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The PlumpJack Group Announces Opening of Howell Mountain Vineyard, Winemaking & Hospitality Facility as an Extension of CADE Estate Winery

by Press Release
June 12, 2017

NAPA VALLEY, California (June 12, 2017) – The PlumpJack Group today announced the opening of their recently acquired 82-acre Howell Mountain vineyard, winemaking and hospitality facility which will be a natural extension of CADE Estate Winery offering special library tastings. CADE Estate was the first organically farmed LEED Gold Certified winery estate in Napa Valley founded by partners John Conover, Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty.

The property acquisition was an ideal step for the ongoing evolution of The PlumpJack Group and CADE Estate as a highly successful producer of acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard is planted to approximately 74 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, three acres of Sauvignon Blanc, three and a half acres of Malbec and one acre of Petit Verdot, providing a significant increase in premium quality, estate vineyard grapes for the CADE Estate winemaking team.

“We’re incredibly lucky to own the newest and oldest wineries atop Howell Mountain and offer our guests contrasting unique experiences,” said John Conover, managing partner and general manager of CADE Estate Winery. “This extension of CADE Estate is an exciting new addition to our portfolio and we look forward to hosting loyalists and newcomers alike to the property.”

Located atop Howell Mountain at an elevation of more than 1,600 feet, the new facility will offer tastings of the newest CADE Estate releases included the 2016 CADE Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley and the 2015 CADE Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Oakville. Additionally, rare library vintages and large formats will be available including the 2009 CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, 2008 CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain and the 2006 CADE Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, as well as the occasional unique wine such as the first vintage of CADE Estate produced. Tastings will be conducted al fresco on the gravel terrace, adjacent to the historic three-story winery which is currently undergoing minor renovations led by famed architect Juan Carlos Fernandez and Napa-based interior designers, Shopworks. The winery is slated to be completed in spring 2018. More details about the elevated experiences to follow in the coming months.

For reservations and more information, please call the winery directly (707) 965-2445 or visit www.cadewinery.com.

About CADE Estate

Perched high upon Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain among a dramatic hillside of Manzanita trees, CADE Winery is a unique, state-of-the-art facility producing an exquisite Estate Cabernet as well as an enticing Sauvignon Blanc and a rich Cabernet Sauvignon from local artisanal grapes. Having received its Gold LEED certification in 2009, CADE is the greenest winery estate in California. The name CADE derives from a Shakespearean term used for an oak cask or barrel. The estate comprises more than 54 acres, 21 of which were planted as vineyards in 2003. CADE is dedicated to the production of world-class wines through environmentally conscious innovation and is one of the architectural showplaces of Northern California’s wine country.

CADE Estate Winery (www.cadewinery.com) is located at 360 Howell Mountain Road in Angwin, California. CADE is open for tastings by appointment only seven days a week from 10 AM to 4 PM and can be reached by calling (707) 965-2746.

About The PlumpJack Group

The PlumpJack Group (www.plumpjack.com) is a hospitality management company dedicated to creating unique individual experiences for its guests. Its portfolio includes award-winning wineries, acclaimed restaurants, nightclubs, bars, retail stores, catering services, and hotels. The PlumpJack Group began in 1992 when partner, former San Francisco mayor, and currently Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom founded the first PlumpJack Wine Store on Fillmore Street with the goal of making the experience of wine discovery more fun and approachable for all customers – the connoisseur and the uninitiated alike. More than two decades later, under the leadership of Hilary Newsom and Jeremy Scherer, The PlumpJack Group has established itself as the signature Northern California lifestyle and hospitality brand.


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