Some new, some returning.
We are excited to welcome first-time participant Clif Family Vineyard to this year’s event. Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford began their love of food and wine with cycling adventures through Italy where long days of cycling would end in leisurely evenings of good wine, food and hospitality. As great lovers of food, wine and adventure, Gary and Kit sought to bring these memorable experiences to their Napa Valley home. We hope to welcome each of you soon to Clif Family to slow down, fill your glass and spend an afternoon with us.
A participant for a 4th year, E16 sources their grapes from partnerships with growers in the Alexander and Russian River appellations and produce exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
We are very excited to welcome back Hahn Family Winery who have been crafting wines Since 1980. Hahn Family Winery has been named winery to watch by Wine Spectator.
A wine growing family leg. In the late 1960s, Jerry Lohr began an extensive investigation of California grape growing regions – searching for the ideal location for his first vineyard. Jerry was raised on a South Dakota farm; his agricultural roots armed him with an innate sense for the relationship between climate, soil, and location. His research and instincts led him to the Central Coast, an area just beginning to explore its potential for winegrowing. Today J.Lohr has vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley.
Founded in 1972, Rutherford Hill Winery is a pioneer in the development of California Merlot. This will be their second year at the Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival.
Tahoe Blue Vodka has participated for five years and truly loves to give back to their Lake Tahoe community. They are a favorite for guests looking to mix it up!
The McIntyre Estate Vineyard lies in the “sweet spot” of Monterey County’s Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, a 12-mile stretch of benchland renowned for producing wines of character and complexity. Proprietor Steve McIntyre is one of the most knowledgeable viticulturists in California. The McIntyre Estate Vineyard was among the first properties in the Santa Lucia Highlands to be SIP (Sustainability In Practice) Certified.
After a 33 year career in literary education, and a long standing passion for wine, Kathleen combined her loves into Glasses Wine Bar. A unique spot on the lake with two offerings we can definitely get behind.
In 2007 we took a leap of faith and bought grapes from Jack and Marcey Smith in Calistoga, investing everything we had to follow a dream we couldn’t fully imagine. Marcey’s Vineyard has since been the backbone of our winemaking project. It’s Calistoga AVA location, sandy soil and valley floor climate make it a desirable place to grow Cabernet.