Winepreneurs.Club Raises a Glass to Atlanta Entrepreneurs
As the first quarter of 2018 entered its final days and the first hints of spring blossomed outside, Winepreneurs.Club celebrated with a night of friendly banter and insightful networking at The Establishment, nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s bustling Midtown.
Hosted by Trevelino/Keller, Silicon Valley Bank, Cherry Bekaert, The Koblentz Group and Savills Studley, the event brought together guests with ranging backgrounds and areas of expertise – including entrepreneurs, executives and industry leaders – for a night to remember. Delicious food, fresh from The Establishment’s kitchen, filled plates; wines specially curated by Silicon Valley Bank swirled in glasses; and conversations buzzed in the air throughout the evening.
The event’s wine selections brought a taste of wine country to the Southeast, with bottles originating from the heart of California and Oregon wine countries. Each packing a distinctive history and flavor all its own, the following wines graced the menu of selections for the evening:
- Ferrani-Carano’s Reserve Chardonnay (2014; Healdsburg, Calif.) provided a smooth, rich take on the classic California staple, with a varied and complex flavor profile that includes quince, apple, caramel, cinnamon, citrus, pear, butter, vanilla, graham cracker, peach, crème brûlée and hazelnut. Founded in 1981 and situated in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, Ferrari-Carano is a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard, paying testament to its wide variety of sustainable harvesting and production practices.
- Ramey Wine Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon (2013; Healdsburg, Calif.) provided guests with a vintage wine packed with bright, nuanced flavors. Red stone fruit, mint, white flowers and tobacco flavors accompanied a silky, powerful finish. Cited as one of the top wineries in the U.S. by renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni in 2014, Ramey Cellars blends the experience of the past with the innovation of the present at its winery in downtown Healdsburg.
- Rose Rock’s Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir (2014; Dundee, Ore.) originated in the hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, about an hour outside of Portland. The winery’s debut release, the wine offers a deep red color, spicy and floral scent, and notes of dark berry preserves, dried flowers, black cherry, tilled earth and a touch of caramel.
- Named after the owner’s hometown in the Mexican state of Michoacán, Mi Sueño Winery’s “El Llano” (2014; Napa, Calif.) is a red blend that provides a fruit-forward glass of wine, containing notes of dark cherry, violet, fig, plum, cinnamon, rich leather and toasted vanilla. Founded in 1997 by Ronaldo and Lorena Herrera, the winery – whose name is Spanish for “my dream” – has been recognized as one of the top independently owned and operated wineries in California.
If you’re interested in joining us for our next event to enjoy great wine with even greater people, please contact Sarah Bell at email@example.com.