Monday, February 26, 2018

02/26 DAVE PRAMUK, ROBERT BIALE VINEYARDS, ANGELA JACKSON, VISIT NAPA VALLEY

DAVE PRAMUK - CO-FOUNDER, SALES, MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS OF ROBERT BIALE VINEYARDS

A lifelong friend and schoolmate of Bob Biale, Dave is from a family of eight children and was raised in Napa, attending local schools.  At Napa Valley College he played for the Golden West Conference championship tennis team. At CSU Chico, he graduated with a degree in Developmental Psychology, and also studied Journalism and European Studies. An in-depth wine appreciation class and subsequent travels across Europe changed his life. Since 1982, he has worked for several Napa Valley wineries in winery-direct sales, hospitality, public relations, and production: Sterling, Carneros Creek, Clos du Val, Clos Pegase, Kendall Jackson, Cardinale and Lokoya. He has also worked as a wine broker in Napa and Sonoma. Dave has a love for the history of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah and their unique place in American wine. The Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley is Napa’s newest sub appellation and Dave contributes as a board member and marketing advisor to advance education and promotion of the district. As Co-Proprietor of Robert Biale Vineyards he directs the winery’s Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations – writing and traveling and “spreading the gospel” of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.

FARMING PRACTICES
The Oak Knoll District’s ideal soils, seasons, and conditions allows for farming Zinfandel using old world techniques. The first Zinfandel vines in Napa Valley were planted in what is now called the Oak Knoll District, which lies within the much cooler, breezier southern half of Napa Valley – nearby San Pablo Bay (the northern section of San Francisco Bay). The historic head-trained vines that we specialize in, in particular, require intensive vine by vine hand work to ensure a balanced crop, and uniformly ripened bunches. Annual soil amendments with cover crops of beans and grasses, and organic compost are used regularly each growing season to promote vine health and grape skin thickness.

In a valley-wide effort to protect the Napa River ecosystem and its native fish populations, Robert Biale Vineyards employs farming practices that are designed to conserve soil and river water levels, and is in the process of joining other Napa Valley grape-growers and farmers in completing the new Napa Green Certification and Fish Friendly Farming initiative. Water conservation is a keystone element of both initiatives.


ANGELA JACKSON - DIRECTOR, MEDIA RELATIONS, VISIT NAPA VALLEY - WHAT’S NEW IN THE NAPA VALLEY & UPCOMING EVENTS

ABOUT VISIT NAPA VALLEY 
Visit Napa Valley® is the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley. Primary funding for our activities and programs comes from a Tourism Improvement District (TID) special assessment on lodging. Additional funding is provided through partnerships with visitor-serving businesses throughout Napa County, and through Napa County Special Projects Funding.

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