Episode 6 | April 29, 2020 | Special Guest Brian Van Flandern
This week on The Wine Stream, we’re headed to Vegas, baby! Dust off your jiggers and cocktail shakers because famed mixologist Brian Van Flandern is here to teach us how to craft amazing concoctions with our non-alcoholic juices. Named “America’s top Mixologist” by FOOD NETWORK, Brian is sure to bring some luxury and style to your shelter in place game.
Episode 5 | April 22, 2020 | Special Guest Robert Crandall from Saint Louis Club
On this episode of the Wine Stream it’s time to break out the shades for the 2019 Rosé. Florencia shares her favorite pairing, Palmaz Gougéres. Special guest and celebrated Sommelier Robert Crandall joins us from the St. Louis Club in Missouri.
Few Napa Valley wineries – or any throughout the world for that matter – can claim history and proprietorship as compelling as that of Palmaz Vineyards. With its combination of Argentinian roots, 19th century California history, depth and breadth of fine wines, an ambitious culinary program, and show-stopping architecture and technology, Palmaz Vineyards can easily claim the title of Napa’s most distinctive luxury wine estate.
Passionate about food, wine, and land preservation, Amalia and Julio Palmaz, the winery’s Buenos Aires-born co-founders and co-chairmen, combine tradition with technology at both their fabled Napa winery and at their Genesee Valley cattle ranch located in the heart of California’s legendary Gold Country, surrounded by the Plumas National Forest. Both are family operations, and both employ the highest standards in producing products of unparalleled quality and luxury. Here are the five ways in which Palmaz Vineyards distinguishes itself:
Protecting our most Precious Resource | April 22, 2020 (Earth Day) | By Christian Palmaz
Driving into Palmaz Vineyards takes our visitors roughly a mile through the puzzle like lower vineyard parcels until they reach the winery carved into Mt. George.Along the way, guests sometimes notice the small purple signs in the vineyards, “This area is irrigated with recycled water.”Although during our tours, we normally make only mention of the winery’s net-zero water consumptive design, it often takes a backseat to the more wine facing innovations seen throughout the winery.However on Earth Day, we’d like to take a moment and highlight how Palmaz Vineyards has gained this prestigious status of net-zero water consumption.
The Palmaz Winery is situated inside the delicate and important MST (Milliken-Sarco-Tulucay) groundwater subarea.Many years ago the MST was identified to be potentially in danger of overuse.Increasing demand from homes, golf courses, and vineyard irrigation tap directly into this water source while drought weather patterns didn’t help with replenishment.The Hagen Creek, which runs down from Mt. George through the Palmaz Estate, was identified as an important contributor to the MST during the development of the property.
Episode 4 | April 15, 2020 | Special Guest Tony Pitts from One market
On this episode of the Wine Stream we sip the unique terroir of our 1,200′ Mt George Riesling, discuss VIGOR’s latest advances in vineyard irrigation, and check in with top Sommelier Tonya Pitts from SF’s One Market.
Episode 3 | April 8, 2020 | Special Guest Dr. Julio Palmaz
Hosted both from Palmaz Vineyards and sister property Genesee Valley Ranch, the Wine Stream this week opens back vintage Brasas, shares ideas on how to extend your table to friends and family, and features special guest Dr. Julio Palmaz talking about wine and health!
Episode 2 | April 1, 2020 | Special Guest Sean beck @ H Town Restaurant Group
This week on The Wine Stream, we go back in time to 2013, the driest vintage in Napa’s history that produced extraordinary wines. Special guest Sean Beck talks about wine pairing with traditional Mexican flavors like mole and guacamole. So grab a glass, uncork your favorite bottle of Palmaz, and join the conversation.
Episode 1 | March 25, 2020 | Special Guest Crystl Horton @ Del Frisco’s New York
Welcome to the first episode of a fun little series we call The Wine Stream. Although we are closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought why not bring a little Palmaz to you. So grab a glass, uncork your favorite bottle of Palmaz, and join the conversation.
THE WINE LIFE | What I am Drinking Now…Cedar Knoll | Dec 26, 2019 | By Stanley Browne | Original Article
Founded in 1881 by Henry Hagen, a young entrepreneur who headed west in the 1850s amid the Gold Rush, Cedar Knoll Vineyard and Winery quickly established itself as notable, serving wine to San Francisco’s finest and even winning a silver medal for Hagen’s brandy in 1889 at the World’s Fair in Paris. The winery, one of Napa’s first, occupied the southern end of Napa along Mount George, on some 450 acres of hillside.
Grape: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc