Tarver has worked with both producers and distributors, including Benziger Family Winery, Young's Market Company, Delicato Family Vineyards and most recently Pacific Highway and Distillery No. 209. John will be working closely with our talented distributor network to advance the Matchbook movement and reach new consumers.
A pioneer in the BC wine industry, he has been awarded with innumerable accolades and established many firsts in the province, including the first to release a series of single vineyard designated wines.
A hallmark of the olive oil harvest in Sonoma Valley, the weekend event will commence with a hand harvest and blessing of olives from B.R. Cohn's 160-year-old heritage trees. The olive harvest typically begins after the grape harvest concludes, leaving one more cause for celebration before the holiday season starts.
The Tartan red blend is being released just in time for the one-year anniversary of the opening of Stewart Cellars' Yountville tasting room. Siblings James Stewart and Caroline Stewart Guthrie, the second generation of the Stewart family, and Blair Guthrie, husband of Caroline, are extremely proud to celebrate the successes of this past year and feature a newly released wine.
In Newhall - the formerly sleepy, now slightly buzzy hub of the ever-expanding Santa Clarita Valley - a bloom of independent wine retailers has sprung up recently. Wine bars, bistros and tasting rooms are engaged in an aggressive play for new customers, much like the mom-and-pop hardware stores and community theater enclaves that kept the city's once-dusty Main Street afloat for decades.
The undersides of Amanda Stefl's fingernails are stained faint shades of purple and red from the thousands of grapes she's processed by hand. The owner of Timber Hill Winery, Stefl is a one-woman show. She makes the wine, bottles it and labels it in the company's all-purpose warehouse in Milton.