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The Crusher Wine District is a collaboration of avant-garde wineries dedicated to cutting edge wines and honest hospitality.  Our location in the industrial area of South Napa says it all about us – authentic, stripped down & a little funky.  Come visit the Napa Valley you didn’t expect, but will ultimately always remember.

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For McBride, wine is about building relationships

Sasha Wright

Vintner Sean McBride said his business, Crosby Roamann, is more than just about making wine.

“It’s about the relationships you have with people,” he said.

“I love sharing wines with people and introducing them to new things.”

1. What was your first job?

My first paying job was as a bar-back at a nightclub in Sag Harbor, on Long Island, New York. My 10- or 12-hour shift earned me about $55 per night.

2. How did you get into this business?

One of my jobs when I went to college in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was as a stock boy at a wine and cheese shop. The owner of the store would pour me a little taste of something that was open and I was allowed to try the cheeses she put out on the sample table.

From then on I was hooked. It’s kind of funny if you think about it … most small-town kids dream of making it to the big city. I was a big city kid that longed to get away to the country.

3. Where does the business name come from?

Our name honors two great women of the McBride family: Sally Roamann, a stage performer and chorus girl in the Roaring 20s known for her firecracker personality, and Norma “Peachy” Crosby, a poet raised in the Great Depression who had a tough-as-nails spirit behind her soft beauty.

When I heard Crosby Roamann, I said, “That’s perfect. If we’re going to make wine, let’s call it that.”

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Humanitas Wines: Two Ways to Give Thanks & Give Back with Vineyard Designate Pinot Noirs

Sasha Wright

Give Thanks Two Ways Offer: By Ten Bottles of Pinot & We'll Make it a Full Case, Plus Donate 20% of
Purchase to Charity!

At Humanitas Wines, giving thanks and giving back is something we live by and celebrate 365 days a years. Yet over the holidays, the effort to help those in need deepens as winter descends on us during the holiday season. For Thanksgiving, we present two ways to give thanks and give back with a double Pinot Noir offer featuring our 2012 Carneros, Truchard Vineyard, Pinot Noir and
2012 Sta. Rita Hills, Rio Vista Vineyard, Pinot Noir.

We chose our two small-lot, vineyard designate Pinot Noirs for their unmatched versatility to pair with Thanksgiving dishes. So we give thanks to you our loyal supporters by offering any combination of 10 bottles and we'll make it a full 12 bottle case. And then you can give back by designating 20% of your purchase to one of our featured holiday charitable partners – the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation
Shelter Me, and Soles4Souls.

This Pinot Noir offer is a call-in offer only, so please ring us at
 707.253.1405 for personalized service.

Ezekiel Hampton & The Humanitas Team

P.S. If you're interested in other Humanitas Wines for the holidays, you may order online and receive $10 flat shipping on 6 bottles of more in most states by using the promo code HOLIDAY2015 (case sensitive). Note that once you place your order, shipping will be charged on the back-end by our customer service team.

Northern California wine events

Betsy Busch

Wine Walk: Enjoy wine tasting from more than a dozen wineries and bites from local eateries while strolling through downtown Mountain View. 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 13. $30-$35. http://mountainviewdowntown.com.

Tasting Under the Redwoods: More than 35 restaurants, confectioners, wineries and breweries will serve bites and sips at a benefit for Valley Churches United Missions. Tickets are $40 ($45 at event) and include food and five beer/wine tastings. Additional drink tickets available for purchase. Must be 21 or older. 1-5 p.m. Aug. 9. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Bret Harte Hall, Felton. http://on.fb.me/1Mb2J3b.

Diablo Ballet Gourmet Gallop: Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, cocktails and nibbles during a culinary walking tour through downtown Walnut Creek. New this year -- the evening continues at Pyramid Alehouse with an after-party. 6-9 p.m. Aug. 13. $39-$45. Benefits Diablo Ballet's PEEK Youth Outreach Program. Tickets: www.diabloballet.org/events.

Off-Vineyard Urban Expedition: Take an interactive tour of seven wineries through the Crusher Wine District, "hopping" from one winery to the next for hands-on, behind-the-scenes demonstrations and engaging experiences. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9. Check in: Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa. $50. http://crusherwine district.com/events.

Food Bank Uncorked: Spend an afternoon in the picturesque Green Valley vineyard region tasting GV Cellars wines paired with treats by Magpies Catering. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 9. 1635 Mason Road, Fairfield. $40. Benefits the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. www.foodbankccs.org/uncorked.

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Last Day to Check Out Only Urban Wine District Harvest Season with an “Off-Vineyard Urban Expedition”

Betsy Busch

Crusher Wine District will present an “Off-Vineyard Urban Expedition” wine tasting circuit at seven member wineries on August 8 and 9 from 11am to 4pm. This will be the third passport event in the Crusher Wine District’s annual series of Wine Hopper Weekends in 2015. Mobile ready passports are only $50/person each day, with two-day passes available for $75 at Cellarpass.com.

Today is your last day to catch this weekend event will feature interactive and hands-on demonstrations at each participating Crusher Wine District winery, with a chance to roll up your sleeves and learn more about the gamut of the Harvest’s seasonal activities: the véraison moment, wine blending in action, barrel tasting, wine deconstruction, an aroma sensory demo and more. Local food trucks will be on hand, plus a special $24 prix fixe lunch at Siena and $10 boxed lunch at Blend are available at The Meritage Resort and Spa.

Wine Hopper Weekends provide access to wineries in the Crusher Wine District that are normally open by appointment only: AvinodosThe Wine FoundryHumanitas WinesMi Sueño WinerySpelletich Family Wine Co.The Trinitas Library and Crosby Roamann.

Event Details

Wine Hopper Weekends: “Off-Vineyard Urban Expedition”

Last Day to Enjoy!

Time: 11am to 4pm

Check-in Location: The Meritage Resort and Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa

Ticket Prices: One-Day Pass = $50, Two-Day Pass = $75

More information can be found at CrusherWineDistrict.com/Events

The Crusher Wine District is a cutting-edge collective of 10 wineries located in the edgy and unexpected south side of Napa.  Considered Napa’s only urban wine district, it attracts start-up and small-production working wineries in their “incubator” stage, affording a more intimate and personal dialogue with the owners and winemakers. For Napa locals and visitors alike, looking for a new and different experience, it offers an off-the-beaten-path destination on your way in or out of Napa Valley.

About Crusher Wine District, Napa Valley

The Crusher Wine District is a not-for-profit marketing group pioneering and supporting the growth and development of wineries and winemakers in the unconventional industrial area south of the city of Napa. The group took its name from the iconic statue of the “Crusher Man” on the hill overlooking the district, visible to all who enter Napa Valley from the south. www.crusherwinedistrict.com

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Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services

Betsy Busch

Last night Judd Wallenbrock, President & CEO of @Huminitas Wines hosted a dazzling wine pairing and molecular gastronomy event for our President’s Circle* Summer Social. Along with an exceptional selection of wines, Judd introduced Chef MikeC, who coached the attendee teams through some exciting techniques and a myriad of flavor combinations. Each team was charged with developing a unique flavor profile to pair with a wine of their choosing. Creativity and laughter ensued! The winning team’s tasty creations were entitled “An Afternoon in Tuscany” and “Evening in Provence.” Thanks to everyone who participated for making such a memorable evening.

Judd has also extended his generosity to all of our friends and social media followers. For the months of August, September, and October, 20% of all wine sales made using the code “HospiceNV” will be donated to support our programs. We invite you purchase their excellent wines, visit their super-hip Wine Annex in South Napa, and to join their wine club. As Humanitas likes to say, “Drink Charitably.”

*Our President’s Circle honors those who contribute a total of $2,500 or more throughout the year. Members are invited to two Living Well Lectures and one Social each year.

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CWD Hosts Hospitality Days in the District

Betsy Busch


Over two days in April, the Crusher Wine District hosted an introductory tour and tasting with three wineries -- Humanitas Wines, Trinitas Cellars and Mi Sueño -- that was an enlightening and eye-opening experience for all, creating several new enthusiastic ambassadors for our growing collective of wineries in the south area of Napa.

Twenty lucky hospitality professionals from local hotels, restaurants, the Visit Napa Valley Welcome Center and Yountville Chamber of Commerce were escorted around the district to sample the unique tasting experiences offered at each winery, complemented by an over-the-top, family-style lunch menu at Siena restaurant in the Meritage Resort & Spa.

  ABOVE: A Private Archive Tasting at Trinitas Library is a rare opportunity to taste extremely limited release, small production wines. Each in its own varietal specific glass from Riedel. BELOW: Molecular Gastronomy Pairings at Humanitas Wines are to be seen, and tasted, to be believed! Intense and aromatic flavors in a single bite to complement and enhance each sip.

 

ABOVE: A Private Archive Tasting at Trinitas Library is a rare opportunity to taste extremely limited release, small production wines. Each in its own varietal specific glass from Riedel. BELOW: Molecular Gastronomy Pairings at Humanitas Wines are to be seen, and tasted, to be believed! Intense and aromatic flavors in a single bite to complement and enhance each sip.

Regaled with compelling stories of how each winery began, alongside a diverse offering of select wines paired with something to stimulate the palate -- from molecular gastronomy to an exquisite cheese plate -- the group was elated and pleasantly surprised that they had found such a "hidden gem."

We were thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive feedback and plan to host many more tours and tastings in the near future.  So we can bring another wave of our hospitality friends and neighbors to learn more about what we have happening here at the Crusher Wine District!  Thanks for joining us.

Here are some of the comments in their own words:

CWD is for people looking for a unique experience, especially those seeking outstanding service.
— Michaela Vann, Visit Napa Valley
I had no idea such beautiful tasting rooms and innovative use of space lay behind those plain, industrial walls...I have tasted many less satisfying vintages at traditional wineries who spend $$$$$$ on spectacular buildings and advertising blitzes.
— Art Morgan, Visit Napa Valley
These wineries present an ‘entry to the Valley’, or they can be the last places guests go as they exit the Valley. Again, it couldn’t have been a better experience!
— Donna Altes, Napa Valley Marriott

CWD Appoints Anne Mullaney as Executive Director

Betsy Busch

Crusher Wine District in Napa Valley Appoints Anne Mullaney as Executive Director

Crusher Wine District (CWD), a cutting-edge collective of boutique, urban wineries in the south district of Napa Valley, announces the appointment of Anne Mullaney as Executive Director. 

She will become the first Executive Director of the Crusher Wine District, a not-for-profit marketing group constituting 10 members — including Trinitas Cellars & Library, Humanitas Wines, The Wine Foundry, Edict Wines, Mi Sueno, Spelletich Family Wine Co., Y. Rousseau, J. Moss, Avinodos, and Charles Woodson Wines – in the Napa Valley Commons and surrounding industrial area near The Meritage Resort and Spa. In this newly created role, Anne’s main focus will be to promote awareness of the member wineries and manage the organization’s major industry and public events, such as the upcoming Wine Hopper Weekend on June 20-21.  This event will feature the second annual Crusher Games, with whimsical games and fun, unique experiences shared at each winery as you “hop” from tasting to tasting for one inclusive fee. The group will also host a series of 2-day passport sipping events: Wine Hopper Weekends on August 8-9 and November 7-8 are also scheduled for 2015.

Further, Anne will work with Pacific Hospitality Group as an Ambassador for the Meritage Collection hotels and resorts throughout California, and Trinitas Cellars in the Napa Valley.

“Anne brings a wealth of knowledge, passion and marketing skills to our growing group of authentic wine families and adventurous vintners with their modern, edgy tasting rooms clustered in an unexpected area of iconic Napa Valley”, says Tim Busch, Founder and CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group, the Meritage Collection and Trinitas Cellars.

While Anne heralds from the tundra of Canada in her youth, she adds: “I am thrilled to be joining the CWD at such an exciting and formative time in the district’s strategic growth plans, and to be able to connect my passion for California wines and the wonderful lifestyle here with my marketing and branding roots.”

Anne began her career in the advertising agencies of Chicago and San Francisco for clients like Procter & Gamble, Levi Strauss & Co., Miller Lite and TAG Heuer.   Before joining CWD, Anne’s background has been focused in high-level marketing consulting and brand development.

Anne’s educational background includes University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross Graduate School of Business Administration.

About The Crusher Wine District in Napa Valley

The Crusher Wine District is a not-for-profit marketing group pioneering and supporting the growth and development of wineries and winemakers in the unconventional industrial area of the city of Napa. The group took its name from the iconic statue of the “Grape Crusher Man” on the hill overlooking the district, visible to all who enter Napa Valley from the south. Contact: anne@crusherwinedistrict.com, 312.519.5100 www.crusherwinedistrict.com 

About Pacific Hospitality Group

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group, has maintained a strategic vision and strong sense of core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG’s growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company’s cohesive vision. PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotel assets in California including Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Balboa Bay Resort, Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach Country Club, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, and The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, and Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, which will open in early 2016. In addition, the company owns and operates the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum, and DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana / Orange County Airport. PHG successfully operates its hotels by consistently growing revenue while effectively managing costs, thereby maximizing each hotel’s NOI. By using a cluster strategy, PHG is committed to growing its market share and adding value to its portfolio through renovations, repositioning, and expansion. www.pacifichospitality.com

 

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CRUSHER WINE DISTRICT: AN EDGY, MORE URBAN SIDE TO THE VALLEY

Betsy Busch

  Author: Kirsten Mickelwait Full Version: http://blog.visitnapavalley.com/2015/04/21/crusher-wine-district-edgy-urban-side-valley/ If you’ve ever been to the Napa Valley, chances are good that you’ve driven by the iconic “Wine Crusher” statue that unofficially marks the entrance to the valley as you travel northbound on Highway 29. Now, just a few miles to the north, there’s a new wine-tasting destination named in his honor. The Crusher Wine District offers a fresh, more urban way to experience the wine country. Most Napa wineries are located in the small towns that dot the valley, not in the city of Napa itself. But the new district is a collaboration of nearly a dozen young wineries and tasting rooms within two industrial parks in the southern part of the city, all within walking distance of each other. The vibe here is “authentic, stripped down, and a little funky,” according to the district’s website, with “avant-garde wineries dedicated to cutting edge wines and honest hospitality.” And there are plans underway to expand the area into an even more developed wine village that will include many eating options and meeting facilities. At present, member wineries include Avinodos, Edict Wines, The Wine Foundry, Humanitas Wines,Spelletich Family Wine Co., J. Moss, Mi Sueno, The Trinitas Library, and Y. Rousseau Wines. Because many of the member wineries are available for tastings by appointment only, the District has launched a series of quarterly “Wine Hopper Weekends.” On June 20-21, August 8-9, and November 7-8, all the wineries will be open for passport tastings on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. You can hop from tasting to tasting for one inclusive fee of $85 for the two-day pass or $55 for a single day pass. To do individual tastings at these wineries would normally add up to more than $250 per person. If you’re making a weekend of it, the Crusher Wine District is also home to the Meritage Resort and Spa. Check out a whole new way to experience the Napa Valley wine culture! Photo credit: Bob McClenahan  

 

Author: Kirsten Mickelwait
Full Version: http://blog.visitnapavalley.com/2015/04/21/crusher-wine-district-edgy-urban-side-valley/

If you’ve ever been to the Napa Valley, chances are good that you’ve driven by the iconic “Wine Crusher” statue that unofficially marks the entrance to the valley as you travel northbound on Highway 29.

Now, just a few miles to the north, there’s a new wine-tasting destination named in his honor. The Crusher Wine District offers a fresh, more urban way to experience the wine country. Most Napa wineries are located in the small towns that dot the valley, not in the city of Napa itself. But the new district is a collaboration of nearly a dozen young wineries and tasting rooms within two industrial parks in the southern part of the city, all within walking distance of each other.

The vibe here is “authentic, stripped down, and a little funky,” according to the district’s website, with “avant-garde wineries dedicated to cutting edge wines and honest hospitality.” And there are plans underway to expand the area into an even more developed wine village that will include many eating options and meeting facilities.

At present, member wineries include Avinodos, Edict Wines, The Wine Foundry, Humanitas Wines,Spelletich Family Wine Co., J. Moss, Mi Sueno, The Trinitas Library, and Y. Rousseau Wines.

Because many of the member wineries are available for tastings by appointment only, the District has launched a series of quarterly “Wine Hopper Weekends.” On June 20-21, August 8-9, and November 7-8, all the wineries will be open for passport tastings on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. You can hop from tasting to tasting for one inclusive fee of $85 for the two-day pass or $55 for a single day pass. To do individual tastings at these wineries would normally add up to more than $250 per person.

If you’re making a weekend of it, the Crusher Wine District is also home to the Meritage Resort and Spa. Check out a whole new way to experience the Napa Valley wine culture!

Photo credit: Bob McClenahan