Monday, May 23, 2016

Wine and BBQ with Val Haraszthy

Join us for the great tasting tomorrow night from 5-7pm

The St. Louis Blues game starts at 7pm.
Go Blues!!!

If you are heading down to the game, come to our 
Forsyth location on your way down.  
We have a metrolink stop in our parking lot.
Get off at the Clayton-Forsyth exit.

Come try some great stuff - it will be our mini Blues rally
BBQ from Adam's Smokehouse

Wine and BBQ with 
Val Haraszthy
He is on his Jeep and BBQ tour. 

Open house event - invite your friends.
Reservations are not required, but let us know you are coming on facebook - click here

Tomorrow - Monday, May 23rd from 5-7
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO, 63105

Taste these award winning wines...
  • Haraszthy Beartage Red
  • Haraszthy Sauvignon Blanc
  • Haraszthy Zinfandel
Vallejo "Val" Haraszth will be on hand to sign autographs. We will have some BBQ pork loin. 

Also taste

  • Hendricks Gin
  • Milagro Tequila
  • Founders KBS 
  • Founders Rubaeus
  • 4 Hands Prussia
  • 4 Hands City Wide
  • Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion
  • Firestone Walker Parabola (just 1 bottle to taste)
Just added
4 Hands Hatch - Hatch is a kiwi-tangerine sour that we brewed in collaboration with Destihl Brewery.
Plus 4 Hands Tropical IPA

Vallejo "Val" Haraszth
Val's story is pretty unique in the wine business and began six generations ago in Sonoma, CA. Val's two great-great grandfathers are well-known California pioneers and historic Sonoma legends. Mexican General Mariano Vallejo founded Sonoma in 1835 and made wine in the army barracks still located on Sonoma's town square. He was forced at gunpoint to relinquish California to the Bear Flaggers — a self proclaimed and rather nasty group who declared California a republic for themselves on June 14, 1846, the precursor to California of cial statehood 25 days later.

Vallejo (Val) Haraszthy established Haraszthy Family Cellars in 2006. Three distinct
separate wines are produced from grapes grown in Sonoma Valley, Lodi, and Amador
County – the three most preeminent California Zinfandel appellations.

Val’s great-great grandfathers were Mariano Vallejo, who founded Sonoma in 1835, and
Agoston Haraszthy, who is often referred to as “the father of California viticulture.”

Mariano Vallejo was the last of the Mexican governors of Alta (northern) California and
a winemaker in his own right. On June 14, 1846, Vallejo was unceremoniously captured
and arrested at his home by a group of Sonoma settlers intent on seizing the territory for
themselves. Lucky to escape with his life, the group took him prisoner, lowered the
Mexican flag and fashioned their own flag depicting a grizzly bear and a star
commemorating Texas. The uprising subsequently became known as “the bear flag
incident.” The bear on the wine label commemorates this historic California event.

Agoston Haraszthy was a Hungarian immigrant who came to America in the early
1840’s. Apart from his pioneer efforts to establish a world-class wine industry in
California, he holds other important distinctions: he was the first Hungarian to
permanently settle in the United States, founder of one of the earliest towns in Wisconsin,
owner and operator of the first steam boat to engage in regularly scheduled traffic on the
upper Mississippi and founder of California’s first commercial winery. Agoston is
responsible for bringing the first European grapes (vitis vinifera) to California in 1861
and distributing them to local farmers in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.

The Haraszthy family has lived in Sonoma Valley continuously for six generations. Val
is the winemaker and owner of Haraszthy Family Cellars, which produces approximately eight thousand cases of wine annually.

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