Looking for a bottle of wine with intrigue, passion and uniqueness? ‘Belle Glos’ – pronounced Belle Gloss is one of the true ‘belle’ bottles of Pinot Noir from California’s coast! In 2001, Joe Wagner created Belle Glos, with a focus on vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs from California’s best coastal regions. As a fifth-generation winemaker, Joe Wagner creates distinctive Pinot Noir wines from California’s most noteworthy coastal wine-growing regions.
About Wagner’s TikTok fame
Joe Wagner’s grandparents were the founders of the famous and globally known Caymus vineyards. Now as part of the next generation of winemakers, Joe uses social media to help promote and market his wines, in fact, his Tik Tok channel @JoetheWinemaker now has over 410K followers with some videos garnering over 40 million+ views – including one that has been seen over 145.9 million times. A master of his wine craft, and a marketing genius, Joe takes the pretentiousness out of wine and makes it all about great taste and relatability.
The origin story behind’Belle Glos’
The name ‘Belle Glos’ (pronounced Belle Gloss) was created to honour Joe Wagner’s Grandmother Lorna ‘Belle Gloss’ Wagner an avid lover of Pinot Noir. The red wax seal is dedicated to the red lipstick colour she wore every day. Easier to open than most wax seal wines, the custom tab makes it easy to open and also allows the wine to age and has a lower oxygen transfer rate than a cork or screw cap.
About Santa Maria Valley
Santa Maria Valley is California’s Central Coast’s first officially approved American Viticultural Area (AVA) and grape growing in the Valley can be traced back to the early Mexican Colonial period in the 1800s. The area is recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic wine-growing regions. The vineyards and wineries were featured prominently in the hit movie Sideways which helped to skyrocket the popularity of California Pinot Noir.
Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noir
Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noir by Joe Wager is from Santa Maria Valley’s cool coast in California. Clark & Telephone Vineyard, located near the corner of Clark Avenue and Telephone Road in the Santa Maria Valley, is cooled by wind and fog that sneaks in from the Pacific Ocean along a channel of the Santa Maria River.
Aged for 12 months in Oak, Belle Glos offers a medium plus-bodied taste profile filled with dark fruit, dried lavender and chocolate. A wonderful combination to open and share. Available at the LCBO for $59.95.
Located in Downtown Napa Valley, the Quilt & Co. tasting room pours Belle Gloss Pinot Noir in a unique one-of-a-kind tasting experience where you can taste the full lineup of Belle Glos wines.