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New Meetup: Hill Family Estate tasting

From: Tana E.
Sent on: Saturday, August 21, 2010 4:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Chandler/Gilbert Wine Meetup Group!

What: Hill Family Estate tasting

When: Friday, September 3,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Steven's house
Val Vista & Ray
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Come meet Ryan Hill, of Hill Family Wines in Yountville, and taste some of their very fine estate grown wines, including the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot (touted as one of the best), the Barrel Blend, and Estate Origin.

In 1984, Doug Hill planted his first vineyards in the Napa Valley; 13 acres in Carneros that would be named, Beau Terre Vineyard (?beautiful land?). Recognizing the exceptional nature of the soil, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were initially planted and today continue to be produced for other discerning wineries.

Over the last three decades, their Estate vineyards have expanded to a total of 11 unique vineyards, totaling over 250 acres. From their mountain vineyards where they produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese for honored wineries like Silver Oak, Stags Leap and Duckhorn, to those across the Valley floor where they grow Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, Muscat Cannelli, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc, their pursuit for perfection is what makes their profession their true passion.

Winemaker for Hill Family Estate is Alison Doran, who was mentored by renowned wine expert Andre Tchelistcheff, completed her degree in winemaking from UC Davis and spent time in the legendary winery-filled region of Alsace, France. Today, Doug and Alison work closely together selecting the highest quality grapes and producing ultra premium wines.

This is a potluck event so bring something wonderful to eat that will complement a variety of wine choices. Ryan will be bringing the wines for us to taste, but if you would like to bring wine also you may.

See you there!

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