NZ Winemaker Road Trip and Record at Wrigley Field
We’ll be hitting the road at 8 am with our #ChiDistrict GM Yukon headed for Wrigley Field and a record setting day.
Sunday June 8th, 2014, Wrigley Field will have more winemakers in attendance than any other time in its 100 year history. Well, technically, they will be on a rooftop across the street at BrixNIvy, cheering on the Cubs. But we still think its a record that needs to be included in the 100 year anniversary of Wrigley Field. Don’t you agree?
One of the featured wines this weekend is Villa Maria and winemaker George Geris. Named the 2007 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, George Geris has gained a world-wide knowledge and skills for wine-making from Europe to South Africa to Oceania in order to produce some of the finest wines in the Hawkes Bay Region as the Chief Marlborough Winemaker at the Villa Maria vineyard. At a wine tasting and Masterclass hosted by Complexity New Zealand Fine Wine in Chicago on June 8 and 9, Wine Channel TV Host, Jessica Altieri will discuss with George one of Villa Maria’s top wines; their Hawkes Bay Reserve Cabernet Merlot. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels region of Hawkes Bay, this is one of the best regions to produce red wines in all of New Zealand. After a sip of the Reserve Cabernet Merlot, you will discover the wine’s deep and spicy notes of red plum and sweet black current (often referred to as cassis), thyme, cedar spices, and even roasted coffee beans. Despite the different and spicy notes, the Reserve Cabrenet Merlot is quite fine.