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  • sarahstierch - Sarah Stierch @sarahstierch 13 hours ago
  • This past weekend was a great one. I spend the weekend with @lauren.parkhill and her family celebrating the legacy of @cuvaison_wine, a Carneros-based winery which Lauren’s dad, Tom Parkhill, co-founded and served as first winemaker 50 years ago. We attended the 50th anniversary party at Cuvaison and also visited @fairwinds_estate_winery, which operates a winery and tasting room at the site of the original Cuvaison in #Calistoga.
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It was overwhelming, as a family friend and as a wine journalist and historian. I took in tales of Louis Martini (Martini gave Parkhill the first grapes for Cuvaison) and Warren Winiarski (he helped Parkhill with a number of vineyard/winemaking challenges during the early days). We tasted wines and looked at old photos. We walked under giant oak trees, sipping cab and discovering history at every corner.
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It made me think about how so few people, my age and younger especially, don’t even know who these early leaders of California’s 20th-century wine industry were. Without guys like Tom Parkhill, Winiarski, and Martini, you might not be sipping your nightly wine, or at least one from California, or one of good quality.
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I’m still overwhelmed for the weekend. Thank you Lauren for letting me tag along and thank you Tom for letting me to get to know you and learn from you this weekend. Thank you Cuvaison and Fairwinds for welcoming all of us this weekend. Thank you for also appreciating and respecting the history of 1970s winemaking in California. This past weekend was a great one. I spend the weekend with @lauren.parkhill and her family celebrating the legacy of @cuvaison_wine, a Carneros-based winery which Lauren’s dad, Tom Parkhill, co-founded and served as first winemaker 50 years ago. We attended the 50th anniversary party at Cuvaison and also visited @fairwinds_estate_winery, which operates a winery and tasting room at the site of the original Cuvaison in #calistoga. . It was overwhelming, as a family friend and as a wine journalist and historian. I took in tales of Louis Martini (Martini gave Parkhill the first grapes for Cuvaison) and Warren Winiarski (he helped Parkhill with a number of vineyard/winemaking challenges during the early days). We tasted wines and looked at old photos. We walked under giant oak trees, sipping cab and discovering history at every corner. . It made me think about how so few people, my age and younger especially, don’t even know who these early leaders of California’s 20th-century wine industry were. Without guys like Tom Parkhill, Winiarski, and Martini, you might not be sipping your nightly wine, or at least one from California, or one of good quality. . I’m still overwhelmed for the weekend. Thank you Lauren for letting me tag along and thank you Tom for letting me to get to know you and learn from you this weekend. Thank you Cuvaison and Fairwinds for welcoming all of us this weekend. Thank you for also appreciating and respecting the history of 1970s winemaking in California.
  • This past weekend was a great one. I spend the weekend with @lauren.parkhill and her family celebrating the legacy of @cuvaison_wine, a Carneros-based winery which Lauren’s dad, Tom Parkhill, co-founded and served as first winemaker 50 years ago. We attended the 50th anniversary party at Cuvaison and also visited @fairwinds_estate_winery, which operates a winery and tasting room at the site of the original Cuvaison in #calistoga. . It was overwhelming, as a family friend and as a wine journalist and historian. I took in tales of Louis Martini (Martini gave Parkhill the first grapes for Cuvaison) and Warren Winiarski (he helped Parkhill with a number of vineyard/winemaking challenges during the early days). We tasted wines and looked at old photos. We walked under giant oak trees, sipping cab and discovering history at every corner. . It made me think about how so few people, my age and younger especially, don’t even know who these early leaders of California’s 20th-century wine industry were. Without guys like Tom Parkhill, Winiarski, and Martini, you might not be sipping your nightly wine, or at least one from California, or one of good quality. . I’m still overwhelmed for the weekend. Thank you Lauren for letting me tag along and thank you Tom for letting me to get to know you and learn from you this weekend. Thank you Cuvaison and Fairwinds for welcoming all of us this weekend. Thank you for also appreciating and respecting the history of 1970s winemaking in California.
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