APRIL: PILCROW with Jonah & Sara Beer
PRESS Sommeliers Amanda McCrossin and Gillie Dougherty welcome Sara Beer (Vintner) and her husband Jonah (VP Frog's Leap and Napa Valley Industry Vet) of PILCROW WINE for a tasting of current release, barrel sample, and most importantly, a guided conversation about their experience with the wine and Napa Valley as a whole. This will be an invaluable conversation with 2 of the most experienced people in the business who can provide insight into facets ranging from winemaking, sales, distribution, viticulture, and Napa Valley history.
Taking on the role of winemaker was a new one for Sara. She has been the grateful beneficiary of tremendous tutoring from many role models, mentors, and friends. Her role models include those who have made some of the great wines dotting the hillsides of the Napa Valley; think Mayacamas, Diamond Creek, and Dunn. Her mentors include some of the most thoughtful vintners in both the new world and the old, including John Williams, Jean-Michel Comme, and Jean-Nicolas Méo. Her friends—including Marco DiGiulio, Keith Emerson and Toshiaki Wakayama—have helped define, challenge, and develop the wine itself.
All of these influences and teachers have instilled and enriched the fine-wine ambition that drives Pilcrow.