Pre-Harvest Report June 13, 2015 11:24
The end of '14 and first half of '15 were pretty busy and eventful and harvest '15 is very close. So here is a quick status report before we're up to our ears in fruit:
Chronicle Top 100
Yes. We made the list with our barrel fermented 2013 Chenin Blanc. Our mission to prove the potential of California Chenin is starting to materialize.
Our Norhtern California Chenin Blanc Association had it's first official summit in Napa at the end of December where we tasted and evaluated our efforts with this variety and discussed the future of CA Chenin. The core group is made up of top producers including Leo Hansen (Leo Steen), Chris Scanlan (Pain & Glory Cellars), Nathan Kandler (Precedent), Matthew Rorick (Forlorn Hope), Tegan Pasalaqua (Sandlands) and yours truly (St. Rey)
We are pleased to announce that Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants is distributing our wines. The SF Bay Area and Sacramento markets are responding well and we expect Southern CA and New York very soon. Here is a list of the newest accounts:
58 Degrees & holding Co.
The Wine Consultant
Chronicle Winemaker to watch
I'm very flattered and honored to be named as one of the ten rising star winemakers by Jon Bonne in his annual piece for the SF Chronicle.
That's the short list of significant events. We are finishing up bottling and disgorging sparkling Chenin Blanc and I hope to have an announcement out very soon to the mailing list with new releases. Please sign up for early access to '13 high altitude Syrah, '13 Zin, vermouth, '14 sparkling Chenin and a few more.....