01 Oregon’s Other Pinot… OregonPinotGris.org From Christopher Bridge Wines Founder – Christopher Carlberg
Christopher Carlberg is second generation owner and operator of Christopher Bridge Wines and Satori Springs Estate Vineyard in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. He is a founding member of the Oregon Pinot Gris group that advocates for and educates about Oregon’s first white grape and other Pinot cultivar… Pinot Gris. He compares Oregon Pinot Gris to an Alsatian Pinot Gris and Italian Pinot Grigio and talks about the history and significance of the grape in the state.
02 Alice Feiring Presents The Feiring Line (the natural wine newsletter)… The Real Wine Newsletter – Alice Feiring
“Alice Feiring has given herself a new job. After twenty years researching and writing about authentic and natural wines, and penning influential books such as The Battle for Wine and Love (or how she saved the world from Parkerization) and Naked Wine. October 30th she debuted something entirely different for wine lovers… The Feiring Line Newsletter: The Real Wine Newsletter. The newsletter will be much more specific and will showcase a handful of articles, food and wine finds, and vineyard visits. Its beating heart, however, is the purely subjective 20-25 wine recommendations in each issue. The wines will be from at least sustainable agriculture and made with a natural philosophy.”
03 St. Helena’s Bryan Del Bondio, President, Markham Vineyards: One of Napa Valley’s First Wineries – Bryan Del Bondio
Winemaking is a Del Bondio family tradition. Bryan’s grandparents settled in the Napa Valley over 100 years ago. His father, Al, worked at Inglenook for 45 years and taught his son about the unique and challenging art and science of winemaking. His mother, Marie, also spent 40 years at Inglenook. With 350 acres of vineyards strategically located in several of Napa Valley’s best growing regions, stretching from Calistoga in the North to Oak Knoll in the South, Markham hand-selects grapes from diverse microclimates to achieve balanced and rich wines. The Markham Mark of Distinction program is designed to cultivate positive change by awarding funds to help spearhead or continue community efforts. The public votes to determine two grant recipients, who will each be awarded $25,000 to make a lasting change01 Oregon's Other Pinot... OregonPinotGris.org From Christopher Bridge Wines Founder - Christopher Carlberg