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Foley Sonoma to Host Winemaker Soirée

Foley Sonoma is hosting a Winemaker Soirée this Saturday, November 17th, to celebrate the appointment of Chalo Fernandez as new head winemaker and the release of the highly-anticipated 2016 Blanc De Noir.

Guests will enjoy a special menu of small bites that include oysters and passed hors d’oeuvres, as well as live music from local band Blue Radio.

Foley Sonoma announced the appointment of Fernandez to the winemaker role in September, as former winemaker Courtney Foley had transitioned to Head of Winemaking for Chalk Hill Estate a few months prior.

“The question of who was fit to take over winemaking at Foley Sonoma was an easy one to answer – of course, it should be Chalo!” said Foley. “For a small property, you need a winemaker who is a jack of all trades; someone who is equally interested in bringing in beautiful fruit and thoughtfully tending to wine as it gracefully ages, but is also detail-oriented enough to tackle compliance and accounting issues and doesn’t mind moving furniture and cleaning fountains to assist with winery events.”

“I’m so grateful to know that my dedication and hard work to create the best wines in Alexander Valley transformed into this opportunity,” remarked Fernandez as he reflected on the appointment to the new role. “It was like a dream come true.”

The 2016 Blanc De Noir is one of several wines in the hand crafted, Foley Sonoma Winemaker Series. Each wine in the series embodies a distinct representation of terroir which is illustrated by the hand painted watercolors seen on our labels. From the Winemaker’s Notes…

Our 2016 Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine shows vibrant aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry, and red cherry on the nose. It offers a beautifully bright acidity of strawberry, raspberry, and honeysuckle flavors with a lively mouth-feel that enchants the palate. Crisp on entry, the lively bubbles offer a persistent finish.

Want to join in on the fun? Help Foley Sonoma celebrate Chalo Fernandez’s new role at the Winemaker Soirée; tickets available online.

Foley Sonoma | 5110 Highway 128 Geyserville, CA 95441

707-433-1944 | |

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