Monday, March 22, 2010

Mon Mar 22, 2010

April Gargiulo, VP of Sales & Marketing, Gargiulo Vineyards.  Gargiulo Vineyards is a 3,500 case family winery committed to handcrafting exceptional wines from two Oakville estate vineyards, Money Road Ranch and 575 OVX. Gargiulo wines represent the culmination of years of research, responsible farming, rigorous selection and a winemaking philosophy dedicated to a vivid and true expression of two extraordinary vineyards. The Gargiulo family believes in embracing vintage, vineyard and varietal distinction in order to grow world-class, age-worthy wines worth discovering.

Jack Stuart Winemaker and General Manager of Benessere Vineyards is a 30-year veteran of Napa Winemaking.  He was the first American to win the Robert Mondavi Trophy for Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, and his Trivium Cabernet was one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Wines of 2008.  Stuart is past president of the Napa Valley Vintners and the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association. He sits on the Enology Committee of the American Vineyard Foundation and chairs the Projects Committee of the Land Trust of Napa County. A fifth-generation Californian who grew up among Santa Clara Valley orchards, Stuart received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford and took his graduate training at UC Davis.
 “Benessere” is the Italian word for well being and prosperity. This is the feeling they try to embody at Benessere Winery. A small family owned, high end producer of Italian varietals, located in the north end of Napa Valley on the valley floor where the soil is well suited for growing excellent wine.

Paul Asikainen, GM & Director of Guest Services, Conn Creek Winery.  Founded in 1973, Conn Creek is a small winery located on the scenic Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley, best known for Bordeaux-styled wines including our flagship wine — Anthology.

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