Join us on Friday, January 26th from 2pm until 4:30pm as we welcome Anthony Bell, the world-class and award-winning winemaker for Bell Wine Cellars. Come learn more about and taste the extraordinary wines bottled by Bell under his mission of producing small quantities of hand crafted, vineyard expressive wines. We are truly honored to have him visit with us, his knowledge is deep and his wines are exceptional. Nearly a dozen wines will be featured and several of Chef Ray’s favorite hors d’eouvres will be served. All of the wines will be available for purchase at special rates during this event.
Cost is $40/person with some proceeds going to JDRF to help bring a cure to Type 1 diabetes. If you have signed up for the Forks & Corks Lesson Luncheon, the wine tasting is included.
About Anthony Bell
Anthony Bell was born into a South African wine family. Teenage work experience in Spain, France and South Africa developed an appreciation of the elegant, sophisticated European wine style. After completing his undergraduate viticultural degree at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and his Masters degree in enology at U.C. Davis, Anthony began a 15-year career at Beaulieu Vineyard, California’s royal house of Cabernet Sauvignon.
During his innovative tenure as director of winemaking and later as general manager, he pioneered educational grower-vineyard programs, wrote the definition of the Carneros appellation, and raised the bar on BV’s grape quality by conducting the now famous, groundbreaking research into the differences and impact of clonal variations on Cabernet Sauvignon.
Anthony crushed his first vintage of Bell Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone Six in 1991, thought to be the first single vineyard, single clone Cabernet produced and labeled in Napa. In 1994, Anthony left his positions of Director of winemaking, VP and GM of Beaulieu Vineyard to pursue fulltime his passion for Cabernet Sauvignon at Bell Wine Cellars, with a mission of producing small quantities of hand crafted, vineyard expressive wines.