Winepreneurs Convenes Entrepreneurs for Wine with a View
Winepreneurs.Club recently brought together entrepreneurs from all over Atlanta for another successful event that included tastings of wine from across California and Oregon. For the event, we gathered on Atlanta Tech Village’s rooftop to enjoy the beautiful skyline of Atlanta as well as the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in the start-up hub.
Hosted by Trevelino/Keller, Silicon Valley Bank, The Koblentz Group, Cherry Bekaert and Savills Studley, the event showcased delicious bites from the Atltanta-based restaurant group Grazie, as well as wine handpicked by Silicon Valley Bank.
The evening featured a variety of wine from California and Oregon wineries, including Frank Family Vineyard, Starmont Winery, Saintsbury Winery and Argyle Winery. Each one has a unique history and even more unique wine:
- Frank Family Vineyard – Originally built in 1884, Frank Family Vineyard is the third oldest winery in Napa. In 1992, Rich Frank acquired the winery after purchasing a classic Tudor home in Napa and recognized the potential for something great. In turn, Rich created the winery as something for his family, with family at the center of everything they do. The Winepreneurs.Club event featured a Cabernet Sauvignon from the winery that was full-bodied and reminiscent of cocoa-dusted dark chocolate truffles, cloves and blackberries.
- Starmont Winery – Starmont began as part of the Merryvale brand, but as it grew from one wine to a full brand, it moved out to 50 acres of land in Carneros, California. A certified Napa Green Winery, Starmont ensures that the surrounding area will continue to be a beautiful place to visit. For our event, guests enjoyed Starmont’s Cabernet Sauvignon, which features an inviting taste of chocolate, plum and mocha.
- Saintsbury – Founded in 1978 by two friends who met in a brewing class at UC Davis, this winery’s name was inspired by George Saintsbury, a famous literary historian and oenophile. Though the first wine they released in 1982 was sold for less than $10, they quickly expanded their cellar and bought a new vineyard in 1990 and eventually their Chardonnay was named number 10 of the Top 100 Wines on Wine Spectator’s 1997 list. Our event tastings included Saintsbury’s delicious Chardonnay with nice mineral notes and a long, layered finish.
- Argyle Vineyard – Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Argyle Winery is one of Oregon’s premier wineries. With a portfolio of three vineyards – Knudsen Vineyard, Lone Star Vineyard and Spirit Hill Vineyard – Argyle has a total of 415 acres. Known for their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they were named Oregon’s Premier Winery in 2000. Our event featured the winery’s Pinot Noir, which has a lush and graceful middle palate and a long, energetic finish.
If you’re interested in joining us for an upcoming event with great wine and even better company, please contact Sarah Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.