Tudor Wines Gains Recognition With Style, Quality And Terroir
Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Producer Creates World Class Wines of Remarkable Character
For Immediate Release
MONTEREY, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/April 21, 2005 --- Tudor Wines is emerging as one of the new, top echelon, American cult wineries. Founded in 1999 by cousins Dan Tudor and Christian Tudor, they specialize in small, handcrafted lots of Pinot Noir from family-owned
vineyards in the celebrated Santa Lucia Highlands. Tudor Wines represents a continuation of a 2,200-year-old family history of winemaking and grape growing.
Tudor's wines are characterized by delicate nuance brought by dedicated winemaking. They feature impeccable balance, handcrafted elegance and reasonable pricing. The winery's first release, the 2000 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, is reflective of the spectacular
family-owned vineyards where the grapes were grown. It showcases gorgeous cherry and berry nuance, silky texture and a long, vibrant finish. Only 1,400 cases were produced.
The Tudor family had been making wine on the island of Hvar, on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, since 200 B.C. In the early 1900s, the family came to America and began growing grapes in California, where the company is still one of the state's largest producers of table
grapes. Tudor Wines is a proud continuation of this amazing viticultural family history.
With the current popularity of Pinot Noir, Tudor has widened its distribution to include most of the United States. The company has been met with national critical acclaim, and its reputation has blossomed into a cult-wine status among knowledgeable consumers.
Christian Tudor acts as the winery's general manager, while cousin Dan Tudor and consulting winemaker Larry Brooks - co-founder of Acacia, founder of Echelon and long-time manager of Chalone's wineries - create world-class Pinot Noirs.
More information about Tudor Wines is available by calling (831) 224-2116, or by visiting www.tudorwines.com .
CroNetwork: The Croatian-American Organization for Young Professionals.