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Lula Cellars of Mendocino to Participate in Anderson Valley Wine Association’s Alsace Wine Festival

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Lula Cellars Showcases 2013 Dry Gewurztraminer at Festival’s Grand Tasting Event Saturday, February 8; Hosts Open House at its Tasting Room on Sunday, February 9 

Lula CellarsPHILO, CA – (January 23, 2014) – Jeff Hansen, winemaker of Lula Cellars, located in Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, is pleased to announce the winery’s participation in the Anderson Valley Wine Association’s 9th Annual Alsace Wine Festival. Taking place on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Boonville Fairgrounds, the Alsace Wine Festival offers wine lovers and aficionados the opportunity to taste Alsace-styled wines from around the world with carefully selected foods that pair beautifully with these aromatic, delicate, white wines.

At the festival, Lula Cellars will be pouring its 2013 dry Gewurztraminer. This dry wine offers notes of exotic spices and florals on the nose, balanced with a crisp acidity and long finish. It will be paired with Tomales Bay oysters and Tart Flambé.

“We are very excited to be participating in the Grand Tasting at the festival,” said Hansen, winemaker for Lula Cellars. “Not only does our participation in the festival allow individuals to try one of our best wines, it allows us the opportunity to tell everyone about all the new and exciting things taking place at Lula – like our new wine tasting room and hospitality and events center opening later this spring.”

In addition participating in the Alsace Festival, Lula Cellars will be hosting an open house at its current tasting room on Sunday, February 9th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lula Cellars will be pouring its 2010 and 2011 Pinot Noir vintages, 2013 Gewurztraminer, and 2013 Rosato. Guests will also be able to nosh on homemade Pallea from Karina’s Catering – touted to be the best Pallea in Mendocino County!

Lula Cellars’ current tasting room is located at 8627 Hwy 128, in downtown Philo, between Libby’s Restaurant and Lemon’s Market.  Winter hours: Thursday thru Monday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment only on Tuesday & Wednesday. Please visit www.lulacellars.com for further information.

About Lula Cellars

Lula Cellars is the small production, ultra-premium label of winemaker and “Grand Fromage” Jeff Hansen, a twenty-eight year wine industry veteran who was previously winemaker and part owner of a well-respected winery in Napa. With a yearly case production of 2,500 cases, comprised of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Dry Gewurztraminer and Rosato (Rose of Pinot Noir), Lula Cellars produces wines entirely from vineyards in Mendocino County, California. Since 2010, Lula Cellars has built a reputation of integrity, positive customer relations and stellar wines. The goal of Lula Cellars is simple: to produce quality, world class wines and to offer them at prices that are reasonable, by selling directly to consumers (no distributors or retailers involved). Lula Cellars was named for Jeff’s maternal grandmother Lula, who was born in 1879 and lived to the age of 89. 

About Lula Cellars’ New Property

Lula Cellars’ new property, schedule to debut in Spring 2014, will boast a tasting room, an 8-acre foot pond framed by over-sized Adirondack chairs, 14 ready-to-plant acres (that will become 13 acres of Pinot Noir and 1 acre of Gewürztraminer), a small-production winemaking facility, a fully-appointed guest cottage, 1 acre of organic vegetable gardens (the produce of which is available for guests and local restaurants to purchase) and a 10,000 square foot “Events Area” for weddings and other private events.

The new hospitality center and pet-friendly tasting room will be located at 3101 Hwy 128 in Philo, next door to Handley Cellars, in the up-and-coming “Deep End” area of Anderson Valley. Private tours of the new property are available by appointment and can be scheduled by contacting the current Lula Cellars tasting room at 707-895-3737.

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