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Wine tasting and music @ Basil Villa
Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Featured wine makers:
Broc Cellers in Berkeley, CA
Concrete warehouse buildings and barbed-wire fencing may not be things you typically associate with wineries, but with the renewal of urban wineries in places such as Portland, the Bay Area, or Paso Robles, they have become fairly common. Broc Cellars in Berkeley, California, is no different. Since moving from their old location in 2014, Broc now calls this imposing industrial monolith—an old ink factory—with its pleasingly proportioned but nondescript gabled facade home.
Copper Garrod Estate Vineyards (CGV) in Saratoga, CA
The Garrod family began involvement with California agriculture and open space in 1893, purchasing lands from the Mount Eden Orchard and Vineyard Company. The label recalls glorious apricot and prune blossoms which enhanced spring views from the hillside early in the previous century. Since 1972, aging orchards have been replaced with grapes which thrive in this microclimate.
So continues the agricultural tradition begun by R.V. Garrod, winemaker Bill Cooper and vineyard master Jan Garrod’s grandfather. Winemaker Emeritus George Cooper refined his craft by learning from his fellow vintners in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Burgundy, and Bordeaux. CGV in the hills of Saratoga, CA