Winery Spotlight Series: November 9, 2022

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Goosecross Cellars
with Guest Speaker, Christi Coors Ficeli
Yountville, Napa Valley, California

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event featuring Goosecross Cellars wines and guest speaker Christi Coors Ficeli, Co-Owner of Goosecross Cellars. She will be joining us LIVE on the big screen sharing the six wines below.

Wines Tasted:

  1. Goosecross Sauvignon Blanc
  2. Goosecross Chardonnay
  3. Goosecross Merlot
  4. Goosecross Proprietary Red Blend
  5. Goosecross Zinfandel
  6. Goosecross Cabernet

To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go from your local participating store and watch/taste along with us on Zoom!

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About Goosecross Cellars:

Located in Yountville, California, Goosecross Cellars sits in the heart of the Napa Valley. The winery dates back four decades and is now owned by Christi and Dave Ficeli – husband and wife duo who always wanted to have a small family winery that they could pass down from one generation to the next. Christi and Dave’s love for wine is reflected in the grapes they grow and the wines they make; with the guiding vision and experience of their winemaker, Bill Nancarrow, they are able to create distinct, vineyard-driven wines that respect the roots and history of the Napa Valley soil. Learn more about the winery’s history and philosophy here.

About Christi Coors Ficeli, Co-Owner:

The great, great granddaughter of beverage industry pioneer, Adolph Coors, Christi Coors Ficeli was raised in an entrepreneurial family that always put an emphasis on achieving your dreams through vision, dedication and collaboration. Christi got her first taste for the wine business in 1998, when she joined the team at Gallo Winery (where she also met her now husband, wine industry executive, David Ficeli). After leaving Gallo, Christi went on to receive her MBA from the University of Denver before joining the Coors family business. She held many positions at Coors Brewing that brought her and Dave to Napa, Denver and eventually Chicago (although nothing felt quite like home in the way Napa did). Finally, in 2012 Christi, with the help of family funding, developed a business plan and set out to find a Napa Valley Winery – which eventually led her to Goosecross in the spring of 2013. Christi and Dave have since purchased the Goosecross Winery from the Coors Family and their dream lives on to create something special for themselves, their kids, and all those that visit the winery.  Learn more about Christi and the Goosecross Team here.

Photos and information © Goosecross Cellars – All Rights Reserved.


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Winery Spotlight Wine Tasting with Christi Coors Ficeli
Goosecross Cellars
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST
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Winery Spotlight Series: October 12, 2022

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Robert Craig Winery Spotlight
with Guest Speaker, Elton Slone
Napa, California

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event featuring Robert Craig wines and guest speaker Elton Slone, President and CEO of Robert Craig Winery. He will be joining us live on the big screen sharing the six wines below.

Wines Tasted:

  1. Robert Craig Chardonnay, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, California
  2. Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
  3. Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cuvée, California
  4. Robert Craig Howell Mountain Merlot, Napa Valley, California
  5. Robert Craig Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, California
  6. Robert Craig Howell Mountain Zinfandel, Black Sears, Napa Valley, California

To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom!

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About Robert Craig Winery:

Founder Robert (Bob) Craig began his long and storied career at The Hess Collection in the 1980s. In 1990, Bob Craig founded his eponymous winery on Howell Mountain with three friends from business school. In 2004, CEO Elton Slone joined the winery and became a full partner in 2007. Following Bob’s retirement in 2012, Slone has continued to move the business forward with the other three founding partners. Known for producing small-lot, site-expressive wines from high elevation vineyards, Robert Craig Winery consistently garners high scores and positive accolades from the wine press. Learn more about the winery’s history here.

About Elton Slone – CEO and President:

Since his arrival at Robert Craig Winery in early 2004, Elton Slone has continued the Craig’s commitment to producing properly expressive cabernet sauvignons from mountain vineyards in the Napa Valley. His career spanning nearly three decades in the luxury wine industry have made Elton a fan of single vineyard, cellar worthy wines that display balance, nuance and complexity. Today, he spends much of his time traveling around the country to share the Craig word and wines with other wine enthusiasts. He brings his passion for old world wines to the new world of Craig with a production philosophy based on site expression. Learn more about Elton and the rest of the Robert Craig team here.

Photos and information © Robert Craig Winery – All Rights Reserved.


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Winery Spotlight Wine Tasting with Elton Slone
Robert Craig Winery
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST
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Winery Spotlight Series: September 21, 2022

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The Duckhorn Portfolio
with Guest Speaker, Kyle Lee
California and Washington State Wines

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event featuring Duckhorn Portfolio wines and guest speaker, Kyle Lee, joining us live on the big screen. Kyle Lee, District Manager for The Duckhorn Portfolio and Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), will be sharing the six wines below from The Duckhorn Portfolio.

Wines Tasted:

  1. Decoy Sparkling, Brut Cuveé NV, California
  2. Decoy Limited, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California
  3. Calera, Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California
  4. Migration, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California
  5. Postmark, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California
  6. Canvasback, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, Washington State

To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom!

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About The Duckhorn Portfolio:

One of North America’s premier luxury wine companies, with ten renowned wineries, eight state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, seven beautiful tasting rooms and more than 1100 coveted acres of vineyards spanning 24 sustainably farmed Estate properties. Established in 1976, when legendary vintners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded Napa Valley’s iconic Duckhorn Vineyards.  Today, their wines are sold throughout the USA and 50 countries around the world. Learn more here.

About Kyle Lee, CSW:
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Kyle Lee, CSW

Kyle Lee is the District Manager for Wisconsin and Minnesota for The Duckhorn Portfolio. Responsibilities include managing sales, distribution, trade education, hosting events, and sharing the Duckhorn Portfolio family of brands. After graduating college, where Kyle was a 4-year letter winner on the university’s baseball team, he began a career in the wine industry as a Sales Representative for a distributor in Wisconsin. Kyle’s many accomplishments include numerous performance recognitions and completion of requirements to become Certified Specialist of Wine. When not working, Kyle enjoys spending time on the lake or in the mountains, golfing, skiing, and hanging out with family, including his wife and his adorable 3 year old daughter, Raegan. He and his wife are also expecting their 2nd child any day!


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Winery Spotlight Wine Tasting with Kyle Lee
The Duckhorn Portfolio
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST
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Winery Spotlight Series: May 25, 2022

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Goldschmidt Vineyards

Guest Speaker: Nick Goldschmidt
of Goldschmidt Vineyards
New Zealand / California

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7:00pm CST / 8:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event with guest speaker, Nick Goldschmidt, winemaker and proprietor of Goldschmidt Vineyards. Nick will be joining us live on the big screen.

Wines Tasted:

  • Singing Tree, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California
  • Boulder Bank, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Forefathers, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Fidelity, Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, California
  • Chelsea, Merlot, Alexander Valley, California
  • Katherine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
  • Hilary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, California

To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom!

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About Goldschmidt Vineyards:

Yolyn and Nick Goldschmidt are owners/vintners, and Nick is the winemaker. While the winery offices are located in Healdsburg, California; the Goldschmidt Vineyard label is a program designed to showcase single vineyard source wines from both the Alexander Valley and Napa Valley Oakville appellations. Their goal is create wines that highlight the distinct characters, benefits and attributes derived from these site specific harvests. Joined periodically in the field by their five children, the Goldschmidt expertise is being passed down to the next generation. Learn more about the family business here.

Nick Goldschmidt with USA flagAbout Nick Goldschmidt:

Born and educated in New Zealand, Nick Goldschmidt’s career began in 1982 with a research position at the New Zealand Lincoln University where he graduated with Distinction in Horticulture. In 1989, after 18 months of winemaking in Australia, New Zealand, California, and South America; including his first harvest in Chile as winemaker for Calitera, Nick returned to California with an amazing range of winemaking experiences. In 1998 Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt, established their own line of wines with the release of Goldschmidt Vineyards. Having produced so many world class wines from around the globe, Nick knew exactly which vineyard sites he would choose to make his wines from. All single vineyard, 100% varietal, handcrafted, small production artisan wines.. Learn more about Nick’s background here.

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“Winemaking has been a passion that has fueled our dreams and enriched our lives. Even our children have become involved, whether by pitching in during harvest and crush or by helping pack “dad’s” bags as I head off to New Zealand and Argentina several times a year” – Nick Goldschmidt


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Winery Spotlight Wine Tasting with Nick Goldschmidt
Goldschmidt Vineyards
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7:00pm CST/ 8:00pm EST
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Winery Spotlight: Charles Krug Winery, April 13th

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Join us for a wine tasting with Peter Mondavi, Jr. © Photo from Charles Krug

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Guest Speaker: Peter Mondavi, Jr.
of Charles Krug Estate
Napa Valley, California

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event with guest speaker Peter Mondavi Jr, co-proprietor of the iconic Charles Krug winery in Napa Valley, California. Peter Mondavi Jr., grandson of Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, will be joining us live on the big screen.
 

Wines Tasted:

  • Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc
  • Charles Krug Chardonnay
  • Charles Krug Pinot Noir
  • Charles Krug Merlot
  • Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Charles Krug Generations

To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom!

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About Charles Krug Winery:

In 1861, Charles Krug is the visionary father of Napa Valley wine making and established his eponymous winery in Napa Valley, California. In 1882, Krug opened the very first public wine tasting room in California, giving birth to wine tasting as we know it today. In 1943, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased the iconic Charles Krug 147-acre estate and built upon its reputation for innovation and uncompromising quality wines. For almost 80 years and four generations, the Mondavi family have now been stewards of this great estate and iconic wine. Learn more about their winery here.


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Winery Spotlight Wine Tasting with Peter Mondavi, Jr.
Charles Krug Family Estate
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST
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Winery Spotlight: Remhoogte February 23rd

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Remhoogte Wine Estate
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event, featuring Remhootge Wine Estate, a family winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Brothers Chris and Rob Boustred will be our guest speakers, tasting through 7 of their amazing wines from their winery in South Africa on the big screen.
 

Wines Tasted:

  • First Light Chenin Blanc
  • Honeybunch Reserve Chenin Blanc
  • Free to be Riesling
  • Soaring Eagle Blend
  • Chronicle Cape Blend
  • Vantage Pinotage
  • Sir Thomas Cullinan Reserve

To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom!

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About Remhoogte Wine Estate:

Remhoogte Wine Estate is a family winery, run by brothers Chris and Rob alongside their father Murray Boustred, with vineyards located in foothills of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosh, South Africa. Learn more about their winery here.

“We believe wine is made in the vineyards, and our goal is to allow the vineyards to express themselves by interfering as little as possible. As a result we have adopted a minimalist approach in both the vineyards and the cellar. We are also proud members of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, and of the Integrated Production of Wine Scheme. We have set aside 30% of the estate and dedicated it to the Western Capes indigenous flora and fauna.” – Chris Boustred, winemaker.


Let’s Taste, Learn and Enjoy® together!
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Winery Spotlight with Remhoogte Wine Estate
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST
Cheers!
WineStyles.com

 

Winery Spotlight: Clos LaChance January 19th

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STYLES Wine Tasting with Clos LaChance Vineyards
San Martin, California

Wednesday, January 19, 2021
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Jason RobideauxJoin us for the launch of our new STYLES wines, created in collaboration with Clos LaChance winery – a family-owned and operated winery in California. Jason Robideaux, VP of Winery and Vineyard Operations at Clos LaChance, will be our guest speaker and tasting us through the six new Style Wines on the big screen at the store.
 
STYLE Wines Tasted (for tasting notes, click on each style): To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom! Jan19_Styles_wines_email-header
About Clos LaChance:

Clos LaChance winery is a multi-generational family-owned and operated winery.  Located within the Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA), tucked into the beautiful Hayes Valley in San Martin, California.  Being good stewards of land and resources, the Clos LaChance Winery and Estate Vineyard is proud to be Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Wine Growing Alliance. Learn more about their winery here.

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STYLES wine tasting with Clos LaChance Vineyards
Wednesday, January 19, 2021
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST
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Winery Spotlight: Quinta do Noval December 15th

Port Wine Tasting Event

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Quinta do Noval
Douro Valley, Portugal

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a Port Wine Tasting event, featuring Quinta Do Noval winery from Portugal with guest speaker Anthony Cohen, the US Brand Director of Quinta do Noval.

Wines Tasted:

  • Noval Black Port; 91 PTS
  • Noval Late Bottled Vintage Port 2014; 90 PTS
  • Noval 10 Year Tawny Port, 92 PTS
  • Noval Colheita Tawny Port 2005; 97 PTS
  • Noval Vintage Port 2018; 97 PTS
To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom! Dec 15_Quinta do Noval Wines
About Quinta do Noval:

Open since 1715, Quinta do Noval is one of the oldest Port houses known around the world. Today, Quinta do Noval is part of the international viticultural group of AXA Millésimes. It is unique among Port houses in that most of the Ports are made from estate-grown fruit and all of the vintage Noval wines are from the single Quinta Do Noval vineyard on magnificent old terraces. Their team is devoted to looking after their great vineyard terroir, and strive to make wines worthy of the Quinta do Noval name every year. Learn more about their history here.

About Anthony Cohen:
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Anthony Cohen

Brand Director for Quinta do Noval in the USA, Anthony was born and raised in the South of France on the border of the Mediterranean Sea. After graduating in International Business from Manchester University and in Marketing from Montpellier Business School, he decided to pursue his American dream and moved to New York in 2007. He spent the last 14 years representing some of the most beautiful wine estates in the world including Quinta do Noval. Anthony has been to the Douro Valley five times and is always amazed at how majestic these vineyards are. He is looking forward to tell the story about Noval, to share his passion for Ports and to guide us through the tasting.


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Quinta do Noval

Douro Valley, Portugal

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST

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Winery Spotlight: Benziger Family Winery October 27th

Wine Tasting Event

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Benziger Family Winery
Sonoma County, California

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event, with guest speaker Chris Benziger of Benziger Family Winery in Sonoma County, California.

Wines Tasted:

  • Benziger Sauvignon Blanc
  • Benziger Chardonnay
  • Benziger Organic Reserve Chardonnay
  • Benziger Pinot Noir
  • Benziger Organic Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Benziger Organic Reserver Cabernet Sauvignon
To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participating WineStyles store. Or if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit-to-go and watch on Zoom.
 
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About Benziger Family Winery:

Founded in 1980, the Benziger winery focusses on three things: family, great wine and healthy vineyards. Mike Benziger and his wife Mary discovered the incredible property that became the family’s estate winery and home in the late 1970s. Soon after, all seven siblings were living on or close to the ranch as New York transplants in a Sonoma vineyard. In the mid-90s, they began transforming the home ranch to a Biodynamic farm. For more than 30 years, their ranch has been farmed on Sonoma Mountain and they search Sonoma County for the most distinctive and expressive vineyards. Benziger tends these sites using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines. Learn more here.

 
About Chris Benziger:

Chris finished his senior year of high school in wine country, when he and his family moved from White Plains to Sonoma County. After high school, he studied Marketing at the University of San Francisco, while spending weekends and summers working at the family winery. In 1993, he officially joined the Benziger Family Winery as a Brand Manager. On top of these sales responsibilities, Chris continues to oversee the home ranch and the farm related duties tied to it. To learn more about Chris, click here.

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Benziger Family Winery
Sonoma County, California

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST

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Winery Spotlight: Stoller Family Estate September 22nd

Wine Tasting Event

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Stoller Family Estate
Willamette Valley AVA
Dundee Hills, Oregon

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
6:00pm CST / 7:00pm EST

Join us for a wine tasting event, featuring Stoller Family Estate wines and sister winery Chehalem, from Willamette Valley, Oregon.

SFE-WebsiteAVAMap-2Wines Tasted:

  • Stoller Rosé Pinot Noir
  • Stoller Dundee Hills Chardonnay
  • Stoller Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
  • Stoller Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Chehalem INOX Chardonnay
  • Chehalem Mountains Pinot Gris
  • Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local WineStyles store. Or if you prefer to attend remotely, from the comfort of your home, pre-order a wine tasting kit-to-go and watch on Zoom.Sept 22_Stoller Wines

About Stoller Family Estates:

Stoller Family Estate is one of the most highly regarded vineyards and wineries in Oregon. Pioneering Oregonian and Founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon wine industry. Over the last 25 years, he transformed the 400-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills that has become synonymous with producing exceptional wines. Stoller Family Estate features the world’s first LEED® Gold certified winery and named the Best Tasting Room in the Nation by USA Today. Learn more >

Sustainability:
Stoller Family Estates is committed to leadership in sustainable environmental practices. They have planted cover crops and wild flowers to encourage a healthy environment of beneficial insects and natural wild life – allowing them to forgo many chemical sprays. The first Northwest winery to produce solar energy, their vineyard became LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) certified in 2006 and the winery in 2009. They built their Reserve Winery and Tasting Room from high percentages of recycled materials, and their efforts in the vineyard focus on energy efficiency, safety, and wastewater treatment. Learn more here.

About Chehalem Winery:

Stoller’s sister winery, Chehalem, translates to the “Valley of Flowers” in the Native American language Calapooia. In 1993 Bill Stoller became co-owner and in early 2018 he became the sole owner of Chehalem. By July of 2018, the winery achieved the rigorous certification of B Corp status, ensuring they meet the highest standard of verified social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Learn more about his story here.

Let’s Taste, Learn and Enjoy® together! 

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Stoller Family Estate
Dayton, Oregon

September 22, 2021
6:00pm CST/ 7:00pm EST

Cheers!

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