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03/27 WES HAGEN, J. WILKES WINES, DOUG MINNICK, THE GARAGISTE FESTIVAL
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WES HAGEN - CONSULTING WINEMAKER, BRAND AMBASSADOR, J. WILKES WINES Jeff was committed to promoting the Santa Maria Valley; a place he considered home and cared about deeply. By offering a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc under the J. Wilkes imprimatur of quality, we hope to introduce a new generation of wine drinkers to wines of typicity from a venerated appellation. We hope these wines serve not only as ambassadors of an iconic growing region, but also as an introduction to three varietals that merit much pursuit and discovery. The J. Wilkes brand was established in 2001 by Jefferson Wilkes, a widely respected wine industry veteran who loved the community of Santa Maria and sailing the Pacific Coast. Since Jeff’s passing, the J. Wilkes brand has carried forth with a simple mission: to deliver wines of varietal character, at affordable prices, that highlight the virtues of the Santa Maria Valley appellation. ABOUT WES: Wes worked as Vineyard Manager and Winemaker at Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines in the Sta. Rita Hills for 21 years and is considered an industry leader in Santa Barbara Wine, having served for more than a decade on the Board of Directors for both Santa Barbara County Vintners and Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance. Wes is an accomplished wine writer, researcher and lecturer; He has written for the L.A Times Magazine, Sommelier Journal, Burgundy Report and has appeared and been featured / quoted numerous times in the Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. Wes researched, wrote and had approved the last three AVA’s in Santa Barbara County: Sta. Rita Hills, Happy Canyon and Ballard Canyon. Wes taught the Food and Wine Pairing program at Allan Hancock College for four years and has lectured on the History of Wine and Santa Barbara Wine at Cornell University, Caltech and many, many other prestigious institutions. His most recent achievement is having been nominated for a TED-talk on the History of Wine. Wes has an active and impressive social media following on Facebook (Wes Hagen), Twitter, Instagram and Delectable (@weshagen). JWILKES.COM DOUG MINNICK, WINEMAKER & CO-FOUNDER/FESTIVAL DIRECTOR THE GARAGISTE FESTIVAL 5TH ANNUAL GARAGISTE FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE ARTISAN WINEMAKER SOUTHERN EXPOSURE MARCH 31-APRIL 2 2017 ~ SOLVANG, CA ABOUT THE GARAGISTE WINE FESTIVALS: The Garagiste Wine Festivals (http://www.garagistefestival.com) are the first and only wine festivals dedicated to the un