2013 Official Judges Dinner Host: DeLoach Vineyards

DeLoach Vineyards

DeLoach Vineyards focuses on small-lot winemaking, giving exceptional care and attention to their Russian River Valley, O.F.S. and Vineyard Designate wines. Their passion is Pinot Noir – the noble variety of Burgundy that demands a delicate, labor-intensive process to showcase the exceptional terroir and complexity of the Russian River Valley and beyond. They have the diligence required to produce truly original, terroir-driven Pinot Noir. In keeping with their Burgundian Heritage, they use French open-top wood fermentors for all their Russian River Valley, O.F.S, and Vineyard Designate Pinot Noirs, as well as their old-vine Zinfandel. They also practice hand punch-downs, known as pigeage — another Burgundian winemaking tradition.

As dedicated to their wines, they are equally passionate about the long-term health and vitality of our terroir, so they have a particular focus on biodynamic, organic and sustainable winemaking.

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Website: http://www.deloachvineyards.com

Judges Dinner

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