Grgich Hills Wines The Exclusive Choice For James Beard Dinner
RUTHERFORD, March 16, 2012 — Grgich Hills Estate wines were the only wines served at the famed James Beard House in New York City on March 13 for a dinner that showcased organic, biodynamic and sustainable foods from Kentucky and around the country.
John Varanese, chef and owner of Varanese, Louisville, KY, selected Grgich Hills wines after Vineyard Manager Dave Bos hosted a vintner dinner at the restaurant. All five of the winery’s vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic by Demeter. To read the menu and wine selections for this special dinner, click here.
Located at 1829 St. Helena Hwy (Hwy. 29) in Rutherford, Grgich Hills Estate was founded in 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills after Mike’s Chardonnay outscored the best of France in the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting. Today, this iconic winery farms 366 acres naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and uses its passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines. Mike is assisted by his daughter, Violet Grgich, Vice President of Operations, and his nephew, Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards and Production. For more information on Grgich Hills Estate, visit www.grgich.com.