Odette Estate receives certified LEED status
The Odette Estate Winery in Napa’s famed Stags Leap District has been certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold business by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The designation is the second for its owner, The PlumpJack Group, as its CADE Estate Winery was the first winery in the Napa Valley to get that status for its entire property, including the hospitality building, caves and production facility.
The estate has an 8,500-square-foot planted living roof along with 2,500 square feet of solar panels, which generates 30,000 kilowatts of solar power per year. Other features include polycarbonate paneling to create light without the use of energy; and shipping containers that have been recycled into the winemaker’s office and laboratory, an employee break room and restrooms.
Santa Rosa winery unveils Game of Thrones wine
Vintage Wine Estates of Santa Rosa has released wines under a new Game of Thrones label inspired by the HBO fantasy drama.
The company has partnered with HBO Global Licensing to create a chardonnay, a red blend and a cabernet sauvignon.
Bob Cabral, a partner at Three Sticks Winery in Sonoma and former winemaker at Williams Selyem Winery in Healdsburg, is winemaker for the project.
“I’m a huge ‘Game of Thrones’ fan, and these wines capture the complexity of the drama,” said Cabral in a statement. “But the wines also have great pedigree. We source grapes from premier vineyard sites and use the finest winemaking techniques to create wines of incredible richness and texture.”
The chardonnay and red blend was available for sale on March 13 at $20 per bottle. The cabernet sauvignon will be available on March 20 at $50 at the website gameofthroneswines.com.
The wines will be available in nationwide stores in April.
Wine hospitality conference to be held in St. Helena
The Wine Country Hospitality Symposium will be held April 11 at the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena.
The event will feature breakout sessions that include current technology trends, food safety and the evolution of digital marketing.
The cost for the symposium is $99 until April 1 and $125 per attendee after that deadline.
For more information visit winecountryhospitality.com.
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