Winery Stef – Top Notch Artisanal Wines

Winery Stef – Top Notch Artisanal Wines

A French Winemaker in love with Zinfandel

Type Virtual Tasting
Virtual platform
Tags award-winning / california / sonoma / zinfandel
  • Live Online Broadcast 06 Mar, 6:30 - 7:30 pm


Join us for a FREE special virtual tasting with Winery Stef, a California producer that makes Zinfandel from the Buchignani vineyard grapes in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. Buchignani is a heritage vineyard planted in 1880 and is still 80 years old on average. It has been organically dry-farmed by the same family since then. The winery handcrafts its wines in a small artisanal winery in Kenwood, Sonoma Valley. The Zinfandel aged in the cave for two years in neutral French and American barrels before bottling. In this virtual session, we will meet the founder, while tasting 4 selections and getting the background on the grapes, the winery, and the wines.

Meet the Founder

Stephane (Steph) Filliatreau, winemaker and founder of Winery STEF, is originally from the Loire Valley in France. He started making wine in Saumur at his seven-generation family estate. After finishing his winemaking studies in Bourgogne, France, Steph worked in the Loire Valley as a winemaker for two years. Attired by new adventures, he flew to Chile and made wine there for a decade. In the 2000s, he returned to the Loire Valley, crafting wine from Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. In 2015, he finally settled in the US and started his new wine adventure in the gorgeous and elegant Sonoma Valley.

Wines in The Tasting

  • Chardonnay 2018 – Rogue Valley – Oregon
  • Assemblage 2016 – Sonoma Valley – California
  • Meritage 2019 – Moon Valley – Sonoma County – California
  • Old Vines Zinfandel 2018 – Dry Creek Valley – Sonoma California

Special offer: 20% discount with promo code CRUSH and $36 flat shipping fee for 1 to 12 bottles case.

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