Saturday, July 28 at the Vineyard, 1-4pm
Los Angeles, CA – Fiddlehead Cellars will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on July 28th at their Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. The barn doors will open for Fiddle Fest 2.0 as guests are invited to taste through Fiddlehead’s history. Many older vintages of wine will be opened, including the prized Doyle Pinot Noir dating back to 2002.
Kathy started Fiddlehead Cellars 30 years ago when there were very few women who owned wineries and very few women winemakers. At the time, very few people were making high-end, quality Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc and Kathy focused her efforts on capturing the pure essence of these two distinguished grape varietals. She also began producing Ros<span “Times New “; mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US; “>é
in 2004, before it was trendy, and is now leading the way on growing cool climate Grüner Veltliner.
“30 years is a long haul in today’s competitive environment. I remain true to my quest to master place-driven wines with elegance. And I am one of the few who relishes at showing off, without goofy attitude, years of vintages with bottle age. Please come experience and taste the place,” expressed Kathy Joseph.
Kathy was drawn to Santa Barbara County, as well as the Willamette Valley, well before the sub-appellations came into play. Her quest was simple. Besides a lesser important desire to satisfy her own palate, her intent was to incorporate European beauty into these domestically grown varietals by working with grapes grown in the right place and wines managed with respect in the cellar. Her estate vineyard, Fiddlestix, is located in a narrow slot of cool climate Santa Rita Hills AVA at mile marker 7.28 on Santa Rosa Road. It is a gorgeous piece of Pinot Noir paradise and is touted as one of the best in the Sta. Rita Hills. One of the Pinot Noirs produced by Fiddlehead Cellars, “Seven Twenty Eight” is named after the mile marker.
To celebrate Fiddlehead Cellar’s 30th Anniversary, Kathy is opening the Fiddlestix barn doors to Drink ‘728’ on 7/28 at 7.28. The event will mark the 6th Annual “Drink 728 on 7/28” but this year guests can taste the wine in the place where it is grown. Extensive verticals of all Fiddlehead wines will be available to taste.
For more information about Fiddle Fest 2.0, contact Kathy Joseph at [email protected].
About Fiddlehead Cellars
Fiddlehead Cellars, established in 1989, is located in the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Producing age-worthy wines of texture, elegance and expression of place, Fiddlehead Cellars produces Pinot Noir, Grüner Veltliner and Sauvignon Blanc. Fiddlehead Cellars produces 5000 cases of wine annually.