Have been slow to post this, a formal announcement of our relationship with Devoto Gardens is here!
San Francisco, CA (1888PressRelease) August 25, 2009 – Wait Cellars announced today that it will produce a new wine from Pinot Noir grapes purchased from Devoto Garden Vineyards of Sebastopol, California, located in the acclaimed Green Valley appellation.
“We’ve been looking for premium, cooler Russian River Pinot [Noir] from a small, careful grower, and I think we’ve found it here at Devoto Gardens,” said Wait Cellars’ founder Bob Wait. “Stan [Devoto] has been farming this ridge for 30 years. It’s beautiful soil, a fine expression of Green Valley. He takes a sustainable, low-impact approach, and I think that’s coming through in lean, concentrated berries. I’m very excited about this fruit.”
The Green Valley AVA is one of the smallest appellations in Sonoma County. The fog and soil give a distinctive nuance to Green Valley wines. Green Valley Pinot Noirs are especially prized. For more information, visit http://www.greenvalley-russianriver.com.
Devoto Gardens produces primarily heirloom apples and cut flowers, but recently turned over several acres to Pinot Noir. The Wait Cellars Devoto Garden Pinot Noir will be the first commercially produced wine from their planting of the 828 Dijon clone. For more information, visit www.devotogardens.com.
Wait Cellars has been producing small amounts of premium Pinot Noir from the Russian River area since 2004 for the local San Francisco market. For more information, visit www.waitcellars.com.