Napa Valley Wine Event Recap
We had a delightful Zoom event with several wine loving Tomatoes and their friends for a virtual trip to Napa Valley to one of their most prestigious vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate. We ordered our wines in advance and enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Violet Grgich, who is President of the Vineyard. Watch the video.
GRGICH HILLS ESTATE, Napa Valley: The Story
Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976. Then, in a now-historic blind tasting, a panel of eminent French judges swirled, sniffed, and sipped an array of the fabled white Burgundies of France and a small sampling of upstart Chardonnays from the Napa Valley. When their scores were tallied, the French judges were shocked: they had chosen the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Mike Grgich, as the finest white wine in the world. Mon Dieu! The results stunned the international wine establishment and immediately earned Mike a reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the world.
Meet Violet Grgich, President
Mike’s daughter Violet Grgich, president of the vineyards, joined us live on ZOOM for a virtual tour of the vineyards, conduct the wine tastings, and answered our questions.
The Wines We Tasted
We enjoy tasting two award-winning premiere wines which will be delivered to your door, and an exclusive conversation with the wine makers.
- Napa Valley Zinfandel co-fermented with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure and then aged in large French oak casks. Half bottle (375mL)
- Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, primarily Musqué clone, grown in our coolest vineyards provides elegant, floral aromatics. Half bottle (375mL)
Many thanks to Michael Papaleo of Wilson Daniels Importers for making this event possible.
Thanks for Joining Us!
Cheryl Benton and Roni Jenkins, The Three Tomatoes