Anna Marie Dos Remedios – Winemaker

Anna Marie dos Remedios began making wine in 2007, focusing on small lot, single-vineyard designated wines from some of California’s best wine grape growing regions. She studied at the prestigious UC Davis winemaking program to better understand the chemistry of wine and winemaking.

Anna Marie and partner Deb Payne started Idle Hour Winery focusing on traditional methods, native yeast fermentation, gravity flow racking and use of neutral French Oak barrels. The result is an elegance and freshness which are the hallmarks of the smooth and subtle Idle Hour vintages.

The winery is located in Oakhurst, just outside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The site is home to both the Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen and the Queens Inn by the River — a 12 room boutique hotel with wine bar and beer garden. The winery offers wine tastings and food service daily. Idle Hour Winery also has a tasting room in Carmel Valley, in the heart of Monterey County, to promote their Arroyo Seco Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays as well.

Idle Hour is named after a Chinese junk vessel once owned by Augustinho dos Remedios, Anna Marie’s paternal grandfather. She enjoyed sailing and fishing on that wonderful ship as a young child in Hong Kong.

Anna and Deb Payne invite you to join them for this “Bucket List” trip to Croatia. This once-in-a-lifetime inclusive program combines a 7-night land tour from Zagreb to Split, followed by a 7-night deluxe yacht cruise to Dubrovnik aboard the deluxe 19-cabin vessel AURELIA. We’ll visit Croatia’s most beautiful islands on the Adriatic Sea. Participation is limited to just 34 guests.

On board will be an ample provision of Idle Hour wines, along with local Croatian vintages. This exclusive holiday is dedicated to great food, fine wines and plentiful sunshine. Join us on this once in a lifetime wine experience. Feel free to share this website with any like-minded friends.

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Please Note: This Croatia — Jewel of the Adriatic 2024 wine tasting cruise/tour was created for Idle Hour Winery by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA in conjunction with Katrina Line. This is an exclusive private itinerary and is exclusive to guests who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons.