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Enjoy a day in Napa with celebrated boutique winemakers John Anthony Truchard and Rob Lloyd!

*SOLD OUT*Take advantage of the best that Northern California has to offer - soak in the Napa Valley sun while enjoying delicious boutique wines and artisan foods

Enjoy a day in Napa with celebrated boutique winemakers John Anthony Truchard and Rob Lloyd!
Saturday, July 17, 2010

If you have registered for this event and have not received the email message with the address for this event, please call Gabriela Sanchez at (650) 641-3161.

Boutique winery owner John Anthony Truchard has generously invited the Wharton Club to experience his acclaimed wines at his Napa Valley home. After nibbling on local fruits and artisan cheeses, we will enjoy a formal tasting of his wines, which consistently receive 90+ scores in wine journals such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. These wines have all been carefully paired with delicious foods designed to bring out the best of both flavors. We will also enjoy the company of Rob Lloyd, John Anthony’s winemaker, who will be serving his exclusive small production wine from his own label. This is a can’t miss experience for any wine and food lover! 

Tasting Menu:

John Anthony Vineyards - 2009 Carneros, Sauvignon Blanc, Church Vineyard
Phyllo Bundles filled with Spinach, Pine Nuts & Feta
Lloyd Cellars – 2008 Carneros, Chardonnay
Smoked Salmon on Brioche with Lemon Aioli
John Anthony Vineyards – 2007 Napa Valley, Syrah
Seared Duck Breast on Wild Rice Pancake
John Anthony Vineyards – 2007 Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon
Grilled Filet of Beef with Roma Tomato Salsa on a Potato Crisp
John Anthony Vineyards – 2006 Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville Vineyard
Cocktail Lamb Chops marinated in Pomegranate Juice, Soy Sauce and Balsamic Vinegar

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Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Winemaker John Anthony Truchard’s home.  Confirmed participants will receive event address after registration closes on July 12th.
Registration: WCNC members only: $45 per person. Non-member alumni and other guests of alumni: $65 per person. Registration closes at 4pm on July 12th.

About John Anthony Winery:

In the late 1800’s Jean Marie Truchard, the great grandfather of John Anthony Truchard, arrived in the US from France and purchased 500 acres in gold bullion in Texas with the idea of making wine to serve the local community of Cat Springs, TX.  The vineyards were planted and the winery was built but as the grapes began to ripen they rotted on the vine due to the humidity of the region.  For his generation and the next the Truchard family lived off the land raising cattle and farming.  Tony Truchard, the grandson of Jean Marie and the father of John Anthony, picked up where Jean Marie left off and through a twist of fate purchased property in Napa California in the early 1970’s.  John Anthony was raised in family tradition of farming and worked hand in hand with his father learning the wine business.  It was during this time where he learned to enjoy the hard work, dedication, and focus required to produce world class grapes that yield world class wines. In 1997 John Anthony Truchard began leasing and managing vineyard property with the idea of one day producing a small quantity of high end wines to share with friends and family.  The idea was simple – pick ideal climate and locations for the fruit, choose the best vine stock available, care and tend to each vines needs, work with the best winemaker you can find, and share the end result with those who will most appreciate it.  Fortunately his wife Michele shared his passion and together in 2003 they crushed what would become their first vintage of Cabernet and Syrah. The fruit that goes into the wines are sourced only from vineyards leased or managed by John Anthony Truchard.  This level of viticultural control is the foundation for the wines produced.


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