Twomey Cellars, a part of the Silver Oak family is hosting their Spring Release Party on Saturday, May 10th from noon to 4:00 p.m... Guests are welcome to visit their tasting rooms and sample the newest Twomey releases, which will be paired with a variety of wood oven pizzas made by winery chef, Dominic Orisini.
The wines being released at the event are the 2012 Twomey Russian River Pinot Noir, the 2012 Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and the 2013 Twomey Estate Sauvignon Blanc.
Twomey Cellars was founded by Ray Twomey Duncan and his four sons of Silver Oak Cellars when they wanted to expand to other varietals besides the Cabernet Sauvignon made famous at Silver Oak. In 1999 they purchased Soda Canyon Ranch in southeastern Napa Valley with the intention of planting more Cabernet Sauvignon. But they discovered that the Merlot grapes already growing there were of top quality. Their winemaker, Daniel Baron, had developed a passion for Merlot in his years in the Bordeaux region of France working in wineries in Pomerol and St. Emilion. This opportunity with the Soda Canyon Ranch Merlot grapes would give Daniel the opportunity to produce Merlot of the same quality he experienced in France.
Using Ray’s middle name (his mother’s maiden name); the Duncans formed Twomey Cellars in 2003, moving to its current home in Calistoga. As Twomey Cellars grew, additional varietals were added including Pinot Noir from the West Pin Vineyard in Russian River Valley. They now have four Pinot Noirs from Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Anderson Valley and Santa Barbara County. The Pinot Noir program is located in their Healdsburg winery along West River Road and is run by winemaker Ben Cane who joined the team in 2007. He has a passion for Pinot Noir and he crafts his wines to express the different terroir of the various appellations.
Thus, just as Ray did with his Cabernet Sauvignon wineries in Alexander Valley and Napa Valley, Twomey Cellars has two different wineries that specialize in the varietals of their area. The Healdsburg winery specializes in Pinot Noir, while the Calistoga winery focuses on Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Release Party will be held at both the Calistoga and Healdsburg locations:
1183 Dunaweal Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
3000 Westside Rd,
Healdsburg, CA 95448
For more information: Twomey Cellars website