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A to Z Tasting Weekend

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A to Z Wineworks’ partnership blends unique skills. Bill Hatcher brought an extensive background in strategy and finance to the Oregon wine industry and Domaine Drouhin Oregon, which he managed for 13 years before co-founding A to Z. Debra Hatcher spearheads marketing, promotion and design. Sam Tannahill and Cheryl Francis, winemakers respectively for Archery Summit and Chehalem for 8 years, bring surpassing creativity and technical expertise resulting in the same quality at 120,000 cases as with the inaugural 2,500 that earned them Food and & Wine Magazine’s award for the best American Pinot Noir under $20.

In 2006, a widely experienced Michael Davies joined the winemaking team and Gregg Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs, became a partner representing his Rock & Hammer Pinot Noir. Charlotte Mischel runs the day-to-day operations with her organizational and problem solving skills. In 2007, A to Z and more minority partners purchased Rex Hill Vineyards, a 25 year old winery at the northern tip of the Willamette Valley, and their staff expanded with the hired Amy Prosenjak Amy Prosenjak as CFO.

Founded in 2002, the company is Oregon’s fastest growing winery. The business model is simple: to produce and market Oregon’s best wine values by concentrating on core competencies of acquisition, blending and marketing.

These wines are a great precursor for the kick off of Summer and Father’s Day. Excellent quality wines for the price. This tasting should not be missed!

Here is the line-up:

A to Z Riesling
A to Z Pinot Gris
A to Z Chardonnay
A to Z Rose
A to Z Pinot Noir
Carters’s Cabernet Sauvignon