Vail Valley wine tasting series kicks off at vin48 |

Vail Valley wine tasting series kicks off at vin48

Vail Daily staff report
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – Avon restaurant and wine bar, vin48, is hosting Anderson Valley winemaker Douglas Stewart Wednesday night. The event kicks off the resturant’s summer tasting series. The event will take place Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the restaurant’s wine bar.

“We are very excited to be hosting one of California’s up-and-coming wineries from a cool climate region like Anderson Valley. The wine press has showered Breggo with rave reviews lately and it will be a treat to try such a wide range of Stewart’s wines,” said Greg Eynon, owner and wine director of vin48.

Every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., the restaurant will serve choice wines from visiting winemakers, importers and industry insiders, paired with chef/owner Charles Hays’ cuisine.

Stewart, Breggo’s co-proprietor and “apprentice” winemaker, grew up in Sonoma, Calif. He researched farmers in the Brazilian Amazon and eventually wrote a book about it, launched an Amazonian fruit sorbet company, then found himself running an ice cream factory in San Francisco when he really just wanted to be a farmer. By the age of 30, when Stewart started looking for land of his own, even the “marginal” farming lands of Sonoma – the valley’s hillsides and cool Carneros – had been converted to vineyards. He noticed that marginal lands seemed to produce the best wines, and went off in search of a place even more marginal and more affordable. He found it in Anderson Valley in California.

Breggo sits on 203 acres halfway between Boonville and Philo. About 30 percent of the property constitutes what winegrowers might call “usable” ground: islands of open grassy slopes, on reasonably stable clay-loam soils, with gentle southeastern exposures. The rest is wilderness.

For more information about the vin48 event, call 970-748- 9463 or visit

What: Wine tasting with winemaker Douglas Stewart of Breggo Cellars

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: vin48 Restaurant and Wine Bar, 48 E. Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon

Cost: $20, includes food and wine

More information: Call 970-748- 9463 or visit

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