Below you will find information on our two labels, Premium Chalice Wine and California Chalice Wine.
If you are ordering 12 or more bottles, select the case option ("12 bottles") from the drop-down menu of the type of wine you want. Ordering by the case gives you a discount on the per-bottle price; those who order by the case receive a wholesale price on the wine! A mixed case (6 bottles Premium, 6 bottles California) is also available, just below the standard ordering section.
If you have received a discount code via email, please use it during the checkout process. This is especially important for our returning long-distance customers.
The general guidelines of the Orthodox Church, as determined by the Ecumenical Councils, state that the wine must be "sweet, pleasing to the taste, red like the color of blood with no additives and not fortified." Furthermore, the fruit must have the proper blessing read over them at harvest and at crush as specified by the Priest's Service Book (Book of Needs).
The entire production process of our wine is overseen and has the blessing of Orthodox clergy so that those who use our wine in the Divine Liturgy can be confident they are using wine of the highest quality made to the specifications of the Ecumenical Councils.
2019 Premium Chalice Wine
Hand-crafted in the traditional Kagor style from sustainably farmed 100% Malbec grapes, this wine is wonderfully rich and complex, retaining its flavor and depth even when mixed with hot water in the Divine Liturgy.
The 2019 Premium Chalice Wine introduces itself with a deep dark flow of a magnificent purple hue, and follows through on its promise of depth and intensity with a rich bouquet of blackberry pie, creamy vanilla and hints of grapefruit and citrus. Subtle spice notes add complexity as the powerful, mouth-coating tannins gently massage the palate and enhance the drinking experience with its marvelous texture. The dark fruit qualities abound in this wine, but understated cedar, vanilla and clove on the finish bring nuance and intrigue to a uniquely powerful offering of concentrated Malbec from the hills of Sonoma Valley.
Acid: 6.7 g/L
Production: 150 cases
2016 California Chalice Wine
A rich chalice wine made from locally sourced grapes and crafted using traditional methods, our California Chalice Wine is aged in oak barrels and offers the palate complex flavors and velety texture. Perfectly balanced with bold structure and lip-smacking acidity, this wine can be enjoyed on its own, yet maintains flavor and intensity when mixed with hot water for the Divine Liturgy.
We are currently offering the 2016 vintage, which is extremely special as featuring 100% Malbec grapes (previous vintages of California Chalice Wine featured Petit Syrah or Alicante). A "brighter" Malbec than our Premium label, the 2016 California Chalice Wine is a true Kagor with notes of cedar, nutmeg, and roasted coffee.
Acid: 7.0 g/L
Production: 334 cases