01 Navarro Vineyards Participates in Anderson Valley Alsace Varietals Festival February 8 & 9 – Deborah Cahn
Deborah Cahn, Co-Founder, Navarro Vineyards, Philo, California, is participating in the 9th Annual Anderson Valley Alsace Varietals Festival’s Grand Tasting, Educational Session, and Winemaker Dinner with the 2012 dry Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, White Riesling, and Muscat as well as the blend of Alsace varietals called Edelzwicker. As a special treat she will be pouring the family’s White Riesling, cluster Select from the 2011 vintage.
02 Join Handley Cellars at the 9th Annual Alsace Varietals Festival February 8th – Milla Handley
Milla Handley, Winemaker and Founder, Handley Cellars will join more than 20 other wineries from around the world to take part in this annual festival, hosted by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association. They will be celebrating the wines that originated in the Alsace region of France—Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. You’re invited to visit the Handley Cellars tasting room on Sunday, February 9th for their Festival Open House. They’ll be showcasing their very own Alsace varietals with special tastings and food pairings, music, and you can enjoy their annual art exhibit, ‘Art In The Cellar.’
03 BARRA of Mendocino, Producers of Organically Grown Grapes Since 1955 – Martha Barra
Martha Barra’s foray into the wine industry began in 1980 when she married Charlie Barra, a veteran vintner/grape grower. Since that time, she has worked side-by-side with Charlie Barra farming 200 acres of organic-certified vineyards. A driving force behind the creation of all of the Barra Wine Estates brands (Barra of Mendocino, 59th Harvest and Girasole Vineyards) and starting with just 200 cases of wine in 1997, Martha’s hard work, dedication and keen business sense have helped build wine sales to over 25,000 cases over the last 15 years. Barra of Mendocino and Girasole Vineyards will be participating in the 9th Annual Alsace Varietals Festival February 8 – 9, 2014.
04 Hilliard Bruce Wines—Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Sustainably Crafted From Cool Santa Rita Hills – John Hilliard
Master Gardeners, Artists and Avid Farmers John Hilliard and Christine Bruce purchased a 101-acre ranch outside of Lompoc, California in the Sta. Rita Hills in 2002 that was destined to become the home of Hilliard Bruce Wines. Under the guidance of vineyard consultant Tom Prentice, they planted 21 acres to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and set about tending to it with exceptional, near-obsessive care. Hilliard Bruce is a certified sustainable operation through Sustainable In Practice (SIP), an organization widely recognized as a leader in setting standards for winemaking sustainability. Tours and tastings are available at Hilliard Bruce by appointment only.