Wineries & Beverages
These Wineries had such a great time at our event, they have already announced they are returning for the next Vintage Bouquet in 2015! We are excited to welcome back:
Owner Ben Pon appreciates wine as an art . His dream with Bernardus is to make a red wine equal to the finest from Bordeaux. To achieve this purpose, Ben, a Dutchman who could have planted vineyards anywhere in the world, chose Carmel Valley for his estate vineyards and winery.
The vineyards of the historic Lewelling Estate were established in 1864 near the western foothills in St. Helena by our great-great-grandfather, pioneer winegrower John Lewelling. Here, the gravelly loam soil and microclimate combine to produce exceptional Cabernets with rich cherry, currant and berry flavors that are enhanced by traditional winemaking methods and aging in French and American oak barrels. Our family is proud to present this wine that celebrates 144 years as one of the oldest continuously-owned family vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Tucked into the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation, squarely within the heart of Napa Valley, Miner Family Winery is the culmination of the story and the vision of owners Dave and Emily Miner. The Miners continue to create authentic, elegant and complex wines from a handful of high quality vineyards in Napa Valley and beyond.
Many thanks to the restaurants who came out to our event last year!
Our goal is to make handcrafted, elegant, complex and yet smooth world-class wines using grapes only from our own vineyards. We developed, planted, and nurtured our vineyards, paying attention to even the smallest detail. Wine begins in the vineyards. When phenomenal grapes are combined with a world class winemaker, the results are some of the finest wines produced in the Napa Valley.
Combining a reverence for tradition and a philosophy of winemaking as an artistic expression, Artiste Winery’s limited edition wines are labeled with gorgeous impressionist art and are available exclusively at Artiste Tasting Studio in Los Olivos – at the heart of Santa Barbara wine country. We blend artistic wines of character for open-minded wine drinkers seeking small production, high-quality alternative wines that are not available in stores.
Dassai sake is created using a careful combination of tradition and cutting edge technology. Our brewery is a medley of ancient tools and innovative equipment. We have come to use what works, and leave what does not, choosing what our experience dictates is best from both the old world and the new.
Beekeeper Cellars was created as part of my life study of fine wine, my study as a Student in the Master of Wine program and as a collaboration with one of my great friends and top winemaking professionals Clay Mauritson. The goals are many, but when friends try Beekeeper, I want to reset what people think about Zinfandel. I want to improve the Zinfandel marketplace and be part of the future for this world class grape varietal… the rest of my goals will come forward in our email correspondence and evolve as we evolve as a wine brand and grow in the coming years.
Blackbird Vineyards and Recuerdo Wines are part of the Bespoke Collection—a portfolio of artisanal brands and experiences. Blackbird’s right-bank inspired red and rosé wine portfolio is hand- crafted in Napa by esteemed winemaker, Aaron Pott. Recuerdo’s Argentine portfolio of Torrontés and Malbec is produced in the high-altitude Uco Valley by the revered winemaking team of Santiago Achával and Pablo Martorell. Led by Founder Michael Polenske and President Paul Leary, the entire team welcomes guests to taste Blackbird’s wine portfolio in Northern California at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and the Recuerdo Wines portfolio in the Uco Valley of Argentina at the Recuerdo winery estate.
Cielo Farms is one of numerous wineries located in Malibu, CA. With a unique blend of offerings, included estate grown wine from the hills of Malibu and the Woodstock collection, known for its bold red blends sourced from nearly every region in Northern CA. Cielo is quickly becoming the premiere Malibu producer of fine wine. SIP Malibu, a quaint winebar in Agoura Hills, serves exclusively Woodstock wines and is a great destination for local wine connoisseurs. For more information, visitwww.woodstockmalibu.com
Since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world-class, nationally-acclaimed wines. Vintage after vintage, the wines exhibit a remarkable consistency of style and elegance. Don and Rhonda Carano’s uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence is a reflection of their desire to produce memorable wines that enhance the pleasures of gracious entertaining.
For over 50 years, wine lovers have admired the brilliant winemaking of Heitz Wine Cellars. The spectacular vineyard-designated Cabernet Sauvignons, Martha’s Vineyard and Trailside Vineyard, are the centerpiece of the winery’s remarkable portfolio. Heitz wines have been served by several United States Presidents and they have also graced the tables of many other luminaries around the world. In addition, Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon achieved recognition as one of “The World’s Thirty Greatest Wines” at a history-making dinner in France hosted by Champagne Louis Roederer.
Bridging Sonoma and Napa Counties, the Knights Bridge Estate Vineyard stretches across the southern boundary of the Knights Valley AVA. Cool Pacific winds blow through the mountain gaps, blessing our fruit with long, steady ripening, and rich, complex character. Meticulous farming, expert winemaking, and very limited production yield beautiful, balanced wines that echo the uniqueness of the breathtaking place.
Nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in the Sonoma Valley, Landmark Vineyards epitomizes the rustic grace and beauty of Sonoma County. Since 1974, Landmark has been dedicated to producing handcrafted, ultra-premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourcing grapes from unique vineyard sites throughout California to create rich, balanced wines.
MORENO BHLV Fine California Sparkling Wine is the creation of Luins & Maureen Williams of Premier Label Water Co. PLWC has produced custom labeled bottled water since 1992 and at the request and urging of their Las Vegas & Southern California customers expanded their line by creating the beverage of celebration, MORENO BHLV.
Our family has been making wine here in Rutherford for more than thirty years. We invite you to come taste and experience our Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Fifty/Fifty, Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay and Provence, a proprietary blend of red and white varietals in our landmark tasting room tower. Experience our pristine gardens, unique food and wine events, library and barrel tasting. We have wine gifts, wine accessories and three different wine clubs, for both the occasional wine drinker and wine connoisseur.
Located high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley, Somerston is a pristine paradise of historic vineyard estate. All of our wines are 100% Estate Grown- Priest Ranch wines express the diversity of the property while Somerston Estate wines highlight a single block of the best fruit in the vineyard.
Andrew and Laurel Quady left crowded southern California and their jobs in pyrotechnics and merchandising to pursue their dream: a non-urban way of life making wine. Returning to school, Andrew graduated with a Masters in Food Science-Enology from UC Davis and Laurel became a licensed CPA. In 1975, at the urging of friend Darrell Corti, they made their first port from Amador County Zinfandel at the now defunct Lodi Vintners where Andrew was working as an assistant winemaker. In 1977, settled in Madera in California’s Central Valley with Andrew working at Heublein, they built a small winery behind their country home and made port on evenings and weekends.
Sunstone, a boutique winery named after the vineyard estate’s exposed sun-dappled shale and stones, is the premiere destination winery on the central coast. Located just 30-minutes north of Santa Barbara most visitors would agree, Sunstone is the most beautiful vineyard and winery tasting room on California’s Central Coast.
The Tudal family continues to produce Arnold Tudal’s signature cult classic, the Tudal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, but have since added a variety of wonderful blends which include our award winning Tractor Shed Red, and the 30th anniversary Legacy Lot 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine Enthusiast gave us an 88 and 85 on two Tudal Sauvignon Blancs, the “Napa Valley” and the “Honker Blanc”
Wicker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from our vineyard located on the western slopes of Howell Mountain overlooking Napa Valley. Aged 18 to 20 months in French oak, we are holding these incredible wines for release until they start to open up in the bottle. The WOW! exclamation when tasting our late released Cabernet for the first time is a testament to the vineyard, the winemaking skills of Dennis Johns, and to the extended time in bottle. These complex and silky textured Cabernets will delight your senses with the fullness of ripe black fruit flavors and a potpourri of aromas from tea leaves, sweet clove, orange peel, mint, cocoa and leather. The long sweet finish will leave you longing for another sip.
Winner of the World’s Best Water Award 2014, Beverly Hills 9OH2O Crafted Spring Water was sommelier designed from the ground up to be the world’s ultimate in luxury and perfection. Pristine spring water from the Northern California Mountains is combined with carefully selected natural minerals to create a silky smooth, incredibly crisp taste; perfect pairing with fine foods, fine wines, Scotch and other fine spirits; and an exceptional health profile of alkaline 7.5 pH and high electrolytes. Beverly Hills 9OH2O Crafted Spring Water is produced in limited editions of 10,000 diamond-like glass bottles, and it is available exclusively in the finest restaurants, luxury hotels, gourmet markets, and other select establishments worldwide.
When life give you lemonade, you get a big truck. In 1935 Hubert Hansen did just that. Armed with a truck full of his homemade natural juices, he drove around studio lots sharing his delicious goodness with rising stars. Hubert’s Lemonade is irresistible – a tasty, refreshing mix of sweet and tart.
Stella Artois is a brand of supreme worth and quality. It is the number 1 Belgian beer in the world and is distributed in almost 80 countries world-wide. This year they are bringing Cidre. New Stella Artois Cidre is a crisp and refreshing European-style cider made from hand-picked apples. The taste of red apple and peach, apricot accents complement the subtle flavor of orange, giving it a refreshing taste with a pleasing wood finish.