|Toulouse Wines and Awards|
In 2005, Vern and Maxine entered their first vintage, the 2002 Toulouse Estate Pinot Noir, in the San Francisco Chronicle’s annual October Mendocino Pinot Noir wine judging event. Of the 43 Mendocino County Pinot Noir wines, Toulouse was the panel’s favorite. By the end of the year, the 2002 Toulouse Estate was selected as one of the Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2005. Recently, the Toulouse Estate 2005 Pinot Noir received a 91 point rating in the Wine Spectator and was “Best of Class” in the 2007 National Women’s Wine Competition. Toulouse’s scenic vineyard is established as a proven site that has produced 94 point wines. Their fruit is purchased by some of the most renowned winemakers in Anderson Valley, such as the McPhail Family Wines, Phillips-Hill Estates, and Baxter Winery. While Pinot is their mainstay wine, they produce a Rose of Pinot Noir and a Riesling, both grown at Toulouse. In addition, a Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris are produced. The fruit is purchased from other Anderson Valley growers.