Wines

Wine is a reason to celebrate and First Press offers opportunities to try some great wines. Each winery at First Press will participate in a tasting prior to dinner. What makes First Press special is that a winery will then host your ten guests at your table and pair their wine to the gourmet five-course dinner.

We thank the following distributors and importers for their support of First Press:

Young's Market CompanyOrangewood WinesMundoVinoV2 Wine GroupGuarachi Wine Partners

Bodega Catena ZapataBodega Catena Zapata

Mendoza, Argentina

In 1902, Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery has remained under family control — now in its fourth generation — and is one of the few family-owned wine companies in Argentina that remains in Argentine hands.

Merryvale Vineyards

St. Helena, California

Merryvale-Starmont
Starmont

Napa, California


Located in the heart of historic St. Helena, Merryvale Vineyards takes your wine tasting to the next level with programs that feature great wine, a little history and a lot of fun! The world famous Cask Room is often cited as the Napa Valley’s most spectacular setting for special events. Two stories of century-old 2,000 gallon casks line the stone walls and create an unforgettable ambiance.

Sitting at the crossroads of Carneros and Napa Valley, Starmont Vineyards occupies a portion of the historic Stanly Ranch. Established as a wine growing region over 150 years ago, Carneros is world renowned for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. With foggy mornings and cool afternoon bay breezes creating the perfect conditions for these varietals, Starmont wines are expressive, food-friendly and distinctly Carneros.

Guarachi Family Wines

Sebastopol, California

Guarachi Wine Partners
Montes Premium Wines

Santiago de Chile


Guarachi Wine Partners pioneered Chilean and Argentine wines in the US and today is a leading global importer, marketer, and innovator of fine wines. Two of Guarachi Wine Partners' wineries will be featured at First Press:

LDV Winery LDV Winery

Pearce, Arizona

LDV Winery is in the heart of the fast-growing Arizona Wine Country. Located in the Chiricahua Mountain Region, the growing conditions are optimal for Rhone-varietal grapes. LDV Winery features petite sirah, syrah, grenache, and viognier.

Vino Noceto Vino Noceto

Plymouth, California


Vino Noceto is where Italian inspiration collides with California sunshine to produce world class Sangiovese. Vino Noceto has been making "California's Best Sangiovese" for over 25 years. Located in beautiful Amador County, we now make eight different Sangioveses as well as an Old Vine Zinfandel, a slightly sparkling Moscato called Frivolo, Barbera, a Tuscan Red Blend, Pinot Grigio, and more! Why Noceto? Noceto means "walnut grove" in Italian, and walnuts were a staple crop for the farm where the Noceto estate now stands. Noceto, Italy, near Parma, is the sister city of Suzy’s native town of Walnut Creek.

PillsburyPillsbury

Willcox & Cottonwood, Arizona

Pillsbury wines are a true product of the American Southwest, made from sustainable high-altitude, desert-grown grapes planted in Cochise County. Founder Pillsbury, seeking to break the mold of mass-produced wines, began planting grapes in Cochise County in 2000, inspired by seeing grapes grown in unusual places during his youth in New Zealand. Just six years later, the Pillsbury Wine Company opened in 2006 and began offering his unique Southwestern style. In the decade since, the winery has been recognized for their great wines, receiving more than 26 medals in 2015 and 2016, including several gold medals and the recent double gold award for the 2013 “Guns & Kisses” Shiraz at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine.

AvenniaAvennia

Woodinville, Washington

Avennia is inspired by the Roman name for the city of Avignon, and signifies for us the heart of Old World winemaking. Our wines are designed to tease rather than flaunt; pique interest, not beg for attention. They stand for elegance, delicacy, purity. Our wines are made to enhance conversation, not dominate it, and will be a welcome guest at the table.

Cass Vineyard & WineryCass Vineyard & WineryCass Vineyard & Winery

Paso Robles, California

Cass Vineyard and Winery is located in the rolling, oak-studded hills between Paso Robles and Creston on California's beautiful Central Coast. This area that the vineyard calls home offers quiet serenity for the visitor and an ideal growing environment for wine grapes. Situated due east of the “Templeton Gap,” we receive the evening's cooling breezes that the west side of Paso Robles is noted for. We also rest far enough from the coast to generate the heat needed to optimally ripen the Rhone varieties grown on our 145 acre estate vineyard.

Champagne TribautChampagne Tribaut

Romery, France

Champagne Tribaut Schloesser was founded in 1929 in the heart of the Champagne region, in Romery. For four generations the Tribaut Family has maintained their passion and expertise to produce impressively delicate and refined Champagnes. Our Vineyards are situated in the best locations between the Montage de Reims and the Marne Valley, very close to Epernay. Champagne Tribaut's vineyards are made up of 30% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. In our winery and cellars, tradition and technological progress are married to ensure the highest quality Champagnes.

Hahn Family WinesHahn Family Wines

Soledad, California

During the 1790s, Spanish missionaries recognized the rare soils and favorable climate of the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey and planted grapevines there. Hahn Estate makes world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Many varietals produced under the Hahn Family Wines include Hahn SLH, Lucienne, Smith & Hook and Boneshaker labels.

Tres SaboresTres Sabores

Rutherford, California

Welcome to Tres Sabores! Our small, family-owned ranch is located on the western Rutherford Benchland of California’s Napa Valley, where we grow organically certified Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Syrah and Petit Verdot grapes, olives, Meyer lemons and exotic pomegranate cultivars. Tres Sabores means “Three Flavors” in Spanish, and in each of our wines, you’ll find three equally savory, yet distinct tastes: the Terroir, or flavor embodied by the unique location of our ranch; the Vine, or distinct character of the grape variety; and the Artisan, or winemaker’s personal contribution of style and intuition.

Folktale WineryFolktale Winery

Carmel, California

Folktale Winery & Vineyards was inspired by the idea that in every great bottle of wine, there is a story. It is filled with uniqueness of place, a year of sun and rain, and the art and craft of winemaking. The story is about our people, our guests, and our passion. This is a love story, and the best love stories never end.