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Award-Winning California Winemaker Comes Home to Massachusetts

7 July, 2014


Award-Winning California Winemaker Comes Home to Massachusetts
Vin Bin to host Southborough native Laura Barrett for a tasting of her Casey Flat Ranch wines on Friday, July 25th
Marlborough, Mass— Join Southborough native Laura Barrett as she comes home to debut her award-winning Casey Flat Ranch wines at Vin Bin’s Marlborough location on Friday, July 25th, from 5-7pm. Barrett’s artisan Bordeaux and Rhone style wines have received numerous accolades, including a (very recent) Double Gold Medal win at the June 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Barrett is thrilled to return to her hometown to present her wines. She credits her Algonquin Regional High School education (particularly her AP chemistry teacher, Lorraine Zanini) for sparking her interest in science – a subject she went on to pursue at the University of Vermont, the University of California at Davis, where she received her Masters in Viticulture & Enology (a highly competitive program), and within prestigious wine cellars in New Zealand, Australia and California.
Of the July 25th tasting, Barrett says, "It's a proud moment for me to return to my hometown to showcase Casey Flat Ranch wines.  I have a lot of ties to this area - my family, my childhood memories, and the roots of my science education. It’s a great opportunity to share the work I've been doing in California."
Barrett has deep local ties. Her family still lives in the area, and her grandparents owned (the now closed, but much beloved) The Andrea restaurant in Southborough. She comes back twice a year, but has never presented her wines to her hometown region. Like a good Bay Stater, she describes her winemaking style as “very realistic” and credits her success at Casey Flat Ranch to the estate’s exceptional fruit, as well as her preference to let the grapes speak for themselves.
Taste for yourself on July 25th! Barrett will be pouring from 5-7pm at Vin Bin’s Marlborough location: 91 Main St. (at the old Fire Station), Marlborough, MA 01752. Casey Flat Ranch wines are sold through Ruby Wines. For more information, please call 508-480-9463, or contact
About Casey Flat Ranch Winery
Casey Flat Ranch is based in the Capay Valley AVA, in the Vaca Mountains bordering the eastern side of Napa County (22 miles due east of St. Helena). The working ranch is defined by its award-winning Rhone and Bordeaux-style blends, stunningly rugged location, the purebred Longhorn cattle that roam the estate, and a rich homesteading heritage that dates back to California’s Gold Rush era. Casey Flat Ranch's two brands, the Estate wines and Open Range, serve as the perfect way to ignite the frontier spirit in any wine lover.
For press inquiries, please contact Alexandra Fondren at Charles Communications Associates at or 415-701-9463.
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