What better way to celebrate Pride month and the sweltering summer in the Bay Area than with crisp and refreshing wine from a gay-owned Napa winery?
Gentleman Farmer Wines is a queer boutique winery that excels in crafting impeccable old-world-inspired wines that are equally elegant and sustainable.
As officially certified LGBTBE by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, master vinter Joe Wolosz prides himself on producing only the highest quality of wines along with partner and husband Jeff Durham.
Gentleman Farmer is also dedicated to elevating the human aspect and nature's significance to their winemaking in an increasingly digital era, believing that the artful craft beautifully lies at the delicately balanced intersection of nature and culture.
For Pride month specifically, they are generously donating 10% of all proceeds made from their premiere Almanac Cabernet bottling towards the It Gets Better Project.
This amazing non-profit is passionately devoted to globally uplifting, empowering, and providing LGBTQ+ youth with resources to connect through storytelling.
For Gentleman Farmer's latest releases,they are proudly showcasing their exquisite 2018 Gentleman Farmer Napa Valley Almanac Cabernet Sauvignon, with deeply rich black cherry, balsamic, clove, and vanilla aromatics and medium-bodied cracked black pepper and cocoa background notes.
The softly fine tannins in this complex wine, sourced directly from Oak Knoll District's Red Hen Vineyard, lends itself to naturally contributing an overall juicy and quenching finish.
They also hace their unmissable 2020 Gentleman Farmer Napa Valley Chardonnay, which has a brighter zing of crisp green apple, subtle pineapple, and Meyer lemon. This choice sourced from the notoriously sustainable Muir-Hanna vineyard is also further refined with the creamiest vanilla and roasted Italian meringue mouthfeel.
Lastly, you will not be able to resist their most recent 2021 Gentleman Farmer Napa Valley Rosé, which is a posh and playful blend of watermelon, white strawberries, and white peach flavors. The lingering grapefruit pith bitterness marries effortlessly with this dry wine's otherwise juicy acidity.
Along with Jeff and Joe's completely homemade provisions of pancetta, mustard, prosciutto, souffle, and much more, their wines are irresistable and deliver the perfect summer experience on their Napa Valley property. This swanky, environmentally-conscious winery is truly the best way to both savor the leisurely long nights and honor the achievements of Pride!
You can see their full inventory and charmingly heartwarming story here.
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