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Laurel Glen – Cabernet, Sonoma Style

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Laurel Glen Vineyard, a thousand feet up the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, was well known as an excellent site for Cabernet Sauvignon even before the 1st vintage of Laurel Glen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1981. But it was the 16 acre vineyard developed in the 1970’s by Sonoma wine pioneer Patrick Campbell that really put it on the map.

Finally, after 30 vintages, Patrick Campbell sold the vineyard and winery to a group of wine lovers, led by wine industry veteran Bettina Sichel. Bettina had helped launch Quintessa and went on to develop its reputation and profile distribution over the next decade as director of sales and marketing. The daughter of Peter M.F. Sichel, the man responsible for making Blue Nun a household name in America, she is the fifth generation of the Sichel family to work in the wine business. The new Laurel Glen team includes viticulturalist Phil Coturri, winemaker Randall Watkins and renowned vintner David Ramey.

Join us as we talk with Bettina about what it takes (besides money) to take over an established winery and vineyard, and continue to steer it in all the right directions.

For more info: Laurel Glen Vineyard: www.laurelglen.com

Sponsor: The Wine Club, Fine Wine Merchants: www.thewineclub.com

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