LARRY VAN AALST – WINE TRENDS AND SONOMA HAPPENINGS
LARRY IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR, TASTING AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY, WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE SONOMA AREA AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE.
WES HAGEN - WINEMAKER, BRAND AMBASSADOR, J. WILKES WINES
J. Wilkes is a brand dedicated to producing wines from the greatest American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) on the Central Coast of California. Instead of the ‘selfie’ of vineyard designation, we believe the greatest value and expression of a winegrowing area is careful blending of vineyards and harvest dates. Our goal in crafting these wines is to source the highest quality fruit and to age and bottle our wines with a focus on allowing vintage and region to show clearly and deliciously. We invite you to navigate this website as Jeff Wilkes sailed the Pacific—note the cool breeze and the manifest beauty in every moment, in every sip. Our winemaker Wes Hagen is always available to answer your questions.
CYRIL CHAPPELLET - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, CHAPPELLET