We cherish the history of our wine community in Napa Valley and the chance to provide wine appreciation events throughout the year.
We look forward to your participation.
Please join us for a spectacular opportunity to savor the flavors of wines from vineyards planted at least fifty years ago in Napa Valley. Our online moderator, Tegan Passalacqua, is not only winemaker for Turley Wine Cellars and the magnums of Barney’s Backyard Petite Syrah bottled exclusively for NVWLA; Tegan is also co-owner and winemaker for Sandlands and a founder of Historic Vineyard Society, committed to preserving the old vine vineyards of California.
Kelli White, Director of Education for the Pacific Union Company, first provides an historical overview of winegrowing in Napa Valley. Our four panelists then share their wines and winegrowing preferences. Each has chosen a wine near and dear to one’s heart for the old vine flavors it exemplifies.
Tegan and Kelli are joined by:
Bob Biale, Founding Owner
Robert Biale Vineyards | www.biale.com
Rosemary Cakebread, Owner and Winemaker
Gallica | gallicawine.com
Michael Hirby, Winemaker and Proprietor
Relic Wine Cellars | www.relicwines.com
Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Winemaker and Owner
Bedrock Wine Company | bedrockwineco.com
Registration includes a tasting kit for the first 50 registrants able to pick up a kit in Saint Helena the day before the seminar.
Top: Bob Biale, Robert Biale Vineyard; Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Bedrock Wine Company
Middle: Tegan Passalacqua, Turley Wine Cellars
Bottom: Rosemary Cakebread, Gallica; Michael Hirby, Relic Wine Cellars
Bedrock Wine Company
Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Winemaker
2019 Oakville Farmhouse Red Wine
Rosemary Cakebread, Winemaker
2016 Saint Helena Petite Sirah
Relic Wine Cellars
Michael Hirby, Winemaker
2019 Calistoga Alfred Frediani Vineyard Carignane – Old Vines
Robert Biale Vineyards
Tres Goetting, Winemaker
2018 Oak Knoll Aldo’s Vineyard Zinfandel
Turley Wine Cellars
Tegan Passalacqua, Winemaker
2018 Saint Helena Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel
Online via StreamYard
In honor of Women’s History Month
Napa Valley Wine Library Association
A conversation with Cathy Corison and Colleen FitzGerald of Pine Ridge Vineyards
Colleen FitzGerald is ten years into her career in the wine industry. She has been inspired by the innovation and determination of Cathy Corison, whose journey began
nearly 45 years ago.
Colleen earned her BS in biochemistry from Cal Poly in 2012 and began working for Pine Ridge as a harvest intern in 2013. She became its enologist in 2015 as well as assistant winemaker in 2018. In 2020, Pine Ridge launched its first new label in 25 years, a sparkling version of their proprietary Chenin Blanc+Viognier blend guided by Colleen.
After graduating from Pomona College, Cathy earned an MS in enology from UC Davis in 1978 while working in the tasting room of Sterling Vineyards. She then interned with Freemark Abbey, going on to become winemaker at Yverdon in 1979. In 1980, Cathy was hired by Chappellet Winery as winemaker before founding Corison Winery in 1987.
This Perspectives event provides a rare opportunity for Colleen and others to learn and be inspired by Cathy's experience and the hurdles she’s had to overcome.
Moderated by Kelli White
with authors Lucia Albino Gilbert and John C Gilbert
And five Napa Valley winemakers: Sandi Belcher of Arns, Sally Johnson of Blum and Pride Mountain Vineyards, Cathy Corison of Corison, Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr, Celia Welch of Corra
In this printed issue
24 Color pages
Books on Wine Evening
with Jullianne Ballou,
Warren Winiarski Wine Writer Collection Fellow
Books on Wine Evening
with Alexandria Brown,
author of The Hidden History of Napa Valley
Books on Wine Evening
with Heather Sandy Hebert, author of
The New Architecture of Wine: 25 Spectacular Wineries in California
with Lynne Albrecht,
Technical and Research Services Librarian
George and Elsie Wood Public Library
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The Napa Valley Wine Library Collection
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The purpose of the Napa Valley Wine Library is to preserve and disseminate information regarding viticulture, enology and wine lore, particularly as it pertains to the Napa Valley.