Watch a global tasting and conversation about sustainable practices in the wine industry with winery principals from three continents. We begin our tasting in California’s Russian River Valley with Joy Sterling and Sofian Himeur of Iron Horse Vineyards presenting their Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, in partnership with National Geographic, to help restore the ocean's health and abundance. Next, we’re tasting Pinot Noir from New Zealand and hear about emission reduction and the great land care at Zealand’s Estate from famed winemaker Natalia Christensen of Yealands. We conclude with Robert Eden of Chateau Maris presenting his Syrah/Grenache blend from Minervois La Liviniere in the south of France. Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast have all named Château Maris one of the most environmentally friendly wineries in the world and was the first European vineyard to obtain “B Corporation” certification.
- Joy Sterling, CEO, Iron Horse Vineyards
- Sofian Himeur, Winemaker, Iron Horse Vineyards
- Natalie Christensen, Chief Winemaker Yealands
- Robert Eden, Co-owner & Winemaker, Château Maris
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Tasting Set Includes:
- Iron Horse Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Ocean Reserve is a special, limited edition, vintage Blanc de Blancs, created in partnership with National Geographic. Iron Horse gives $4 a bottle to National Geographic’s Ocean Initiative, establishing marine protected areas and supporting sustainable fishing practices around the globe. We picked the ocean as our focus because the Pacific is the engine of our micro climate. By nose, orange zest, Tahitian lime and minerality. By mouth, lime, tangerine and creamy richness on the finish.
- Yealands Pinot Noir
Lifted fruit flavors in the berry spectrum balanced with earthy savory notes, vibrancy, purity and structure.
- Chateau Maris La Touge
Spicy dark fruits, ground pepper, wild herbs, and hints of olive to go with a medium bodied, rich palate feel. Perfect with ribs, filets, roasted vegetable or fresh goat cheese. Blend: 60% Syrah , 40% Grenache.
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