theodora R. Lee aka Theopatra, Queen of the Vineyards, a bold and dynamic Texan and San Francisco trial lawyer, is now bottling her own award winning wines. In addition to bottling the richly intense and flavorful Petite Sirah and Rosé of Petite Sirah, Theopolis Vineyards strikes a lighter note by bottling a Symphony, a white wine, which is a crossing of Muscat and Grenache Gris. Theopolis Vineyards also bottles an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, a Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir and a Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir.
“From a sommelier’s point of view I love their wines because they go so well with food. Although powerful, they have good structure and balance.”Ruben Morancy, CMC