Posted on March 22nd, 2010
We don’t get nearly enough good Napa Valley or Californian wine here, yet it remains one of the great wine producing regions in the world, both for its geography and technical ability.
Bruce Cakebread, President and COO of Cakebread Cellars was in Dublin’s Ely CHQ last week. He took time out to talk about the geography and terroir of Napa Valley, it’s AVAs (equivalent to AOC/DOCs) and the Cakebread Cellars winemaking philosophy.
Below, four videos from a chat I had with Bruce.
1. Making wine in Napa Valley
Video about the Napa Valley region and some winemaking techniques there.
2. Four wines from Cakebread Cellars
Bruce talks about his Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and two Cabernet Sauvignons.
3. Napa Valley Vinters
The organisation which represents the many small and medium wine producers in the valley and some of the work they do outside winemaking.
4. Wine, food and the American Harvest Workshops
Ryan Stringer, chef at Ely attended the American Harvest Workshop. In this video, Bruce talks about this unique event bringing together the best in food and wine.
Once you’ve had the chance to watch all four videos, leave a comment below with your favorite food and wine match and you’re in with a chance to win a copy of The Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cookbook: Wine and Recipes to Celebrate Every Season’s Harvest signed by Bruce Cakebread (Ireland only).