I was in Napa 2 weeks ago and I wanted to share this adventure. Being a member of the Sales Team of St Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery gives me opportunities to live such wonderful experiences. It also allows me to continue my discoveries of America.
I grew up in a Vineyard in France, in Bordeaux; I know the beauty of living in such area surrounded by vines and forest. Dollarhide is a 1,500 acre property: 1/3 panted on vines and the rest remain wild and natural. The entire sales team and I went around the Dollarhide leaded by Michael Scholz, our Winemaker, and Josh Anstey, our Vineyards Manager.
I was amazed about the relation between Michael and Josh; they just complete each other. Generally speaking we talk a lot about how the work in the Vineyard is important and also the work of the Winemaker. What we tend to forgot is the importance of having strong connections between the Vineyards and the winemaking. Even during the visit Michael and Josh were talking together about this or this parcel which could be good for making such wine next year… When they work together they kind of “become only one men”. It explains why they excel in making outstanding juices and wines!
I have been to Dollarhide before; however I have never been to the highest point of it, around 2,400 feets above see level. How is that? Spectacular!!! I had an overview of the entire Vineyard with its 7 lakes and mostly planted with Bordeaux grapes varieties…. I closed my eyes and was already home: the smell, the wind and the noises from the natural environment brought me directly from California to Bordeaux. It was a short but sensational travel! OK let me share a video with you…
Then it was time for a lunch in the middle of the vineyards and of course with a glass of our best St Supery red: Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon…. Thanks to the entire St Supery team it was a wonderful exeprience.
Cheers my friends