Thank You 2016 Vintners!
Saturday’s Grand Tasting at Town Park will showcase over 300 wines from across the globe, an assortment of fine foods from restaurants around the valley. Enjoy music and a silent auction with items from local shops and restaurants, acclaimed wines and masterful artwork. Attendees will experience incredible food, flavors, sights and sounds and have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of the world’s foremost authorities on wine.
The family behind the Barlow Vineyards label are farmers at heart. They have farmed their estate since they purchased the land in 1994. Barlow Vineyards was founded by Warren Barlow Smith and Jeanne Smith, long time lovers and visitors of the Napa Valley, along with their son Barr Smith and daughter-in-law Ann Smith. Their entry into wine production came as a result of making a small amount of 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, originally only meant for family and friends. The winemaker at the time, Art Finklestein, suggested they sell it instead. They quickly sold all 25 cases. Today’s production of their estate grown wine has increased to 1500 cases annually, which includes two 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines, a Cabernet blend, a Merlot, and a Zinfandel.
Breakthru Beverage Group is transforming the identity and execution standards of beverage distribution, earning distinction by embracing innovation and aggressively driving top-line growth. Quality and integrity are company hallmarks while its financial stability is unrivaled.
Ceja Vineyards is an ultra premium Latino family owned winery founded by Amelia, Pedro, Armando and Martha Ceja – first generation Mexican-American winegrowers in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Our dedication to sustainable agriculture and the gentle handling of the grapes in the cellar can be tasted in every sip of our estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, blends and Dulce Beso late harvest white wine.
We are a niche marketer dedicated to representing and promoting the best fine wine portfolio, craft spirits and everything you need to create exciting cocktails in the state of Colorado. We’re proud to be a local resource for an international selection of eloquent, estate-driven, boutique wines. Our team of professionals are knowledgeable and responsive in the marketplace. We take pride in our “no excuses” approach to customer service; we are in business to meet — and exceed, your needs!
Constellation Brands is the world’s leading premium wine company, achieving success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that suit varied lives and tastes, and talented employees worldwide. With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across the wine, beer and spirits categories, Constellation’s brands include Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Blackstone, Arbor Mist, Estancia, Ravenswood, Jackson Triggs, Kim Crawford, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka
CTS Distributing strives to provide the absolute finest wines to the Colorado marketplace. For over 20 years our comprehensive selection of wholesale wines have been made available to top restaurants, hotels and liquor stores throughout the state of Colorado. Our hand-selected wines represent an extensive variety of remarkablevineyards from around the world. CTS offers a broad range of pricing, from inexpensive values to premier, top of the line classics. Let us help you select the perfect wines to enhance your business.
DSWE was founded by Paolo and Allison Domeneghetti in 1999 in order to represent wines and spirits which are of the highest quality and which express tremendous character, particular to their origin. The company now operates as a national importer of fine wines and boutique spirits from around the world. Domaine Select Merchants is the wholesale division of DSWE and operates in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California.
E&J GALLO WINERY
Since its inception, the hallmark of E. & J. Gallo Winery’s founders has been their unwavering commitment to quality. By taking the utmost care in each and every step of the grape growing and winemaking process, E. & J. Gallo Winery has consistently delivered outstanding wines for every occasion and price. The Winery continues to be at the forefront of the winemaking industry by researching and determining the very best regions to grow grapes, using the most effective techniques for grape growing, and lastly, employing the best ways to craft world-class wines.
Founded by Frank McDonald (Aspen & Ireland), F.B. McDonald Imports specializes in importing only delicious wines from both Spain & Portugal. All of my wines are widely available in the majority of fine wine shops in Colorado. For further information contact:
Frank McDonald 970-920-3216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our team of experienced executives pairs out-of-the-box thinking with tried-and-true Brand Development. We're on the cusp of social media trends, OMNI channel selling, new technologies and new ways to deliver both Brand recognition and revenue
Our journey into wine began with a love of wine and an appreciation of the places that create unique wines. In the early 1990’s, wine quality exploded higher in Sonoma and Napa. It was an exciting time to be a consumer of wines from Northern California and a great time to come and meet the vintners who were responsible for these inspiring new wines. We began in 1999 with the purchase of forty acres in Bennett Valley. In 2011, we acquired a small Russian River Valley vineyard, and, starting with the 2014 vintage, we have added vineyard designated wines from top vineyards in the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Vineyard sources now include Ritchie Vineyard and Bacigalupi Vineyard for Chardonnay, and Sun Chase and Sonoma Stage for Pinot Noir. In 2015, we also added the iconic Platt Vineyard as a source for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We believe that Platt may be the best vineyard in California for those varietals.
We excited to be moving to our new home at 435 W. Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg CA. The site has ten acres of vineyards, sweeping views of Dry Creek Valley, and a beautiful tasting room. We look forward to hosting you here and sharing our wines with you
A society dedicated to wine, food and travel
A few years back, William P. (Bill) Foley II had an excellent idea. Why not create a place where friends, old and new alike could share with him three of life’s biggest passions? Thus, the Foley Food and Wine Society was born.
As he strives for excellence in all endeavors, Bill has also sought to create a rarified experience with the creation of this Society dedicated to great Wines, Foods and Experiences. Bill Foley has created a veritable paradise for the senses with a stunning collection of world class Wineries, Golf Courses, and more on two continents, and now the opportunity to experience this lifestyle is yours.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
Francis Ford Coppola has been in the wine business for over 30 years. He purchased his first winery, the old Inglenook Estate in 1975, after making the well know movie – The Godfather. He has continued the legacy of the Inglenook Estate by producing many famous and highly rated wines, including Rubicon and CASK Cabernet. In 2006, Francis bought another winery, the old Chateau Souverain Winery in Sonoma, outside of Geyserville. He renamed it the Francis Coppola Winery and has transformed it into a showcase, complete with a swimming pool, botchy ball courts and a museum with many of pieces from his movie memorabilia career on display there.
In Mendoza we have found the place that we were looking for, a place where traditional values of Wine can be reinvigorated with a modern approach, to produce a unique, contemporary Wine. We believe that our Mission here is to build, and to keep on building as this Terroir keeps responding to our work, and rewarding our work with its beauties.
“A job for Ants” is the Argentine saying for humble, patient, extended work; therefore the Ant is our symbol and our good luck charm. We work with great pride, but we are aware that keeping an open mindset, humble enough to be always willing to learn new lessons, is the secret to grow as persons and as winemakers.
Grand Vin Wine Merchants is a team of dedicated wine professionals whose collective experience spans more than 25 years. Our expertise is the foundation upon which we have built international relationships for sourcing and shipping the world’s finest wines, with an emphasis on grand cru Bordeaux. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff strive to make purchasing wine easy. We invite you to experience our unique, client-centered approach and we look forward to building our relationship with you today.
Randle Johnson is acknowledged for three decades of winemaking with the Hess family, the first Hess Collection winemaker, now lead winemaker for Artezin, and consulting winemaker for Colomé, and still a contributing member of the Hess winemaking team.
With the release of the 2012 vintages from Mount Veeder, The Hess Collection celebrates its 30th vintage, establishing a new level of quality driven by a decade-long vineyard redevelopment plan. The Hess Collection Visitors Center and Art Museum reopens in September following extensive earthquake repairs and upgrades to assure an elevated experience for guests. Plans continue for the rebuilding and re-imagining of earthquake damaged Cellar One.
The Hess Collection’s American Canyon facility and vineyards are for the first time certified sustainable, while the Mount Veeder winery & vineyards are re-certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
Our vineyards and wineries are first and foremost family-owned and operated. When Jess Jackson entered the wine business three decades ago, his goal was to create a family enterprise specializing in handmade wines of unmatched character.
In addition to handcrafting fine wines from some of the world’s most acclaimed regions, our family’s other passions include a commitment to sustainability, giving back to our communities, and thoroughbred horses.
Whether our focus on responsible farming and vineyard management, engaging in philanthropy that has a positive impact where we live and do business, or world-class horse breeding and training, we believe that love and hard work can accomplish great things.
We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viniculture in this unique region as well as our acreage. At JUSTIN®, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology. For example: the “Air Knife,” an ingenious process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency
Landmark Vineyards was founded in 1974 in Windsor, CA and in 1989 relocated from Windsor, a town that was slowly being smothered by urban sprawl, to a spectacular piece of land at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Sonoma Valley. Landmark became a small jewel of a winery and was built in the Spanish mission style. The winery is equipped with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment capable of producing 25,000 cases of wine per year. With the help of renowned Landscape architect, Morgan Wheelock, Landmark Vineyards developed into a lush, gorgeously landscaped wine estate.
Embark on a voyage where heritage meets innovation.
Uncover the richness of acclaimed family-owned vineyards, and meet pioneers on the forefront of future-forward techniques with MundoVino’s 40+ vibrant wine estates.
Sip and savor as the portfolio guides you to discover distinctive notes, brilliant blends, artfully-mastered varietals, and forward-thinking processes from Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, and beyond.
The Natural Wine Company is Colorado’s leading distributor of fine wine made naturally. By focusing and promoting wine from artisanal producers, NWC offers retailers and restaurants fine wine of exceptional quality and authenticity; wine that they can confidently promote to their customers. The NWC offers its partners excellent customer service, in-depth portfolio education and a pricing strategy that drives growth. With founder Tim Bowen’s experience in both the Colorado and greater NYC markets, Natural Wine Company represents quality-minded producers and positions their wines in the most influential retailers and restaurants in the state.
Old World Wine Company’s mission is to work directly with small owner-operated grower domains across Europe whose wines respect the terroir, traditions and local varietals of the place, while also demonstrating integrity and value.
In today’s global economy, working directly with producers and selling directly to fine restaurants and wine shops is the only way to ensure the provenance, quality and fair market price by eliminating middle men, using only temperature-controlled shipments, and building long term relationships with producers and clients.
Pioneer Wine Company presents a distinguished portfolio of hand-crafted wines and spirits created by and family-owned, boutique vineyards from around the globe. We work with wineries that are in harmony with our mission of sharing every wine’s unique story with buyers and consumers.
The Joy of Wine – Our philosophy of wine and food goes back to Koerner Rombauer’s ancestors from the wine growing region of Reingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal. The Joy of Wine is a direct connection to The Joy of Cooking, written by Koerner’s great aunt, Irma Rombauer.
“The beginning of vine planting is like the beginning of mining for precious metals: the winegrower also ‘prospects’.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson,
The Silverado Squatters, 1880
A century later, the Miller family began the journey Stevenson described, establishing Silverado Vineyards in 1981. “It was beautiful land, and it was land that was working,” says Diane Miller of their first vineyards, purchased in the 1970s. Diane and Ron sold their grapes to some of Napa’s best vintners, who made award winning wines from them year after year. Encouraged, they struck out on their own with the goal of making the best wines the estate could produce at a fair price. This has remained the guiding philosophy over the years. The winery’s name, Silverado, comes from the abandoned mining town at the top of the Napa Valley, where Stevenson stayed so many years ago. It is an appropriate symbol: three generations of the Miller family are still “prospecting” for wine, staying true to the idea of coaxing something precious from the soils we are privileged to care for.
Sonoma-Cutrer is dedicated to the pursuit of original expression in our wines. Each wine reflects its regional and seasonal climate, its specific vineyard character – its terroir. From the very first vintage of Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay to the limited production of our world-class Pinot Noir, this dedication has taken root and continues to grow. Our “Grand Cru” philosophy is a unique assimilation of traditional Burgundian winemaking methods and our own technological innovation. It’s a perfect balance of tradition and discovery, bringing forth noble wines that express a sense of place.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is the ‘String’. Our collection of estate wineries are the ‘Pearls.’ We call this our ‘String of Pearls,’ describing a collection of estate wineries whose vineyards produce some of the best wines in the world.
Significantly, it also highlights our company philosophy: We believe that each “pearl’s” luster is best revealed when the vineyard and wine-making decisions are made on site by the people who grow the grapes and make the wine. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates company is simply the “string,” providing administrative and financial support for these extraordinary wine properties.
Whether you live in Snowmass Village, CO, or you are visiting, you will find that “It’s Fun to Shop at Sundance.” This is the largest liquor store in Snowmass Village, and one of the most unique gift stores in Colorado with more than 800 wine selections.
The culmination of over 50 years of experience in fine wine – and the beginning of a new legacy.
Through four generations, the Terlatos have brought the world’s finest wines to the American table as importers, marketers and vintners. Rather than focusing on a single grape or place, Tony Terlato and his family have assembled an all-star team of winemakers with the tools to create best-in-class wines from iconic appellations – to capture “magic in a glass,” as Tony says. These wines reflect the family’s highest values, and their vision of all that can be realized from soil, grape and commitment.
Treasury Wine Estates is one of the world's largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Through world-class winemaking and brand marketing, our business is focused on meeting evolving consumer interests across the globe, and on delivering sustainable growth. Everything we do is dedicated to realising our vision of becoming the world's most celebrated wine company.
Merryvale's proprietors, the Schlatter Family, are winemaking traditionalists with a deep respect for Napa's winemaking legacy and a dynamic vision for the future of Napa Valley. They are committed to preserving the winery's rich history without compromising their forward-looking plans. With acclaimed winemaker, Simon Faury, they have sharpened their focus on Bordeaux varieties, the wines for which Napa is most renowned
Starmont- Sitting at the crossroads of Carneros and Napa Valley, Starmont occupies a portion of the historic Stanly Ranch. Established as a wine growing region over 150 years ago, Carneros is world renowned for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With foggy mornings and cool afternoon bay breezes creating the perfect conditions for these varietals, Starmont wines are expressive, food-friendly and distinctly Carneros.
The Starmont story began over 25 years ago, starting as an integral part of the Merryvale brand. Led by the Starmont Chardonnay and delivering high quality Carneros and Napa Valley wines at approachable prices, Starmont complemented the more mature Merryvale portfolio. For a decade and a half, these two brands shared space at our venerable St. Helena facility. It was a perfect partnership, but as Starmont grew from a single wine into a full-fledged brand, it became time to move out.
Veraison Beverage Distributors is a wholesale beverage distributor specializing in small, family owned vineyards that produce limited amounts of exceptional wine. Veraison services the retail and restaurant community of Colorado providing quality products from around the world.
Veraison was founded in 2007 by Bob Cohen. Bob has an extensive career in the wine industry. With over 30 years of experience, Bob has formed numerous relationships throughout the world with growers and winemakers. In building this distribution company, Bob has selected only the finest brands to represent. We pride ourselves on our unparalleled portfolio and our excellent customer service.
VinMarket Selections has quickly built a portfolio of high quality, well priced wines from around the world. We have a collaborative environment with our suppliers, employees and customers so our decisions will ultimately benefit everyone involved. We are proud to introduce many family owned wineries and distilleries into Colorado for the first time ever. When combined with venerable brands like Lanson Champagne and Vega Sicilia, VinMarket Selections makes a great new partner for savvy wine and spirit lovers.
At Winebow, we are committed to bringing the best representations of products from global regions to market. As a result, Winebow’s extensive portfolio of premium wines, spirits and sakes from around the world is unsurpassed in terms of quality and selection. Headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, Winebow is a thriving business with more than 400 employees, including a sizeable national sales force. Winebow’s continued success has been driven by a winning combination of extremely high quality products and one of the most well educated groups of professionals in the industry. As a testament to our success, Winebow has grown its revenue every year since our founding in 1980 – an uninterrupted 28 year accomplishment. At Winebow, we are passionate about what we do and it shows.