5/10 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Mother's Day Weekend

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5/10 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Mother's Day Weekend

PETIT WEEK IN WINE | May 10 - May 14 2023

Mother's Day Flight

WE HEART MOMS!! The heart-shaped road in Slovenia is located among vineyards in the western part of the country, near the town of Bovec. The road is about 7km long and has a unique shape, resembling a heart when viewed from above. It was built during WWI to provide access to the front lines and the road winds through the stunning Julian Alps and along the turquoise waters of the Soca River, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, forests & valleys.

This week is all about Mom! And as a tribute to mothers out there, this weekend we'll focus on four rockstar female winemakers that are raising families on the West Coast. All of these mothers have a brilliant story of globetrotting whilst developing their own distinct winemaking techniques at every stop. Read on for their unique stories and backgrounds.

This special Mother's Day Flight features a wine each from Bibiana from Alma de Cattleya, Brianne from Day Wines, Sarah from Maggy Hawk, and Angela from A Tribute to Grace.

The $22 tasting flight starts off with a refreshing Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, continues with a unique white from the Willamette Valley (masterfully blending Chardonnay with Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc), followed by a Dundee Hills Pinot Noir grown on volcanic soils, and finishes with a 100% Grenache bottling from a winemaker obsessed with the finesse she finds in this grape variety. It's an awesome lineup from moms - for moms!

Come visit us at either location starting tonight, Wednesday, May 10th for this fun spotlight on celebrated winemakers that balance the home-front with making incredible wines for all of us to enjoy.

Happy Mother's Day!


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A Petit Exclusive!

Tickets $50 per head

Thursday, May 18th

6PM aperitif & 6:30PM Start, 8pm finish.

You do not want to miss hearing first-hand from Robert Brittan as he shares anecdotes from his illustrious 50-year wine-making career! Enjoy his latest vintages from Brittan Vineyards here at our Selwyn Avenue location. For more details & tickets, click link below!


Line-up for the Evening:

  • 2019 Estate Chardonnay
  • 2018 Basalt Block Pinot Noir
  • 2018 Cygnus Block Pinot Noir
  • 2018 Gestalt Block Pinot Noir
  • 2017 Estate Syrah

Winemaker Spotlight

Bibiana González Rave -

Alma de Cattleya

Born and raised in Colombia, Bibiana had little exposure to wine culture. But by the age of 14, she knew she would become a winemaker. In Colombia, she studied chemical engineering and business. She later moved to France to study viticulture and oenology. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Bordeaux, graduating with honors.

Bibiana had the opportunity to work with some of the best wineries in France, including Château Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion in Bordeaux, Domaine Stephane Ogier and Domaine Clusel-Roch in Côte-Rôtie. Crazy CV, yes.

Bibiana’s first vintage in California was 2004. Since then, she hit the ground running. She worked six harvests in three years, traveling to South Africa to work harvests at Soronsberg Cellars in the Tulbagh region. Back in California, she worked at La Crema, Peay Vineyards, Au Bon Climat and Qupé before Lynmar Estate, where she was winemaker from 2009 through early 2012.

Her label Cattleya was conceived in 2012 and so was Bibiana’s career as Consulting Winemaker. Since then, she has earned a remarkable series of accolades and rave reviews for all her wines and those of her clients. She was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s first “40 Under 40: America’s Tastemakers” in 2013; and in 2015 she was named “Winemaker of the Year” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Bibiana’s newest venture, Alma de Cattleya, represents the soul of California, where her wines are made. She also produced her first Napa Valley wines under the Pahlmeyer and the Jayson labels.

Bibiana is married to winemaker Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni stardom and together they craft Shared Notes, an homage to Sauvignon Blanc and their only joint winemaking venture. The couple has two young sons, Lucas and Diego, who can often be found tromping through the vineyards or at the winery right alongside mom.

Brianne Day -

Day Wines

Brianne Day's discovery of wine was a religious experience. Really, it was.

Day, who grew up a Jehovah's Witness, was on a religious mission in Italy when wine took over her life.

"I became rather distracted from the purpose of my trip when I encountered wine and art, food, people, you know, Italy. The interest turned to a career when I was in my mid 20s," says Day. "I had been planning a trip around the world and decided to focus on wine producing regions to see if anything career related could come from this interest. Through the course of that trip I learned a ton, tasted a ton and met so many great people. I came to realize that I needed to be a winemaker."

Day interned in New Zealand, Argentina and France.

"I also worked for a French cooperage for a while. I have always wanted to make wine in Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is my home and I know it so well, expressing a place dear to my heart was/is one of the main motivating factors for me in making wine." she says.

She traveled and worked for 6 years before starting to make her own wines in 2012. The wines Day creates are natural, sourcing from organic and Biodynamic vineyards.

These days, as a single-mom with a 4-year-old son running around, she still likes to get outside as much as possible for a good hike or a quick trip to the Oregon coast.

Sarah Wuethrich -

Maggy Hawk

Sarah Wuethrich grew up in Cupertino, California, and arrived at the University of California at Davis intending to be an Atmospheric Science major. When she needed a few extra credits for her first semester, her father – a hobby winemaker – suggested she take an enology class, and the rest is history.

After graduating with her Viticulture and Enology degree in 2001, Sarah made her way to Sonoma County and honed her technical skills for several years at St. Francis and Lambert Bridge. When she and her best friend were invited to co-found a new wine label for Naked Wines, she jumped at the chance and spent several years making wine from lesser-known Portuguese varieties grown in small, forgotten California vineyards. In 2010, Sarah made the fateful decision to join Copain Wines as Assistant Winemaker, working closely with co-founder and celeb winemaker Wells Guthrie. It was there that she fell in love with Anderson Valley and the incredible grace of its cool-climate wines.

Over the next seven years, Sarah immersed herself in the world of hands-off, European-style winemaking to showcase the diverse natural beauty of Anderson Valley fruit. She learned the secrets of the foggy Deep End vine rows and gained a deft touch crafting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with lower alcohol, higher acid, and uniquely Anderson Valley character. In 2017, Sarah’s passion and expertise with Anderson Valley made her the natural choice to take over as head winemaker for Maggie Hawk.

Angela Osbourne -

A Tribute to Grace

Angela was born and raised in New Zealand. Her initial exposure to the wine industry occurred when she worked in a wine shop in Auckland while completing a degree in film from the University of Auckland. Filmmaking was her primary interest at the time, but a New Zealand winemaker recognized that she had a passion for wine and arranged for her to work the 2002 harvest at Simi in the U.S. Although she also had an offer in the film industry at the time, she opted to cast her lot with winemaking.

Nick Goldschmidt was Simi’s head winemaker at the time, and a proud Kiwi, which was Angela’s “in.” He introduced her to Mick Unti to further her knowledge of wines. As fate would have it, tasting the Unti 1999 Grenache changed her world.

She relocated to California in 2006, setting her sights on the Santa Barbara area of the state. Her decision to settle there only came after searching throughout northern Spain, southern France, and southern Australia to find a locale suited to pursuing her dream of producing Grenache, a grape that loves more sun than is provided by the climate in New Zealand. She found it in the Santa Barbara Highlands. As Angela says, “I chose California because it provides the perfect climate for turning my winemaking dreams into reality. Both literally—the sun loves California and allows Grenache to ripen beautifully—and figuratively: The culture here truly embraces entrepreneurship.”

Her California winemaking career includes stints at Beckman Vineyards, Casa Barranca, Salinia, Failla, Lioco, and Demetria. Her own label, born in 2007 and entitled, “A Tribute to Grace”, honors her grandmother, who helped raise her and continues to serve as an inspiration. She employs biodynamic principles in her winemaking and currently produces some 3000 cases of Grenache each year.

Angela, her husband Jason, and their three sons live in Los Alamos, CA, along with their dog Archie, a coyote they adopted in Mexico. They continue to maintain a connection with New Zealand.

Join us this week as we spotlight FOUR West Coast wines made by brilliant female winemakers:

Alma de Cattleya

Sauvignon Blanc 2022 - $28 btl/retail

Sonoma County, CA

Day Wines

"Dazzles of Light" White Blend 2021 - $34 btl/retail

Willamette Valley, OR

Maggy Hawk

'Jory Hills' Pinot Noir 2018 - $68 btl/retail

Dundee Hills, OR

A Tribute to Grace

Grenache 2021 - $40 btl/retail

Santa Barbara County, CA

Tasting Flight of 4 Wines - $22 (2.5oz pours each)

Happy Mother's Day Weekend.

>> Tasting Flight Hours:


4:30 - 7:30pm Thursday

4:30 - 7:30pm Friday

1:00 - 7:30pm Saturday 


5:30 - 9:00pm Thursday - Friday

1:00 - 9:00pm Saturday

1:00 - 5:30pm Sunday

>> Tasting Flight Offerings:

Alma de Cattleya

Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Sonoma County, CA

$28 btl/retail

SUMMARY: A vibrant and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Cattleya's second label, Alma. Founded by Bibiana González Rave, the first Colombian female winemaker in the US. Cattleya wines are known for their elegance and balance. 

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Sauvignon Blanc fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and purity of fruit.

TASTING NOTE: Pale lemon color in the glass with aromas of lime, grapefruit, and passionfruit. On the palate, the wine is lively and crisp with flavors of green apple, kiwi, and lemon zest. It has a zesty acidity and a refreshing finish.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: The classic Croque-Madame is a nice pairing for this Sonoma County SB. The wine's herbal notes complement the nuttiness of the Gruyère & Emmental, while its bright acidity cuts through the richness of the fried egg. The delicately flavored Jambon de Paris also helps round off the dish & the pairing as it complements the tropical aromatic notes.

Day Wines

"Dazzles of Light" White Blend 2021

Willamette Valley, OR

$34 btl/retail

SUMMARY: This white blend is a new addition to the Day Wines' portfolio. A bright & springy, textural white wine which uses Chardonnay as the base and amplifies it through complementary varieties of Chenin Blanc & Sauvignon Blanc. 

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: Blend of Chardonnay (61%), Sauvignon Blanc (21%), and Chenin Blanc (18%). All fruit was direct pressed and cold settled for 24 hours before being racked to 5 year old French oak barrels for spontaneous primary and malolactic fermentation.

TASTING NOTE: Rich aromas such as pineapple ice cream and white peach slowly give way to notes of lemon verbena and green tea. Secondary notes of juicy mango, cut lawn, white blossoms, panna cotta, and river stones is also evident. The white peaches are back on the palate, only in tart form with a touch of nutmeg. Additional flavors include wet rocks and slightly tart star fruit.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: Pairs well with any long, narrow, ribbon shaped pasta along with a white clam sauce: The minerality and acidity in this blend works with the briny & savory flavors on the plate. The Chardonnay's texture will match the creaminess, while the Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc's citrus notes will complement the lemon and herb flavors.

Maggy Hawk

'Jory Hills' Pinot Noir 2018

Dundee Hills, OR

$68 btl/retail

SUMMARY: Seamless power and finesse, this Pinot Noir shows classic red fruit & spice on the nose & palate as a reminder of the vineyards famous Jory soils. Winery is named after Jim Manoogian's wife, who was a falconer, and the hawk on the label represents the spirit of her birds.

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Pinot Noir (clones: Pommard, Swan, 115, and 667) from the Jory Hills vineyard in Dundee Hills, OR. Aged 17 months in 40% new French oak. Finished unfined & unfiltered.

TASTING NOTE:  Aromas of black cherry, baking spices, hints of earth, and red/dark berries are evident upon first swirl. Delivers an elegant balance between ripe fruit and delicate acidity that continues through the finish. Subtle notes of oak, and a touch of minerality also appear at the end.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: Wild mushroom tart with goat cheese. The savory and umami flavors of the mushrooms & cheese complement the earthy and fruity notes of this Oregon Pinot Noir. Keep it easy by using a store bought puff pastry tart shell.

A Tribute to Grace

Grenache 2021

Santa Barbara County, CA

$40 btl/retail

SUMMARY: A Tribute to Grace, named for winemaker Angela Osborne’s grandmother, is the culmination of a winding road to wine. After discovering Grenache, she fell hard for the grape and it became the sole focus of her winemaking. The '21 vintage shines with finesse.

VARIETAL/WINEMAKING: 100% Grenache via four clones all grown in Santa Barbara County vineyards. The marriage of all the clones represents 18% whole-cluster, 11 months in neutral barrique & puncheon, racked once under July's new moon.

TASTING NOTE: Ruby red in color, with crushed berry and cedar on the nose, almost Pinot-esque. Light on its feet, medium-bodied with rainier cherry, blood orange, dried mint and baking spices, backed by refined tannin. The finish demonstrates some length & structure.

PAIRING SUGGESTION: Roasted pork tenderloin with cherry compote works well with this wine as the sweet-tart flavor of the cherry compote pairs beautifully with the fruity, floral notes in the Grenache. The tender, juicy pork tenderloin is a great match for the texture profile and tannin structure.

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