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2019 PARTICIPATING WINERIES
LOUIS ROEDERER THREE STICKS KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY ACCENDO CELLARS

     Bart and Daphne Araujo’s new wine venture, Accendo Cellars, was inspired by the revolutionary Napa Valley wines of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.  Their mission: to source grapes from some of the finest vineyards sites in the Napa Valley, to make a wine of balance and purity in the style of Napa Valley’s legendary wines, and to produce this wine with the commitment, energy and meticulous attention to detail that have characterized the Araujos’ past efforts.

     Joining the family endeavor is daughter Jaime Araujo Bézian, son Greg Araujo, and the long-time wine growing team, who share their passion:  Francoise Peschon and Nigel Kinsman, winemakers; Michel Rolland, consulting enologist; and Steve Matthiasson, consulting viticulturist. Applying what the team has learned collectively about grape growing and winemaking in the Napa Valley, Accendo Cellars shines a new light on this magical place.

ANTHEM WINERY AND VINEYARDS

      Anthem Winery is a boutique producer of ultra-premium wines from their Mt. Veeder estate vineyard and some of the most distinctive and promising single vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. Crafting these wines is renowned wine maker and explosive talent, Jeff Ames.

      Every Anthem wine is the purest expression of the vineyard, varietal, and vintage. This results in unmatched, top quality wines, year after year.

      Anthem’s guiding principle is simple: Maintain only the highest quality, from vine to bottle, never cutting a single corner along the way.

LULI WINES

       Luli Wines is a collaboration between a sommelier, a grapegrower and a winemaker. Master Sommelier Sara Floyd has a long history in wine and restaurants. The Pisoni Family—led by grape grower, Mark Pisoni and wine maker Jeff Pisoni—is known for its history of vineyards and wine making in the Santa Lucia Highlands. The trio set out to create a line of handcrafted wines at comfortable prices. We seek high quality fruit and craft exceptional wines.

       The Luli wines are made entirely from vineyards in or near the Santa Lucia Highlands. Our goal is to showcase the beauty of the region with wines of consistent quality. We source grapes from lifelong friends in the area and are therefore able to maintain exceptional fruit sources as the foundation to our wines.

 

Hoopes Family Vineyard and Winery

     Hoopes Vineyard is a family-owned grower and producer of boutique Cabernet Sauvignon from our 10-acre vineyard in Oakville. Lindsay Hoopes is our second-generation proprietor. She grew up on the ranch and took the winery reins in 2012. Our wine maker is Anne Vawter, who was previously Heidi Barrett’s right-hand woman at Paradigm, making us entirely woman-owned and operated.

      Our Oakville vineyard, with its 35 year-old vines, is one of the oldest contiguous vineyards in Napa to predate the phylloxera of the late 1980s. We initially sold our fruit to other highly reputable Napa Valley wineries then, with the 1999 vintage, we started crafting our flagship Oakville Cabernet, a wine known for being elegant and feminine, yet bold. We also source a small amount of fruit from some of the most sought-after Napa Valley vineyards to produce small lots of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. We make serious wines but fun and family is at the heart of what we do!

Rosati Family WINES

      A life time ago (circa 1982), Dave Bennion, one of the founders of Ridge Vineyards, came to Rosati Russian Cove Ranch to hunt mushrooms and wild pigs while Mario served on the Board of Directors of this famed winery. Dave fell in love with our magnificent hills overlooking the Russian River. When Ridge was sold in 1987, he chose ten acres of Jimsomare Cabernet Sauvignon budwood and planted them on our ranch at about 1800 feet. Five years later, we had our first harvest. Today, more than 25 years later, we are very proud to share our deep, smooth, 100% Estate Grown, Gold Medal winning Rosati Family Cabernet with our family, friends and customers.

GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS AND WINERY

       A 37-year pioneer in the Russian River Valley, Gary Farrell Winery crafts small-lot artisan wines that capture the balance and stylistic elegance of some of the finest vineyards in the region, including Rochioli, Allen, Bacigalupi, Hallberg, Ritchie, Durrell, Gap’s Crown and Bien Nacido.  Our legacy, producing Burgundian-styled, varietally expressive, site-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, is being expertly tended by winemaker Theresa Heredia, who works closely with our growers to showcase the exceptional fruit from their vineyards.  A specialist in cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Theresa came to Gary Farrell from Joseph Phelp’s Freestone Vineyards on the Sonoma Coast, where she achieved significant critical acclaim, including “Winemaker to Watch” honors from the San Francisco Chronicle. The Recipient of over 500 90+ Scores 2013-2019, including Top 100 Wine and Top 100 Cellar Selections, numerous Editor’s Choice and Cellar Selection Designations, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery was named “2015 Winery of the Year” by PinotReport, “2016 Winery of the Year” by PinotFile and was honored when our 2015 Gary Farrell Russian River Selection Chardonnay was named # 1 Wine of 2017 by Wine Enthusiast.

D. R. Stephens Estate

       D. R. Stephens Estate is a family-owned and operated Napa Valley winery that specializes in producing site-expressive Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from singular vineyards recognized for growing exceptional wine grapes.

       Its physical and emotional heart is the Moose Valley Vineyard, a pastoral 7½ –acre vineyard located on the D. R. Stephens Estate in the rolling hills of Howell Mountain in the St. Helena AVA. This vineyard, planted in 1996, is the source for the original single-vineyard wine, D. R. Stephens Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Moose Valley Vineyard. The winery also holds several long-term leases on vineyards in both Napa Valley and Sonoma County, and the Stephens family works closely with noted winemaker Mike Hirby to ensure that the wines meet D. R. Stephens Estate’s requirements both qualitatively and stylistically.

       D. R. Stephens Estate was founded by Donald R. Stephens and is co-owned and managed by Don’s son, Justin, who became managing partner in 2005.

Blackbird vineyards

       Founded in 2003, Blackbird Vineyards is an artisanal producer of opulent wines from Napa Valley. Crafted by esteemed winemaker Aaron Pott, each wine in the portfolio is a true example of Blackbird’s ongoing commitment to quality and diversity of terroir by partnering with a selection of Napa Valley’s most prestigious vineyards. These include sites in high altitudes of Spring Mounting and Atlas Peak, the alluvial terrain of Saint Helena and the Oak Knoll district in Napa, and the cool climates of Carneros.

Trois Noix wines

       Trois Noix was born out of a lifelong love of wine - not only what ends up in the bottle, but also how it got there, what happens when it fills your glass, and how it can bring a table to life and people together. The magic of wine - from making it to sharing it – is as a conduit to connection.

       The Trois Noix wines are made by Jaime Araujo Bezian in collaboration with winemakers including Francoise Peschon, Nigel Kinsman and Matt Elkins. Together we sleuth out compelling wines and grapes that might otherwise go neglected. These components then begin their own collaboration as we assemble the blends for the final wines. While we love to push the boundaries of convention, our palates still have a classical bent. Our mantra is serious wines that are enjoyable and pleasurable right now: elegant, polished, and approachable but with structure to last.

HONIG FAMILY WINES

      The Honig family began making wine in 1980, and since that time have worked to create a family business with a sense of humor, commitment to quality, and a personal touch.

      Located in Rutherford, in the heart of the Napa Valley, their sustainably farmed vineyard is perfectly suited to growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Believing the the best wines are made in the vineyard, winemaker Kristin Belair focuses production exclusively on these two varietals, crafting wines that are balanced, fruit forward, and luscious.

PURCHASE TICKETS
2019 PARTICIPATING WINERIES
LOUIS ROEDERER
THREE STICKS
KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY
ACCENDO CELLARS
ANTHEM WINERY AND VINEYARDS
LULI WINES
Hoopes Family Vineyard and Winery
Rosati Family WINES
GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS AND WINERY
D. R. Stephens Estate
Blackbird vineyards
Trois Noix wines
HONIG FAMILY WINES
PURCHASE TICKETS
2019 PARTICIPATING WINERIES
LOUIS ROEDERER
THREE STICKS
KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY
ACCENDO CELLARS
ANTHEM WINERY AND VINEYARDS
LULI WINES
Hoopes Family Vineyard and Winery
Rosati Family WINES
GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS AND WINERY
D. R. Stephens Estate
Blackbird vineyards
Trois Noix wines
HONIG FAMILY WINES
PURCHASE TICKETS
2019 PARTICIPATING WINERIES
LOUIS ROEDERER
THREE STICKS
KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY
ACCENDO CELLARS
ANTHEM WINERY AND VINEYARDS
LULI WINES
Hoopes Family Vineyard and Winery
Rosati Family WINES
GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS AND WINERY
D. R. Stephens Estate
Blackbird vineyards
Trois Noix wines
HONIG FAMILY WINES
PURCHASE TICKETS
2019 PARTICIPATING WINERIES
LOUIS ROEDERER
THREE STICKS KISTLER VINEYARDS AND WINERY ACCENDO CELLARS ANTHEM WINERY AND VINEYARDS
LULI WINES
Hoopes Family Vineyard and Winery
Rosati Family WINES
GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS AND WINERY
D. R. Stephens Estate
Blackbird vineyards
Trois Noix wines
HONIG FAMILY WINES
PURCHASE TICKETS