Miller Family Wine Company Launches New Smashberry Chardonnay


March 2, 2021, Santa Maria, CA – Miller Family Wine Company, a division of industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is pleased to announce the first release of its Smashberry Chardonnay, joining the exciting wine portfolio of Smashberry de Paso Robles.

Dedicated to blending untraditional and exciting flavors, Smashberry seeks to break old paradigms and establish bold new ones with its line of fruity Central Coast wines. True to Smashberry’s roots in blends, the 2019 Smashberry Chardonnay is a lively blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, sourced from SIP-certified vineyards in the Paso Robles appellation.

“Smashberry is an unconventional brand focused on the diverse blend of varietals to create wines that are bursting with flavor and juiciness,” says winemaker Roxie Ward. “With red and rosé blends already on the market, we wanted to complete the Smashberry offer by adding a white wine and chose Chardonnay for its malleable character. The resulting wine showcases another facet of this traditional grape variety.

Boasting appealing aromas of apple, white peach, apricot and tangerine, the palate of the 2019 Chardonnay echoes the nose with refreshing, juicy flavors accentuated by a silky mouthfeel on the lingering finish. “While full-bodied, the wine is aged in 100% stainless steel, allowing its bright fruit flavors and balanced acidity to feel silky and refreshing on the palate,” adds Ward. “The non-traditional co-fermentation of Viognier brings subtle aromas of tangerine and floral jasmine, while adding complexity and length to the finish. It’s a pleasant blend worthy of the Smashberry name, and we can’t wait to share it with wine lovers soon.

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Miller Family Wine Company is a division of Thornhill Companies, the industry-leading umbrella brand of one of California’s premier wine families, the Miller Family, which has operated California’s central coast for five generations. Miller Family Wine Company manages acclaimed national brand wine labels including J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, Smashberry, Barrel Burner, Butternut and Volunteer wines, controlling label brands for leading retailers across the United States. United and the French Camp vineyard in Paso Robles. For more information on Miller Family Wine Company, please visit


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