Boisset Family Estates
Boisset Family Estates is a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines based in Napa Valley, California with roots in Burgundy, France. President Jean-Charles Boisset is an innovative leader in the wine world, seeking to protect the long-term sustainability of winegrowing. Under Jean-Charles Boisset’s engergetic leadership, Boisset US has assembled a well-rounded portfolio of historic brands offering diverse wines suitable for every occasion.
Food & Wine
The Wall Street Journal
The Tasting Panel
4 August, 2010
The best of Sonoma and Burgundy terroir enjoyed in a stylish tasting salon Healdsburg, CA – The charm of Healdsburg and the surrounding wine country has always evoked the climate, charm and rhythm of France and has created world-class wines of diverse varietals that have put Sonoma and its AVAs on the map worldwide. Jean-Charles Boisset, President of Boisset Family Estates, a family-owned collection of estate wineries in the world’s pre-eminent terroirs including DeLoach Vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Raymond Vineyards in the Napa Valley, has debuted a unique tasting salon on the Healdsburg square. Dubbed the Boisset Taste of Terroir, it offers a selection of three dozen Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Sonoma and Burgundy, a diverse range of flights and tasting experiences, and a captivating environment evocative of a cozy left bank boutique –elegance without pretension. Nine different themed tastings offer the guest tastes of Sonoma and Burgundy with a delightful array of choices ranging from a Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling flight of three wines at $8, to Pinot Chic featuring three Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs, two from DeLoach and one from the JCB line of wines, to a Grand Cru tasting of nine Burgundies for $100. There are wines suited for the curious and experimental palate at the Taste of Terroir expressing the unique AVAs of Sonoma as well as climats of Burgundy. Guests can also avail themselves from a series of DeLoach Barrel to Barrel wines, created to offer a touch of old world service and style with a modern technological twist. Beautiful design appointments include Philippe Starck ghost chairs, a custom made Carrara marble communal table, a Bisazza Marie Antoinette chandelier that illuminates the room with a warm, soft glow, elegant decanters and barware designed by D’Anjou and Christophe Dubois, as well as champagne flutes designed by Jean-Charles Boisset. Custom-designed accoutrements and accessories for the home are also offered for purchase. The inspiration for the design was to incorporate both Californian and French sensibilities with a strong accent on Bay Area design talent including the interior design of Nicole Hollis and the architectural design of Backen Gillam Kroeger. The Taste of Terroir is open seven days a week, 10:30-5:30 PM Sunday through Wednesdays, open until 7 PM Tuesdays in the summer, and until 9 PM as a wine bar Thursday-Saturday. For more information please visit www.boissettasteofterroir.com or phone 707-473-9707. About Boisset Family Estates Boisset Family Estates is a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines founded in Burgundy, France in 1961. Boisset’s collection of more than twenty historical and unique wineries boast leading positions in the world’s pre-eminent terroirs, including Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhône Valley, the South of France, Canada, and California’s Russian River Valley and Napa Valley. One of the world’s foremost producers of Pinot Noir and principal proponents of organic and Biodynamic® viticulture, Boisset crafts fine wines with a strict terroir approach: each house in its family of wineries has a unique history, identity, and style, yet all are united in the pursuit of superior quality. To learn more about the Boisset Family Estates collection, please visit www.boissetfamilyestates.com.
22 April, 2010
Boisset Family Estates Continues its Year-Long Fight Against Hunger; Two Hundred Springfield Families to Receive 112,000 meals Springfield, MO – On April 21 at 12 p.m., international hunger relief organization Feed The Children will distribute a semi tractor-trailer with more than 15,000 pounds of food and personal care items at Brown Derby’s International Wine Center (2023 South Glenstone Avenue) to 200 families selected by The Kitchen of Springfield. Each box is designed to help a family for up to one week. Brown Derby and Boisset Family Estates, through its wineries DeLoach Vineyards, Lyeth Estate, French rabbit, and Oceana Riesling, are partnering with Feed The Children and The Kitchen of Springfield to help alleviate hunger in Missouri by participating in Boisset's "Fight Against Hunger" campaign. Boisset’s Fight Against Hunger is a national campaign to combat hunger in local communities through the sale of its wines. Boisset has donated more than 1 million meals to communities in Dallas, Indianapolis, Denver, Boston, and the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009-2010. With this food drop donation of 112,000 meals, Boisset’s Fight Against Hunger will surpass its goal of donating 1.2 million meals to local food banks. From July through December 2009, every bottle of wine from these Boisset wineries sold at participating retailers supplemented three meals for a family in need in the U.S. In Missouri, Brown Derby supported and participated in Boisset’s Fight Against Hunger campaign and therefore, made this food drop possible. Brad Feuerbacher, Director of Operations for Brown Derby commented, “Recent statistics show that one in five children in Missouri are on the brink of hunger and are among the neediest and hungriest in the United States. Brown Derby is proud to partner with Boisset Family Estates to tackle the epidemic of hunger in our community. As a local business with a strong sense of serving the community, we hope events like these not only promote awareness of the problem of hunger but provide immediate relief to families in need.” Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates notes, “The wine world is deeply connected to the harvest, agriculture and food – great wines are complemented by great meals, and thus, as part of the world of food and wine, we find it genuinely troubling to tolerate the existence of hunger among our friends and neighbors,” says Boisset. “We know that now, more than ever, even families that have never thought to seek help before need assistance. That’s why Boisset Family Estates has committed to providing a minimum of 1.2 million meals to U.S. families in need through our partnership with Feed The Children.” For more information, visit www.boissetfamilyestates.com/fightagainsthunger. Boisset’s campaign is intended to not only provide immediate relief to local families, it further hopes to inspire the wine world to take part in its critical mission to alleviate hunger for American families in these challenging times. About Brown Derby John A. Morris opened his first liquor store, Brown Derby, in Springfield, MO in 1937. Through the decades, Brown Derby has evolved and positioned itself as a leader in the Wine and Spirits industry. Still a family run business, Brown Derby, prides itself in the depth of selection it provides to customers. In its 5,000 square foot temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar, Brown Derby houses over 70,000 bottles of wine dating back to the late 1800s. Brown Derby has 18 locations in Southwest Missouri and provides catalogue and on-line shopping services. To learn more, please visit www.brownderby.com. About Boisset Family Estates Boisset Family Estates is a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines with roots in Burgundy, France, Sonoma’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley. One of the world’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, Boisset crafts fine wines with a strict terroir approach: each house in its family of wineries has a unique history, identity, and style, yet all are united in the pursuit of superior quality. Simultaneously, Boisset is an innovative leader in the wine world, seeking to reduce the environmental impact of wine packaging and production and protect the long-term sustainability of winegrowing. To learn more about Boisset, its wineries from California to France, and its Fight Against Hunger campaign, please visit www.boissetfamilyestates.com. About Feed The Children Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty and natural disasters. Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help those in need in the US and in 118 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org. About The Kitchen The mission of The Kitchen is “To create a place where persons, especially the poor, are welcomed and cared for with dignity and compassion.” In 1983, Sister Lorraine started the Soup Kitchen and served the first meal in Springfield, MO. Today, The Kitchen is the largest provider for of services for homeless children and families in Southwest Missouri. The Kitchen’s Anex Food Warehouse is the receiving site for all donated food. Seven days a week, three times a day, over 400 meals are served to residents of the Missouri Hotel, The Kitchen’s homeless shelter. Approximately, seventy families visit the Kitchen Food Pantry five times a week where they receive grocery items. All of this food is provided through donations. To learn more about The Kitchen, please visit www.thekitcheninc.org. ###
7 January, 2010
Boisset Family Estates Donates More Than 200,000 Meals to Families in California’s Bay Area through its “Fight Against Hunger” Campaign in Partnership with the Fairmont San Francisco Donation will benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank of Santa Rosa, CA and the San Francisco Food Bank Sausalito, CA, January 7, 2010 – Boisset Family Estates, a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines with offices in Sausalito, CA, wineries in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley, and roots in Burgundy, France, will make a donation of more than 200,000 meals to families in the San Francisco Bay Area this month through its Fight Against Hunger campaign. The donation of meals is made in partnership with the Fairmont San Francisco, a leading supporter of Fight Against Hunger. Boisset’s local wholesaler, Young’s Market Company, has also been instrumental in Fight Against Hunger’s Bay Area successes. January’s donation will benefit the San Francisco Food Bank and the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa, CA. Boisset’s Fight Against Hunger is a national campaign to combat hunger in local communities through the sale of its wines. Through its wineries DeLoach Vineyards, Lyeth Estate, Oceana Estates Riesling, and French rabbit, Boisset has donated more than 1 million meals to communities in Dallas, Indianapolis, and Denver in 2009. Fight Against Hunger is on track to reach its goal of donating 1.2 million meals to local food banks; from July through December 2009, every bottle of wine purchased from Boisset’s four wineries listed above helped supplement three meals for an American family in need when purchased through a participating retailer, restaurateur, or hotelier such as the Fairmont San Francisco. Boisset partnered with Feed The Children to provide meals to the local food banks. Given the current global economic situation, the issue of hunger is more keenly felt than ever and Jean-Charles Boisset, President of Boisset Family Estates, believes strongly that with the integral connection between wine and food, it is essential for his family’s company to contribute to a solution. “The wine world is deeply connected to the harvest, agriculture and food – great wines are complemented by great meals, and thus, as part of the world of food and wine, we find it troubling to tolerate the existence of hunger among our friends and neighbors,” says Boisset. “We know that now, more than ever, even families that have never thought to seek help before need assistance. That’s why Boisset Family Estates has committed to providing a minimum of 1.2 million meals to U.S. families in need through our Fight Against Hunger campaign.” “We are delighted to partner with Boisset Family Estates to help feed the hungry in our local community,” explains Thomas A. Klein, Regional Vice President and General Manager of The Fairmont San Francisco. “Since 1907, The Fairmont has been an integral part of the fabric of San Francisco. Just as The Fairmont is San Francisco’s residence of U.S. presidents and world leaders, it is the place where generations of San Franciscans have come to celebrate special occasions for more than a century. We feel it is our responsibility to give back to society and our partnership with Boisset’s Fight Against Hunger is one of the many programs we support to help ensure a healthy community.” In conjunction with the Redwood Empire Food Bank, a food drop event will take place on Friday January 8th in the parking lot of the Redwood Convenant Church, 3175 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 at 11:30 AM to benefit families in DeLoach Vineyards’ local community. More about Boisset’s partners and the Fight Against Hunger can be found by visiting www.boissetfamilyestates.com/fightagainsthunger. About Boisset Family Estates Boisset Family Estates is a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines based in Sausalito, California with roots in Burgundy, France, Sonoma’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley. One of the world’s leading producers of Pinot Noir, Boisset crafts fine wines with a strict terroir approach: each house in its family of wineries has a unique history, identity, and style, yet all are united in the pursuit of superior quality. Boisset is an innovative leader in the wine world that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of wine packaging and production and protect the long-term sustainability of winegrowing from farming methods to winery practices and packaging. To learn more about Boisset, please visit its website at www.boissetfamilyestates.com. About the Fairmont San Francisco Scheduled to open soon after April 18, 1906, The Fairmont survived The Great Earthquake that struck that day but was ravaged by the subsequent fire. When the hotel opened exactly one year after the earthquake, it symbolized the rebirth of San Francisco. The landmark hotel has played witness to many defining moments in history and pop culture, including the drafting of the United Nations Charter in the hotel’s Garden Room in 1945, and Tony Bennett’s first performance of “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” in The Venetian Room in 1962. For more information about The Fairmont San Francisco, please visit www.fairmont.com/sanfrancisco.