THE NAPLES WINTER WINE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES RARE VERTICAL OF DROUHIN WINES AT HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VINTAGE CELLAR EVENT
Vintage Cellar Tasting Seminar & Luncheon hosted by Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon along with winemaker and guiding palate Véronique Drouhin-Boss and wine critic Lisa Perrotti-Brown will kick off three days of rare wines
The Naples Winter Wine Festival is honored to welcome two of the world’s most legendary estates, Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon, for its 2019 Vintage Cellar event. The intimate tasting seminar and luncheon is set to take place on January 24th, 2019 at 9:30 am at the Bay Colony Golf Club and will be led by winemaker and guiding palate Véronique Drouhin-Boss, with special guest moderator Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW.
To kick off the 19th Festival, guests of the Vintage Cellar will be transported to Burgundy with an exclusive tasting of carefully curated vintages from Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon by Véronique Drouhin-Boss. The vertical tasting will feature 1986, 2000, 2010, 2014 and 2016 vintages of Maison Joseph Drouhin’s Chardonnay and Beaune Clos des Mouches as well as 1990, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2015 Clos de Vougeot vintages.
Guests are then invited to a luncheon after the tasting seminar, where they will sip on wines from both Burgundy and Oregon, including a 2013 Puligny-Montrachet, 2014 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Cuvée Laurène and 2009 Maison Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanée Petits Monts. Tickets to the Vintage Cellar Luncheon are separate from NWWF ticket packages and are currently available at $2,500 per person.
“The Naples Winter Wine Festival is one of the most highly regarded wine festivals in the world and we’re honored to have been selected to headline this year’s Vintage Cellar Tasting & Luncheon,” said Véronique Drouhin-Boss, great-granddaughter of Joseph Drouhin. “Every year the Festival draws the most revered winemakers and wine enthusiasts around the world, and we’re excited to open some of the estates’ rarest and most prestigious vintages for this highly anticipated event.”
“There’s no better way to kick off one of the most exciting weekends of the year than with an once-in-a-lifetime tasting of vintages from two of the most iconic estates,” said Brian Brady, Festival Co-Chair. “We are thrilled that Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon will be sharing some of their most sought after vintages with us for what is bound to be another unforgettable year!”
“I am delighted to be moderating this year’s Vintage Cellar tasting seminar at the 2019 Naples Winter Wine Festival,” said Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, renowned wine critic for Robert Parker Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com. “The annual Festival brings together the best wines and winemakers in the world and I’m looking forward to bringing guests of the Vintage Cellar along on a tasting for the books.”