Wednesday, September 18, 2013

9/18-Larry Van Aalst visits with Gillian Handelman & Sean Tevik

Gillian Handelman - Director of Wine Education, Jackson Family Wines
Director of Wine Education for Jackson Family Wines , Gillian will be with us to talk about the new tasting room in Healdsburg, and the mountain excursion program. The Stonestreet Winery story is the real reason for her visit , and she will tell us about how these exceptional wines come about.

The story of Valdez Family Winery , is a dream come true. Starting a  vineyard management company , the Vandez  family has branched out , and they are making some extraordinary wines. Sean is the Director of Operations and will be with us to give the real scoop on this Cinderella story.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

9/4-Larry Van Aalst visits with Matt Lowe and Tucker Taylor, Timo Marshall

Matt Lowe and Tucker Taylor -  The Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival
The Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is just around the corner. Matt and Tucker make up a large part of the culinary team , and are directly responsible for the on site garden. Festival goers are offered tastes from  more than fifty restaurants who vie for the best dish using heirlooms. Kendall-Jackson pours great wine , there is terrific music, all  in a beautiful venue just two miles from Santa Rosa. Last year more than 175 different varieties were available to taste and the proceeds go to local charities.

Timo Marshall - Proprietor & Distiller, Spirit Works Distillery
Proprietor and Distiller for Spirit Works Distillery , Timo is making Sebastopol California know for fine vodka and gin. With a grain in , spirits out, approach , the distillery makes some of the finest products to be found in the spirits world . Timo will give us a background in distilling and tell us why he came to  Northern California.