Inaugural Winepreneurs.Club Unites Wine and Entrepreneurs
What happens when you invite some of Atlanta’s finest entrepreneurs to enjoy an evening of wine and networking? You get the Winepreneurs.Club. In November, we gathered together entrepreneurs from across the city to chat about business and enjoy wines made by fellow entrepreneurs.
The evening featured six boutique wines we hand selected for guests to sample. From humble garage beginnings to family-owned orchards passed down through generations, each wine available that night had a story to tell. Here’s a glimpse of the wines and their stories.
- Broadside Cabernet – Founded in 2005 by a husband and wife duo, Broadside is located in Paso Robles, Calif. The team work together to craft wine that’s pure and has true varietal expression.
- Clayhouse Estate Petite Sirah – Named after an adobe home nestled among the vines at Red Cedar Vineyard, the winery has chosen this name because its namesake is made of natural elements (earth, water and sun) and is older than the winery’s fifth generation family business. The winery is based in Paso Robles, Calif. and focuses on small-lot winemaking.
- J Dusi Pinot Grigio – In the early 1920s, Sylvester and Caterina Dusi came from Northern Italy and settled in Paso Robles, Calif. Since then, they have expanded to a 100-acre estate and three generations later, their great-granddaughter Janell is continuing the vineyard’s legacy.
- Ransom Jigsaw Pinot Noir — Tad Seestedt formed Ransom Spirits in 1997 with a small life savings and some credit cards. When he first started out, Tad made small amounts of grappa, eau de vie and brandy, but expanded to produce a number of small-batch wines later in his career.
- Taft Street Alexander Valley Merlot — The term “garagistes” refers to a group of winemakers who created wine in garages. Since its conception in the 70s, Taft Street’s wine production has grown from a Berkeley garage to a winery in Sebastopol, Calif.
- White Knight Viognier – White Knight is produced by the winery Don Sebastiani & Sons. Founded by the Sebastiani family in 2001, the winery is located in Sonoma, Calif. The Sebastiani family’s wine making heritage dates back to 1895, when Samuele Sebastiani emigrated from Italy to America and begin grape growing and wine making in Sonoma.
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