Winery Brochure


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Winery Brochure

  1. 1. VINEYARD & WINERY OUR STORY OUR TEAM Extraordinarily diverse in exposure, elevation, The Sodaro Family’s Estate Vineyard and Bill and Dawnine Dyer, and grade, the site of the Sodaro Vineyard was Winery is located in the world-famous Napa with degrees in Enology, rigorously tested and evaluated by Dr. Paul Valley, California. Bringing together some of Biology, and Philosophy, Skinner (U.C. Davis) prior to planting, and the most experienced and trusted minds in have over 30 years of managed by Michael Wolf and his world-class wine making and vineyard management, wine-making experience team every step of the way. The diversity Sodaro Estate was meticulously developed in Napa Valley. They have inherent to the site has allowed for unique from scratch, creating a vineyard of been at Sodaro Estate Winery since its inception. varietal complexity, with small blocks of the unparalleled diversity and a winery to suit its Dawnine spent 25 years as Winemaker at five traditional Bordeaux varietals and complexities. Domaine Chandon. A staunch Californian, and associated clones planted throughout making Sitting among the hillsides and alluvial terraces always a fan of the bubbly, her tenure at for an array of unique characteristics with in the heart of wine country, our boutique Chandon was marked by the introduction of which to blend. winery concentrates many original sparkling wines and wine styles, on limited production taking the best of both a rich tradition and a Designed by Bill and Cabernet blends from promising appellation. Dawnine Dyer to 100% Estate grown, perfectly suit the needs Bill spent 20 years with Sterling Vineyards, hand-picked fruit. of Sodaro’s winegrowing starting as Cellarmaster and becoming Estate, the Sodaro Estate Winemaker in 1985. Recognizing the Winery uses small A Rich History importance of the vineyards, he was responsible tank sizes to facilitate winemaking in very for developing their single-vineyard wines, small lots. This is done to preserve a broad Though Sodaro Estate Winery was including a Cabernet from Diamond Mountain palette of individual flavors for consideration founded as recently as 1999, the that garnered a great deal of attention and praise during blending. Sodaro Family’s wine lineage reaches in the early 1980s. Since 1996, Bill has brought as far back as the turn of the 19th his considerable talents to consulting. century. Founder Donald Sodaro’s grandfather Giuseppe Sodaro was a Michael Wolf is one of the Giuseppe Sodaro barrel cooper in Vallelunga, Sicily, making each wine barrel by hand and serving most highly regarded wineries throughout the region. In 1894, a terrible vineyard managers in the drought engulfed the region, drying the vineyards Napa Valley and he and his and leaving little to no fruit in need of barrels. With staff manage every aspect help from a friend, Giuseppe Sodaro gathered his of the vineyard on a day to family of eight and headed for the port of Termini, day basis. destination Ellis Island. In 2000, we planted a total of 13,000 vines in Today, Sodaro Estate Winery honors its history five different varietals on three different and continues a family legacy of rootstocks. Our vineyard manager, Michael “The diversity of available fruit from this single passion for and dedication to wine as a compliment of life vineyard is remarkable, encompassing a variety Wolf, has managed the entire process since usually only possible from multiple vineyard inception. sources.” - Dawnine Dyer, Winemaker
  2. 2. WINE CLUB We invite friends of Sodaro Estate to join our Scion Society Wine Club. Founded on the principle that people should SODARO ESTATE WINERY have convenient access to award-winning Napa Valley Cabernets without being inundated with more wine than they would like, the Scion Society was created with the customer in mind. CLUB BENEFITS Shipments - 2 annual shipments with 6 bottles of your choice, mailed in Spring and Fall - 20% off retail price of wines Year Round Benefits - 15% off all purchases of 5 bottles or less SODARO ESTATE WINERY - 20% off all purchases of 6 bottles or more - Advance opportunity to purchase new releases Private tours and tastings are Napa Valley - Complimentary private tours and tastings for you available by appointment only. We’d and four guests love to have you at the winery, so call - Invitations to winemaker dinners, tastings, and today and schedule what winery events The Napa Valley Wine Project calls - Exclusive email newsletters with winery updates, new releases, and special event announcements “The quintessential personalized private Napa wine tasting experience.” Log on, sign up, and enjoy 24 Blue Oak Lane Napa, CA 94558 707-975-6689