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Napa Valley Presentation Final Copy

  1. 1. NAPA VALLEY Travis, Jen, Hilary, Wendy, Gareth
  2. 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Welcome to Napa </li></ul><ul><li>History of Napa </li></ul><ul><li>Wine varietals in region </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Trip itinerary and Vineyard Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Optional activities </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome To Napa
  4. 4. History of Napa Valley <ul><li>Wappo Indians </li></ul><ul><li>1823 </li></ul><ul><li>1870 </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic missionaries </li></ul>
  5. 5. Varietals In Napa <ul><li>Chardonnay </li></ul><ul><li>Sauvignon Blanc </li></ul><ul><li>Zinfandel </li></ul><ul><li>Cabernet Franc </li></ul><ul><li>Pinot Grigio </li></ul><ul><li>Viognier </li></ul><ul><li>Cabernet sauvignon </li></ul><ul><li>Merlot </li></ul><ul><li>Sangiovese </li></ul><ul><li>Pinot noir </li></ul><ul><li>Petit verdot </li></ul><ul><li>Malbec </li></ul><ul><li>(Petit) Syrah/Shiraz </li></ul><ul><li>Nebbiolo </li></ul><ul><li>Barbera </li></ul><ul><li>Dolcetto </li></ul>
  6. 6. Accommodations <ul><li>OPTION 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Calistoga Ranch </li></ul><ul><li>“ hot springs, cool wines, warm welcome” </li></ul><ul><li>Calistoga is made up of a series of lodges, built to inspire serenity </li></ul><ul><li>Dining will occur at “the Lakehouse”, Calistoga’s private restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Amenities include: </li></ul><ul><li>-fitness centre (with yoga deck) </li></ul><ul><li>-pool overlooking the resorts vineyard </li></ul><ul><li>-140 acres of land to explore </li></ul><ul><li>-spa </li></ul>
  7. 7. Day 1- Silverado Vineyard <ul><li>A Brief History </li></ul><ul><li>Silverado got its name from an abandoned silver mine </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Disney Miller and Ron Miller bought their first vineyard in the 1970’s </li></ul><ul><li>First winery was built in 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Silverado now owns around 300 acres of land in the Napa valley region </li></ul><ul><li>Wine Varietals </li></ul><ul><li>-Sauvignon Blanc -Chardonnay </li></ul><ul><li>-Merlot -Sangiovese </li></ul><ul><li>-Cabernet Sauvignon -SOLO </li></ul><ul><li>-Limited Reserve Wines </li></ul>
  8. 8. Estates Vineyards <ul><li>Mt.George </li></ul><ul><li>- first grape plantings </li></ul><ul><li>-deep gravelly soils due to volcanic ash and rock </li></ul><ul><li>Stags Leap </li></ul><ul><li>- sloping gravelly soil and lots of sun exposure </li></ul><ul><li>- Red Wines </li></ul><ul><li>Miller Ranch </li></ul><ul><li>- soils are silty, cool and deep </li></ul><ul><li>-known for “fruity, spicy” whites </li></ul><ul><li>Firetree </li></ul><ul><li>-light soils, sandstone and shale </li></ul><ul><li>- “well-structured” Chardonnay’s </li></ul><ul><li>Soda Creek </li></ul><ul><li>- steep and cobbly soil </li></ul><ul><li>-said to produce “rich and spicy Sangiovese” </li></ul><ul><li>-Silverado produces its own oil, grown on olive trees which are native to the vineyard </li></ul><ul><li>Vineburg </li></ul><ul><li>-new vineyard, has yet to have it’s first crop </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Today Will Include <ul><li>Guided Tour of the Silverado Vineyard </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your own lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting </li></ul><ul><li>- Located at the Stag’s Leap Vineyard </li></ul><ul><li>-A selection of Cabernet Sauvignon </li></ul><ul><li>will be available for tasting </li></ul><ul><li>Return to the hotel for dinner </li></ul><ul><li>- the Calistoga hotel offers a superior wine list to be enjoyed with your entrée. </li></ul><ul><li>Optional Spa treatments are available at the hotel to end your day </li></ul>
  10. 10. Day 2- St. Supery Vineyard <ul><li>Brief History: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are two St. Supery Vineyards - Dollarhide and Rutherford (Winery). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the 1980's, Skalli, a French family, bought Dollarhide which was an old 1800's Horse ranch.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 500 acres of Bordeaux varieties are planted on the Dollarhide Ranch. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The family also acquired Rutherford Vineyard which is the home of the winery. Over 35 acres of land are planted at this winery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today there are more than 1500 acres of grapes planted at the St. Supery VIneyards.  </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Wine Varietals <ul><li>St. Supery is well known for… </li></ul><ul><li>Sauvignon Blanc </li></ul><ul><li>Cabernet Sauvignon </li></ul><ul><li>Elu </li></ul><ul><li>Virtu blends.  </li></ul><ul><li>Vineyard Varietals </li></ul><ul><li>Dollarhide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Noble Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rutherford: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc.  </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Winery - Rutherford <ul><li>2nd Floor Art Gallery: </li></ul><ul><li>There is a Gallery to view on the 2nd floor which showcases different art exhibits each month. </li></ul><ul><li>Tasting Rooms: </li></ul><ul><li>Taste the St. Supery wines in the Tasting Room or in the Divine Wine Room. </li></ul><ul><li>The Divine Wine Room focuses on the finest Estate wines and is open during the weekends. </li></ul><ul><li>Tastings in the Divine Wine Room range from $15-$25. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday - See behind the scenes </li></ul><ul><li>View the wine cellar and learn about the winemaking process. </li></ul><ul><li>Tour is every Sunday from 11am-12pm. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What Today Will Include <ul><li>(If on a Sunday… can do the Behind the Scenes tour from 11am -12pm) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Tasting Room to taste the St. Supery Wines. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your way to the Winery to tour the 2nd floor Gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>Head out for a late lunch at the Rutherford Grill down the road. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Dollarhide Vineyards if you have time. </li></ul><ul><li>Return to the hotel for dinner. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Day 3- Robert Mondavi Winery <ul><li>History: </li></ul><ul><li>In 1966 Robert Mondavi set out to found the first major winery built in the valley since prohibition. </li></ul><ul><li>Current Releases: </li></ul><ul><li>Fume Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Moscato d’Ora (Varietal Composition:100% Muscat Canelli) </li></ul><ul><li>Vineyards: </li></ul><ul><li>The winegrowing team believes that great wine is a reflection of its origin. The wines made express the terroir of the two vineyard properties that constitute their Napa Valley vineyard holdings. </li></ul><ul><li>Wine Growing Introduction Video : </li></ul>
  15. 15. Robert Mondavi Winery <ul><li>What your day will include : </li></ul><ul><li>A refreshing walk through the vineyards which includes artifacts and sculptures </li></ul><ul><li>The Harvest of Joy Luncheon </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts - A tour of the rotating art collection on display </li></ul><ul><li>Ending the day at The Four Decades Tasting & Dinner </li></ul>
  16. 16. Day 4- Clos Pegase Winery <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Jan Shrem dominated the Japanese publishing industry </li></ul><ul><li>1968- Jan sold his publishing company and moved to Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Jan then enrolled into an enology program at the University of Bordeaux </li></ul><ul><li>1983- Clos Pegase was founded in the Napa Valley by Jan Shrem and his wife Mitsuko </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Clos Pegase Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Clos- French word for an enclosed vineyard or an estate winery, where every wine is made from that vineyard's own grapes </li></ul><ul><li>Pegase- French word for Pegasus </li></ul><ul><li>Bacchus- Was god of vegetation and fertility until he was promoted to god of wine </li></ul><ul><li>Ganymedes- He is the cup-bearer for the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Clos Pegase Varietals </li></ul>Whites: Reds: <ul><li>Chardonnay </li></ul><ul><li>Pinot Noir </li></ul><ul><li>Sauvignon Blanc </li></ul><ul><li>Merlot </li></ul><ul><li>Cabernet Sauvignon </li></ul>In Small Quantities: Cabernet Franc Zinfandel
  19. 19. <ul><li>Estates Vineyards </li></ul>The Home Ranch Palisades Vineyard <ul><li>90 acre vineyard </li></ul><ul><li>40 acre vineyard </li></ul><ul><li>In this sunny plain, the fruit ripens slowly, developing the complex notes of spice that distinguish their Cabernet Sauvignon </li></ul><ul><li>The poor soil, dry and deeply drained, yields a meager but exquisitely concentrated crop of Cabernet Sauvignon, providing the fine aromatics and plummy ripe fruit of the Cabernet blends </li></ul>Mitsuko's Vineyard <ul><li>365 acre vineyard of the Carneros area </li></ul><ul><li>This vineyard contains a diverse range of soil types, elevations and microclimates </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>What Today Will Include </li></ul><ul><li>A Tour into the depths of the aging caves followed by wine tasting in The Cave Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch at The Harvest Dining Room </li></ul><ul><li>An artistic stroll through the vineyards where you will experience the mythology and culture of Clos Pegase </li></ul><ul><li>Dinner at the v aulted underground Cave Theatre </li></ul>
  21. 21. Optional Activities
  22. 22. Review
  23. 23. References <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Zraly, K. (2008). Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. New York: Sterling Publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>Dominé A., 2004. WINE . Konemann. </li></ul>