01 Lamborn Family Vineyards, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, Invites You To Go Fly Fishing! – Brian Tyler Lamborn
The very first “Family Vineyard” label in California, the Lamborns have been grape farming and producing elegant wines from Napa Valley’s prestigious Howell Mountain for over three generations. Located 2,200 feet above sea level, the Mountain’s volcanic soil and distinct mezzo climate provides their small eight acre vineyard with uniquely ideal growing conditions. Lamborn is producing Cabernets and Zinfandels of the highest quality and intensity, all handcrafted by “Celebrity Winemaker” Heidi Barrett. A “family business” in every sense of the term, the Lamborn Family does all of the farming, production, and distribution themselves.
02 It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than A Dream Vacation That Includes Fly Fishing and Napa Valley Wines – Brian Tyler Lamborn
Brian Tyler Lamborn is the outdoors-wine-man behind Wine On The Fly. Upcoming trips include Ranch at Rock Creek Fly Fishing with Brian Lamborn, Rudy von Strasser and Marc and Janice Mondavi of Charles Krug March 21 – 24. On the east coast, book Fly Fishing with Brian at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, April 7 – 10 featuring Jim Barbour of Barbour Vineyards, Justin Hunnicutt Stephens of D.R. Stephens Estate and Hunnicutt, and Lamborn Family Vineyards.
03 Master of Wine Teaches Tradition and Transition in Sud de France Master-Level Webinar Program – Rosemary George
Rosemary George, Master of Wine writes on her Taste Languedoc blog, “Over the last twenty years or so this vast vineyard, which stretches from the Spanish border round to the delta of the Rhone has undergone a dramatic transformation, so that the wines have improved out of all recognition. And that pace of change continues unabated, with each vintage bringing new wine growers and new wines. Those are the wines and people I want to talk about, as well as old established favourites. And since wine goes with food, I do not intend to ignore the rich gastronomy of the region.”