The Second Annual Sausalito Wine Experience was a huge success! Get ready for the third annual 2019 event!

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TUCK BECKSTOFFER ESTATE THREE STICKS RAM’S GATE WINERY V VINEYARDS GRIEVE FAMILY WINERY KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY ACCENDO CELLARS

      Fine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc produced by Bart and Daphne Araujo.  Accendo Cellars is the newest venture from Bart and Daphne Araujo, who in 1990 purchased the historic Eisele Vineyard. Under their care, the wines from the Eisele Vineyard continued their run of excellence, and Araujo Estate quickly rose to join the ranks of Napa’s greatest wineries.

     Just weeks before the 2013 harvest, the couple sold the estate and the Araujo name to François Pinault, the owner of Chateau Latour. Since then, Bart and Daphne have bought two other vineyards, in Oakville and St Helena, both of which are undergoing major replants and being converted to biodynamics – a method of farming in which the Araujos believe passionately.

      While waiting for the new sites to become fully operational the Araujos will produce their wine under the name Accendo Cellars, using purchased fruit pulled from a selection of undisclosed vineyards, from which they will continue to draw grapes even after their new estates come online. Despite their success with Eisele, they also believe in creating blends from a variety of sites.

 

O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS

      Vintners, Gabrielle Leonhard O’Connell and Wayne O’Connell are the stewards of a historic vineyard located in the cooler climate of the southern end of Napa Valley, on the bank of Dry Creek, at the toe of Mount Veeder. The Certified Organic and certified Fish Friendly Farming vineyard has a strong  commitment to a sustainable environment. This site was deemed the best vineyard land in California in 1856 by the California Agriculture Commission. This accolade was confirmed when their 2007 Inaugural Vintage of OCFV Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a Double Gold at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition and followed by successive gold metals thereafter.

      Wine collectors await the limited 150-250 case production releases of the O’Connell Family Cabernets, featuring extended 33-48 month French Oak aging with provocative aromas of dark fruit laced with exotic spice, that draw you into the glass to explore richly textured, elegantly integrated wines that authentically speaks of their complex terroir.

 

MICHAEL MONDAVI FAMILY ESTATE – ANIMO WINES MARIMAR ESTATE THE MASCOT O’BRIEN ESTATE

      Founded in 2000, O’Brien Estate is owned and operated by Bart and Barb O’Brien. Consisting of 40 acres in the Oak Knoll Appellation of the Napa Valley, our 33 acre estate vineyard is planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

      Our wines are made exclusively from grapes grown in our estate vineyard adjacent to our winery and home. Traditional non-interventional winemaking techniques and aging in small French oak barrels (75-100% new) allow our wines to express the nuances of our unique terroir, creating a signature of the vineyard in the bottle.

      Our wines have received consistently high Parker scores (98 points for 2013 Unrestrained Reserve) and are only available at O'Brien Estate and to our 3,000 member wine club - no distribution whatsoever. We don’t sell wine to strangers, but are friends with everyone who visits our property.

     All of our tastings are private, seated, single group tastings in our backyard overlooking hundreds of acres of vineyards and the Mayacamas and Stag’s Leap. Spectacular views greet our guests in a relaxed and authentic family winery estate experience outside the owner’s home. You will feel like you have a close friend in the Napa Valley.

     O’Brien Estate has consistently been rated as one of the top 5 wineries to visit in Napa Valley on TripAdvisor and was rated as #2 in the nation by US News and World Report. O’Brien Estate wines have been featured on Good Morning America and Neil Cavuto Fox Business News.

CONCHA Y TORO / DON MELCHOR

     The story of the Don Melchor wine begins in the mid-1980s when the Chilean wine industry was undergoing another transformation and beginning to create very high quality wines. A dream began to take shape at Viña Concha y Toro that would eventually change the future of Chilean wines forever and Peynaud immediately recognized the excellence of the wines from that terroir and suggested that his closest colleague, Jacques Boissenot, consultant for renowned French châteaux, lead the project.

     The adventure had already begun two years earlier, when Mr. Eduardo Guilisasti insisted that his son Rafael and winemaker Goetz Von Gersdorff travel to Bordeaux, France to meet with the renowned French maestro Emilie Peynaud, considered the father of modern winemaking. They showed him the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Puente Alto Vineyard.

     For Concha y Toro a wine begins with the vines. Don Melchor is the faithful expression of a Cabernet Sauvignon from a specific terroir in the Puente Alto Vineyard, which is divided into blocks that are homogenous in vigor. Each block is managed according to its specific needs for balanced growth in every vine.

     The first vintage of Don Melchor was 1987, and from the beginning, French winemaker Jacques Boissenot, one of Bordeaux’s most respected consultants, has participated in defining and making the final blend of each Don Melchor since the very first vintage. Today his son, Eric Boissenot, continues his legacy as Don Melchor winemaker Enrique Tirado’s consultant.

TUCK BECKSTOFFER ESTATE
THREE STICKS
RAM’S GATE WINERY
V VINEYARDS
GRIEVE FAMILY WINERY
KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY
ACCENDO CELLARS
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS
MICHAEL MONDAVI FAMILY ESTATE – ANIMO WINES
MARIMAR ESTATE
THE MASCOT
O’BRIEN ESTATE
CONCHA Y TORO / DON MELCHOR
TUCK BECKSTOFFER ESTATE
THREE STICKS
RAM’S GATE WINERY
V VINEYARDS
GRIEVE FAMILY WINERY
KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY
ACCENDO CELLARS
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS
MICHAEL MONDAVI FAMILY ESTATE – ANIMO WINES
MARIMAR ESTATE
THE MASCOT
O’BRIEN ESTATE
CONCHA Y TORO / DON MELCHOR
TUCK BECKSTOFFER ESTATE
THREE STICKS
RAM’S GATE WINERY
V VINEYARDS
GRIEVE FAMILY WINERY
KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY
ACCENDO CELLARS
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS
MICHAEL MONDAVI FAMILY ESTATE – ANIMO WINES
MARIMAR ESTATE
THE MASCOT
O’BRIEN ESTATE
CONCHA Y TORO / DON MELCHOR
TUCK BECKSTOFFER ESTATE THREE STICKS RAM’S GATE WINERY V VINEYARDS GRIEVE FAMILY WINERY KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY
ACCENDO CELLARS
O’CONNELL FAMILY VINEYARDS MICHAEL MONDAVI FAMILY ESTATE – ANIMO WINES MARIMAR ESTATE THE MASCOT O’BRIEN ESTATE CONCHA Y TORO / DON MELCHOR