Opulence and elegance born from Sebastiani family owned Watmaugh Ranch
Sonoma, California — June 6, 2017 — Don Sebastiani & Sons, the Sonoma-based, family-owned producer of award-winning wines, spirits, and food products, today introduces its 2015 Don & Sons “Watmaugh Ranch” Chardonnay, a single-vineyard wine from the Sonoma Valley AVA.
This 100% Chardonnay is made from the Hyde-Wente clone—native to Sonoma—and offers aromas of toasted French baguette, blanched almond and Asian pear with flavors of vanilla pie crust, flaky pastry, and hints of hazelnut. The winemaking process included malolactic fermentation and “batonnage” (hand-stirring the wine on its lees), which together yield a silky mid-palate with a refreshing minerality and creamy texture.
Watmaugh Ranch, owned by the Sebastiani family for over forty years is located in the cool, breezy, southernmost part of Sonoma valley bordering Carneros, nestled neatly between two mountain ranges: the Mayacamas Mountains to the east, and the Sonoma Mountains to the west.
“Three generations of our family have made wine from grapes grown on Watmaugh Ranch, and it continues to be a standout among all the Chardonnays we produce,” said Donny Sebastiani, President and CEO of Don Sebastiani & Sons, and a member of the family’s fourth generation of Sonoma County winemakers. “Our goal is to produce wines that make everyday moments memorable, and this Chardonnay more than fulfills that vision.”
A similarly sourced bottling of the winery’s prized Watmaugh Ranch Chardonnay, combining fruit from different lots to express unique characteristics of the soil, recently earned high acclaim at the Sonoma County Vintners Barrel Auction.
At a suggested retail price of $49.99, the 2015 Watmaugh Ranch Chardonnay is available at fine wine retailers and select restaurants nationwide and fits comfortably within the Sebastiani family’s vision of creating “Happy Hour at Home” opportunities. Recently, Don Sebastiani & Sons has introduced product lines complementary to its core wine portfolio, including premium, seasoned nuts; organic, flavored sparkling water; and three 100% Blue Weber agave Tequilas grown and hand-made in Jalisco, Mexico.
About Don Sebastiani & Sons:
Don Sebastiani & Sons is a family-owned company rooted in the Sonoma Valley, with a winery in the Napa Valley. Since 1904, the family’s adventures have often included making and marketing products complementary to wine, and today, products range from wine to water and tequila, to pistachios, almonds, and cashews, all sourced from premier growing regions throughout the world–natural, healthy beverages and foods to complement life’s special occasions and celebrations with family and friends. The company was recently named one of the Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal for the fourth consecutive year.
Today, fourth-generation proprietor Donny Sebastiani is expanding his family’s vision to include other aspects of the “Mediterranean Diet” to create a “Happy Hour At Home”, with such products as:
- Small-lot, single-vineyard wines from Sonoma. Including Chardonnay grown on Donny Sebastiani’s home ranch.
- Premium, seasoned almonds, pistachios and cashews called U Gottabee Nutz.
- Organic flavored sparkling water: AquaJava, AquaKola and AquaMocha.
- Craft 100% Blue Weber agave Tequilas grown and hand-made in Jalisco, Mexico: Contigo Plata, El Fumador Reposado, and El Macho Añejo.
For more information about the company, visit http://donsebastianiandsons.