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A7 APRIL 28-29TH, 2017

Halter Ranch Vineyards & Winery
8910 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446 map
Fri. April 28th & Sat. April 29th, 2017


A7 will host an intimate, educational, invitation-only gathering of Rhône-style producers & growers this year April 28-29th at Halter Ranch in Paso Robles, CA. Official program to be announced soon. Lineup includes:

  • Philippe Cambie the “God of Grenache” according to Robert Parker
  • Puech-Haut (Languedoc)-“Easily one of the top estates in the Languedoc (if not southern France)” (Jeb Dunnuck)
  • Domaine des Bosquets (Gigondas)- Stunning wines from Gigondas. WA gave their 2015 top cuvees- 95-99pts. Family also owns Vaudieu in Chateauneuf du Pape.
  • Font du Loup (Chateauneuf du Pape)- Amazing vertical of Puy Rolland 100% old vine grenache.
  • Lorgeril– 9th generation winemakers spanning 6 family estates. Very well known in France, virtually unknown in USA. Have an estate, “Little Versailles of Languedoc” built for King Louis the 13th.
  • Viticulture Seminar- Michael Larner (Larner Vineyard)

Friday April 28th

10 am – 4:00 pm: Seminars at Halter Ranch | map
7pm: Dinner/ After Party: Terry Hoage- TH Estate Wines | map
* Bring wines to share that inspire you

Saturday, April 29th, 10am- 4pm

10 am – 4:00 pm: Seminars at Halter Ranch | map
7pm Dinner/ After Party at Herman Story | map
* Bring wines to share that inspire you

Please remember that space is extremely limited and each invitee is allotted 3 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. The list is invite only for wine producers, viticulturists, and industry professionals. Please do not tell other people about the event. The best way to ensure your space at this event is to purchase tickets early; every year it sells out. 

Thank you for your continued support of A7. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about the upcoming event. See you in Paso soon!

Sasha Verhage
(415) 515-7227
Anthony Yount
Jordan Fiorentini

2015 : The vintages in « 5″ that often bring luck.

- The vintages in « 5″ that often bring luck.
- 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2015 – are carriers of successes in the Rhone Valley,
-. It must be said that 2015 has Trump argue, with almost optimal climatic conditions for each season! Thus, the winter is rainy, allowing the vines to build good water reserves. the year was the warmest and sunniest throughout our territory since the beginning of meteorological statistics. Sunniest so that 1947 or 1921. Spring is relatively late with 3 weeks late compared to 2014. But the good weather sets in gradually and flowering takes place in excellent conditions: the output of grapes is simply exceptional. Then the summer comes quickly, the months of June, July and August are extremely hot. one can not speak of heat, because the nights are cool. The temperature ranges are very high, which promotes the presence of tannins and color. No disease pressure, the vineyard and the winemaker breathe freely. Everything is in good shape before starting the harvest!img_7266
- The Syrah are exceptional in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but the Grenache and Mourvèdre gave the feeling of being blocked by the heat wave. They were released after the September 22-23, in the final great wines with great elegance, both on the sands on clays, a beautiful millesime that gives pleasure.img_7332

2016 à Châteauneuf du pape, peut t’on parler de millésime du siècle

img_4568L’été a été chaud et sec, nous avons eu très peut de précipitation, mais le climat a été assez favorable des jours très chaud, mais surtout des nuits fraiche.

Un état sanitaire exceptionnel, quelques rare cas d’oïdium tardif et une quatrième génération de vers un peut agressive. A part cela pratiquement pas de tris et une qualité exceptionnelle de la vendange.

Des quantités extraordinaires et record d’anthocyanes et de poly phénol sur syrah, grenache et mourvèdre.

img_4446D’après les anciens le millésime ressemble a 1990 !!! Mythique !

Nous allons avoir des vins rouge riches, colorées tailler pour la grande garde, et des blanc plein de suavité, des roussane et clairettes exceptionnelles.

Pour moi un de mes meilleurs millésimes vinifier ! Avec une bonne réponse de tout type de sols, le grand millésime du grenache !!!

Des vins de grande puissance sur la Crau, des vins avec énormément de finesse et de classe sur les sables, des vins riche et solaire sur les quartiers du sud !!! Rien ne manque.

Une grande homogénéité qualitative de l’appellation, avec un volume de récolte dans l’ensemble assez généreuse.

Un millésime qui devrait plaire à la presse et consommateur Anglos saxon