01 Tudal Wine Group Consulting Winemaker Crafts Wines from the Ground Up in Napa – Rudy Zuidema
Rudy Zuidema, is the Consulting Winemaker for Tudal Wine Group that includes Tudal Winery, established in 1972 in Napa and Cerruti Cellars, since 2011, of Oakland. The Tudal Family and “Team Tudal” draw upon four generations of growing and winemaking experience to create a portfolio of limited-production fine wines. Now into their fifth decade operating the iconic Tudal Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, they grow and produce their signature Tudal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon on site from our estate vineyard that the family planted in 1972. The 2011 Tudal Family Pinot Noir Gibson Vineyard Los Carneros is Zuidema’s first Pinot Noir… ever! Learn about his pinot noir learning curve compared to his 25-year career working exclusive with Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals.
02 Sustainability and Cool Climate Wines Rule at Anne Amie Vineyards, Carlton, Oregon – Thomas Houseman
Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie Vineyards with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc forming the heart of their production. Complementing the pinot family is Old-Vine Estate Riesling and Müller Thurgau, planted in 1979. The vineyards are located in the rolling hills of the Yamhill-Carlton District and on the steep hillsides of the Chehalem Mountains, both nestled in Oregon’s verdant Willamette Valley. Thomas Houseman expresses himself as Winemaker for Anne Amie Vineyards, Carlton, Oregon
03 Boutique Pinot Noir Specialist J. Wrigley Vineyards Delivers a Spirit of Adventure on Prime Oregon Terroir – Jody and John Wrigley
Jody and John Wrigley, Founders, J Wrigley Vineyards, Sheridan, Oregon, family estate vineyard in the McMinnville AVA of Yamhill County, where the Wrigleys purchased 200 acres of prime vineyard land in 2006 and planted their first Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Gris vines in October of 2008. John proposed to Jody on Proposal Block. Purchase the 2011 J. Wrigley Vineyards Proposal Block Estate Pinot Noir Extended Barrel Aged, 2012 “MAC” Cuvée Pinot Noir, and 2012 Proposal Block Estate Pinot Noir straight from their website.
04 Introducing the Man Behind New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc… Matua – Bill Spence
Bill Spence, Matua, who along with his brother Ross, were the first New Zealanders to produce a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand by planting the first Sauvignon Blanc in 1969 and producing the first bottle in 1974. Matua is celebrating 40 years as New Zealand pioneering winegrowers. Matua is introducing a new Lands & Legends label to the US market.
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