Robert Biale Vineyards is announcing its Fall Wines Celebration to be held August 25th, 1 – 4 p.m., at the Biale winery in Napa.
Open to both wine club members and the wine-loving public, Biale founders Dave Pramuk and Bob Biale will welcome fans of their Zinfandels and Petite Sirahs – small production, cult-like red wines that are widely considered benchmarks of their categories.
Featured rare 2016 vintage Zinfandels available for tasting and purchase will be Aldo’s Vineyard, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Stagecoach Vineyard, Grande Vineyard, and Pagani Vineyard. Biale’s most famous Zinfandel, Black Chicken, will also be available for tasting and purchase. The winery will also be pouring samples of its 2016 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah and 2015 Like Father Like Son Petite Sirah/Syrah blend.
Napa-raised locals Dave Pramuk and Bob Biale are lifelong neighbors, schoolmates, friends, and business partners. They established their winery in 1991 to produce a Zinfandel from the Biale family estate vineyards and to specialize in California’s heritage vineyards and wines – Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The winery sources grapes from their Napa estate vineyards as well as historic family-owned vineyards from across Napa and Sonoma Valleys – some dating to the 1880’s. A total of 20 wines are produced under the direction of Napa-native winemaker (and musician) Tres Goetting
It all started in the 1940’s when patriarch Aldo Biale as a teenager started selling bootleg jugs of Zinfandel around Napa using the code-name “Black Chicken” over his home phone which was the old “party line” service.
At the Biale winery – which sits among the vineyards of Napa Valley’s scenic Oak Knoll District- visitors can enjoy in addition to the wines – sweeping views of Napa Valley and internationally-inspired paired foods by chef Amy Troutner, as well as live music by local artists.
Admissions require reservations in advance: $55 per person, and $40 for club members. The “horizontal tasting” and discussion pre-event is sold out.
For reservations call the winery, (707) 257-7555 or email at [email protected].