Hugh Davies and Quinn Roberts
Hugh Davies and Quinn Roberts

Live Virtual Tasting with Vintner Hugh Davies with Quinn Roberts, Steve Dutton and Jessica Koga

Hugh Davies and Quinn Roberts
Thursday August 6, 2020 | 5:00pm – 5:30pm

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Hosted by Vintner Hugh Davies with special guests Quinn Roberts, Master Cooper at Tonnellerie Ô, Steve Dutton, Partner/Grower at Dutton Ranch, and Jessica Koga, Associate Winemaker at Schramsberg and Davies Vineyards.

The focus for this session will be a pre-release tasting from the 2018 vintage of four of our Davies Vineyards vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs, including our 2018 Ferrington Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 2018 Nobles Vineyard Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma, 2018 Three Amigos Vineyard Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Carneros and 2018 Perry Ranch Vineyard, Russian River Valley.

Wine Barrell being made in a cooperageAs a second-generation Master Cooper, Quinn Roberts, works closely with winemakers to develop their own barrel profiles. In the cooperage, he and his team of craftsmen build, toast and finish every barrel by hand.

Quinn Roberts is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality in every step of barrel production, and works closely with stave makers in France and the United States to ensure a consistent supply of the finest oak from the forests of France and America for Tonnellerie Ô. He works exclusively with family-owned stave makers who have sourced oak from these forests for generations.

There has never been a moment in Steve Dutton‘s  life when he wasn’t absolutely sure that he would always farm the first Chardonnay vineyard  his father planted in 1967 on his ranch in western Russian River Valley. Today, Steve is responsible for farming not only that original Chardonnay vineyard, but also over sixty additional plots of some of the finest and most coveted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations.

While Steve’s day is taken up mainly working with Dutton Ranch winery-clients and organizing the crews who work the family’s vineyards, he also works closely on the business of Dutton-Goldfield Winery. His role is managing the vineyards that go into the Dutton-Goldfield wines, as well as assisting with the management and marketing efforts of the winery.

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