I am really excited to be co-hosting St Supéry for Taste Live on July 11th. Since St Supéry has been producing outstanding wines from their 1500+ acres in Napa Valley since the early 1980’s, and since I have written about them several times before here and here, I am really looking forward to this opportunity to taste them along with you on Twitter with several groups around the country, and hundreds on line.
At St Supéry, their wine making history stems from the Skalli family’s French roots, and Bordeaux varietals are the particular focus. Additionally, St Supéry is well known for their Moscato and Chardonnay.
We will have the opportunity to taste through the following delights and talk live the returning star winemaker, Michael Scholz. Scholz is a 6th generation family winemaker from Australia’s Barossa Valley, and has created the distinctive style that has made St. Supéry a landmark destination in Napa Valley. He is new to Twitter, and will be answering questions about the wines for us as we taste.
St. Supéry farms according to sustainable viticultural practices, including use of cover crops, estate composting, and natural predators. On my recent adventure at the winery, Vineyard Manager Josh Anstey showed us how they do this, and walked us through their demonstration vineyard as well as thier practices.
In 2008, Wine & Spirits Magazine named St. Supéry “Outstanding Winery of the Year”, and it really shows! Their signature property, The Dollarhide vineyard, is an historic cattle and horse ranch nestled among the hills of Napa Valley. It was here that Robert Skalli, the wineries founder, planted the Bordeaux grapes in the early 1980s, and developed the Rutherford estate property as the home of the winery and their first class Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards.
These are just a few of many reasons why you should join us for our tasting on July 11th! We will be experiencing four superstar star wines:
If you are here in the San Francisco Bay Area, head on down to the Jug Shop on Polk & Pacific, where you can taste live some of the winery crew. For full details, you can visit their events page here.
If you want to host your own Taste Live with St Supéry, you can find out how by going over to the website now!
See you in the Twittersphere at 6pm PT on July 11th!
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