WINO
WINE INVESTIGATION FOR NOVICES & OENOPHILES (WINO)
Santa Clara Valley Chapter, a nonprofit unincorporated association,since 1976
Bruce, Regional Director, july2017@ClubWINO.org www.ClubWINO.org
792 Montrose Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4720, (650)424-WINE (9463)
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Steele Winery www.SteeleWines.com

Jed worked as a cellar rat for Stony Hill Winery in Napa Valley in 1968, and then went on to earn his MS in

enology from U.C. Davis in 1974. From 1974 through 1982 he was the winemaker and vineyard manager at

Edmeades Winery in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. He went on to become head winemaker at

Kendall-Jackson Winery taking them from 35,000 cases to 1 million cases in 9 vintages. He then decided to start

his own brand in 1991.

Steele Wines was born in Lower Lake in California’s Lake County. Jed expanded the business, bought Mt. Konocti

Winery in Kelseyville, and moved production to that facility in 1996. Jed’s vision had always been to make a

number of different varietal wines in small lots, using minimally invasive winemaking techniques and allowing the

vineyard and grape variety to dictate style. Our Speaker tonight: a 15 year veteran of the wine industry, Drew

Procaccini originally hails from Charlotte, NC and has worked as a sommelier, a retailer and as a distributor. He

currently manages 11 states for Steele Wines and most importantly is a brand new dad to a beautiful baby girl.

WINES: 16 Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County  16 Shooting Star Chardonnay, Lake County

15 Steele Durell Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros     14 Steele Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barb Co.

14 Steele Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir, Carneros          13 Writer’s Block Syrah, Lake County

15 Writer’s Block Cabernet Franc, Lake County                  15 Steele Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills, Lake Co.

12 Steele Stymie Merlot

WHEN: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 5:00pm sharp

WHERE: VIVA, Los Gatos Neighborhood Eatery - 15970 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos 95032 (408)356-4902

Please have a designated driver. We must be responsible for ourselves and the Safety of others.

Directions: From Hwy 17 & Lark Ave, go South and turn right onto Los Gatos Blvd.

Continue almost a mile and turn left before Blossom Hill into the parking lot with that ending at their front door.

DINNER: Your Choice:

Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak, slices of roasted top sirloin, mashed potatoes, lemon spinach, red wine demiglaze

Fresh Grilled Moroccan Salmon, Saffron couscous, lemon, fennel seed, carrots tagine, mediterranean bbq sauce

Baked Penne Pasta & Chicken, Italian sausage, mushrooms, arugula, mozzarella, tomato cream caesar salad,

 hearts of romaine, croutons, grana padano cheese, Viva caesar dressing, bread, coffee, and dessert Chocolate Torte-

Flourless chocolate cake, vanilla gelato, raspberry & chocolate sauces. Open Seating. Turn cell phones off, and

because with wine the nose is so important, please no fragrances. The first 80, to sign up, will be seated in the

Banquet Room, an additional twenty can sit in the patio.

COST: WINO members $60 per person. Guests (prospective members) $70 ea. Members may bring guest at

member price. Non-members may attend their first event at member price. This event is only for ages, 21 and

older, no pets. Please make checks out to WINO and mail to the above address. If your payment won`t be

received by Wednesday Sept 13th, 3:30pm, then please call or email to let Bruce know. In the case of

you don`t show, you still must pay, because I still have to pay for the meals & wine ordered. You will not be

contacted unless a sellout precludes receipt of your check. There will be no refunds after the above date, unless

your place can be filled.

Thank You: The 35th Annual BBQ with wineries of the Santa Cruz Mtn’s at Nonno’s Italian in the Redwood

Estates, was a beautiful eve. Thank You to Downhill, Hallcrest, Kathryn Kennedy, Muccigrosso, Naumann, The

Organic Wine Works, and Vino de Nonno’s. With 27 WINO’s attending, we’ll be picking up 18.5 cases for $3879.

Membership: Make membership payments to WINO, per mailing address & mail to the above address.

$24/yr, $46/2yrs. Sign up for these email notification at the bottom of www.clubwino.org/santaclara.html

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WINO members $60ea, and guests are $70 per person.

Entree Choices: {Top Sirloin, (a)rare (b)med rare (c)med (d) well} 2) Salmon, 3) Penne Pasta & Chicken

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