Kimberly Faye continues the Wonderful World of Wine Tour with Moshin Vineyards
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Moshin Vineyards Wine Club
The Moshin Wine Club is a pre-release tasting program. You’ll receive 6 bottles of yet-to-be-released small production wine 2 times a year. Once you try the wines, you have 6 weeks to reorder your favorites for an extra 5% off an already fabulous 20% Wine Club Discount. There are three types of memberships: White + Red, Reds Only, Pinot Noir Only. After the Wine Club gets the chance to taste and reorder, only then are the new wine club releases brought into the Tasting Room and offered to the general public.
If you have questions or would like to make changes to your current Membership, please contact Julia Lander. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707 433-5499 x104.
Benefits & Privileges
- 20% discount on all bottled wines
- 25% discount when you reorder wine from the current Club offering within 6 weeks of release
- Complimentary tasting for you and up to 6 guests
- Inclusion in the monthly drawing for an overnight stay in the Guest Suite
- Meet other Moshin wine enthusiasts at the Pick Up Parties!
- Gift Memberships available
Ask for the Wines of Moshin Vineyards at your Local Retailer
Photo by Kim Kirk Photography…
Keith and Kimberly welcome David Hejl / Winemaker @ Della Winery
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David’s passion for fine wine began while putting himself through school working as a waiter, sommelier and chef, but took it to a whole new level while living in Paris, France for Nabisco. It was there that he experienced first hand the art of wine, food and culture in a way that was spiritual, all in the beautiful City of Light. David has always had his eye on the wine industry and a strong desire to leverage his expertise to further an aspiring wine brand.
David has been a student of fine wine and food his whole life, and from his perspective, has been training for this role for three decades. Over the years, visiting every major wine region in the world, his adventure was never complete without discovering and enjoying the local food, wines and terroir.
Prior to Della Wines, David accumulated over 30 years experience in growth-oriented strategy execution within the food and consumer products industry and held executive positions with Nabisco, Berkshire Hathaway, Gourmet Award Foods, Ruiz Food Products, and most recently President & CEO of CPI International. In addition, he has 15 years of private equity investment experience and currently sits on various Boards of Directors.
David received his BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Nebraska, is a CPA, and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. David is also a noted speaker and has been on the Marketing and Finance faculties of University of San Francisco McLaren School of Management, Marquette University and University of St. Thomas.
David has lived in Sonoma County for fifteen years and resides in Bennett Valley with his two boys, Andrew and Zachary. David enjoys BBQ, surfing, skiing, winemaking and wine collecting, spending time with family and friends, and learning French.
Ask your Local Wine Retailer for the Wines of Frontera
Kimberly Faye, having a picnic with Rick and Amber Moshin / Moshin Vineyards
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Moshin Vineyards and Winery began in 1989 as the dream of Rick Moshin, a San Jose State University math instructor – and with the Moshin Family’s purchase of a ten-acre Pinot Noir Vineyard located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. The Moshin Vineyards of today features a unique 4-tier Gravity Flow Winery and control of 28 acres of grapes – mostly Pinot Noir. The tasting room is open daily to the public and tours of the winery can be made by appointment.
The goal at Moshin Vineyards is to carefully guide the grapes through the winemaking process and bring you a wine that expresses a truthful view into the heart of the vine. Our farming methods are sustainable, winemaking philosophy is “minimally invasive,” and we have established energy-saving practices through the use of gravity-flow and solar energy. Please visit www.MoshinVineyards.com
Keith and Kimberly welcome Lee and Ernie Leroy of Della Wines
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Lee, Ernie and David’s Dream, Della Wines. We hope you enjoy this story!
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Nichole Nordeman \ Legacy
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“I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who’s who and so-n-so’s that used to be the best
At such’n’such … it wouldn’t matter much
I won’t lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an ‘Atta boy’ or ‘Atta girl’
But in the end I’d like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
I don’t have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, “Well Done” good and faithful one…”
Ask for the Wines of Banfi at your Local Wine Retailer
Keith and Kimberly welcome the Family of Della Wines
Lee, Ernie and David
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DELLA wines is my passion realized from the shared vision of fellow founders; my sister and brother-in- law, Lee and Ernie LeRoy. DELLA honors our mother who died long before her time. Della Winifred Dale was a strong woman with a relentless commitment to life, raising eleven strong, intense and complex children. She was an extraordinary woman who believed in living the life you always imagined and in pursuing one’s dreams no matter the obstacles.
My passion for fine wine began while putting myself through school working as a waiter, sommelier and chef, but I found my true inspiration while living in Paris. It was there that I first experienced the art of wine, food and culture in a way that was spiritual. Having been a student of fine wine and food my whole life, this project is a culmination of three decades of experience.
Please visit www.DellaWines.com
I have been hand crafting distinctive Pinot Noir since 2010. DELLA was created around my obsession and enchantment with Pinot Noir. I am so grateful to my many mentors over the years to get me to this place. My quest is to create an exceptional wine for you and your shared special moments and memories while executing against the envisioned future of a timeless brand which will endure the generations.
Our mission is to craft intense and adventurous wines by partnering with the very best growers to create an exceptional wine. Scheduled for release in 2014, these wines are extremely limited production. I invite you to experience DELLA, a true expression of the place from where it was grown, in harmony and balance from the finest vineyards of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast.
Please visit www.DellaWines.com
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Keith and Kimberly welcome Robert Cook, Winemaker at Chalone Vineyards
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Our belief is that finding sites that resemble the traditional French sites for a varietal will allow for the highest expression of deliciousness. All the wines from Chalone Vineyard are made from our own 100-percent-estate-grown fruit in limited production.
We attribute Chalone Vineyard wines’ ability to age to our unique growing site. In wines without minerality, once the fruit is lost, the wine dies. It is the expression of terroir and minerality that create immutable, long-lived aromas and flavors. The minerality will linger, preserving the tension and complexity of the wine long after the fruit is gone.
Our Chenin Blanc was 100% whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel and French barrels. Beautifully balanced, the wine is medium bodied, with a delightful and racy acidity and great finish. Delicious as an aperitif, this Chenin Blanc also goes very nicely with everything from melon and prosciutto to chicken salad, Thai curries and spicy Mexican dishes.
Chardonnay: Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall and low crop levels attracted Dick Graff, who wanted to make top-flight Burgundian-styled Chardonnay. Graff made his first vintage under the Chalone Vineyard label in 1966, producing what became a benchmark for California Chardonnay.
Pinot Noir: Opulent currant and black cherry aromas are accentuated by a light earthiness, like a pine forest after rain. The same fruit elements in the powerful flavors mingle with smokey oak and vanilla notes, and build to a long, sweet finish. Big, harmonious, complex and graceful, this is delicious Pinot Noir with a promising future. Try it with moderately spicy Thai or Cajun dishes, smoked salmon and don’t forget mild cheese.
Our Syrah has intense blackberry and cherry fruit aromas with ripe, soft tannins and a lengthy finish. This wine’s intense flavors and supple tannins make it a natural with rich meats such as rosemary garlic rack of lamb, roasted duck with grilled vegetables or a hearty beef stew.