Napa vino at vin48 in Avon
AVON, Colorado ” Vin48, restaurant and wine bar in Avon, Colorado, is hosting Napa Valley’s Diana Schweiger for its $25 wine tasting series, which continues Thursday. The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the wine bar’s balcony.-
Schweiger grew up in Sonoma County and remembers visiting her grandparents on the Spring Mountain property before there were vineyards, wineries and a lot of traffic on Spring Mountain Road. It was only in 1981, however, that the Schweigers planted their first vineyards; they picked their first grapes in 1984. For the first 10 years, the Schweiger family sold their fruit to-Cafaro Cellars, ZD,-Newton and Stags Leap Winery.
In 1994, Schweiger Vineyards became a bonded winery and the family began bottling wine under their own label.-In 2001 and 2002, construction was completed on the barrel cavern and then the fermentation room. With the increase in production, Schweiger came to work with the family in 2003 to help increase sales.
Today, Schweiger Vineyards includes 25 acres of Cabernet, four acres of Chardonnay, two acres of Merlot and micro blocks of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Sirah.
Schweiger Vineyards is located at an elevation of 2,000-feet, at the peak of the Mayacama mountain range, nestled into the heart of St. Helena in the Napa Valley, and is a part of the Spring Mountain District. These mountains are known for their big rich Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots. The Schweiger family is also successfully producing a Chardonnay from the grapes grown on their 35-acre estate.-
“This a great opportunity for people to experience the rich, powerful qualities of Spring Mountain fruit,” said Greg Eynon, owner and wine director of vin48.
For more information about this event, or to reserve a spot, call 970-748-WINE (9463) or visit http://www.vin48.com.
What: Wine tasting with Diana Schweiger of Schweiger Vineyards
When: 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday
Where: Vin48 Restaurant and Wine Bar, 48 E. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon
More information: Call 970-748-WINE (9463) or visit http://www.vin48.com