Monday, October 14, 2013

10/14-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Emma Swain & Morgen McLaughlin

Emma Swain - St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery 
Harvest Updates:
-St. Supéry’s 2013 harvest season kicked off with Sauvignon Blanc on August   20th.
-Now that we are in week 8 of harvest, all of our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Muscat Canelli, are  harvested, processed, and on their journey to becoming exceptional wine.
-We were pleased with both the quantity of our yields and the quality of the grapes for all of our white varietals.
-Our red varietals are also coming along nicely. We’ve finished harvesting Merlot and have just a few parcels of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot that still need to be picked.
-We began bringing our reds in slightly early this year and are pleased with the hang time they received on the vine over our mild spring and summer.
-The majority of our Cabernet Sauvignon continues to hang on the vine and is holding up nicely.

Interactive Wine Classes – 4 fun ways to explore your palate and learn something new about your wine preferences.
-Wine & Cheese Pairing 
-Aromatherapy with a Corkscrew 
-Five Bordeaux Varietals and Your Five Senses 
-Inspired Whites 
Fun Upcoming Events:
-Cabernet is for Bacon Lovers, November 1st 3 – 5 pm
-Napa Valley Film Festival and Flavor! Napa Valley

Morgen McLaughlin - Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Vintners
CELEBRATION OF HARVEST RECAP…The Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Association includes winery members whose annual production is at least 75% Santa Barbara County labeled, as well as grower/vineyard members and business associations.The Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars and tastings and provides information to consumers and the wine and travel media.

Individual wineries make many contributions to the local community, through donations of product, personnel and monetary support. In addition, the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association hosts special events, the proceeds of which go in part to local nonprofit organizations. The Vintners' Association's mission is to promote the wine industry of Santa Barbara County and, in doing so, it brings favorable media coverage to the area and helps support the tourism industry which is vital to the region.

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