back to Press Releases Conn Creek Teams Up With Angels Baseball To Create 50th Anniversary Wines
- Date: Jun 20, 2011
Conn Creek Winery and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have joined together to create two outstanding wines in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary Season of Angels Baseball.
Sourced from top vineyard sites in some of California’s most esteemed growing regions, the 2009 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay and 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon are a “fitting tribute” for the team’s Golden Anniversary, said Conn Creek winemaker Mike McGrath.
“We are very pleased with the partnership we have with Conn Creek,” stated Angels’ Chairman Dennis Kuhl. “They have a long and successful history in the business and their dedication to fine wine making has really shown through with these two exceptional products.”
The wines are currently being served at some of the finest restaurants in both Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as at Angel Stadium in the Diamond Club and the Knothole Club. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold will benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation.
"In baseball and wine making, hope springs eternal every spring," said McGrath. "At the winery as in baseball, we "pick" our talent, and "crush" the "sphere" in the attempt to be the best while delighting our loyal fans. With this solidarity in mind, the team at Conn Creek tips our caps and toasts the Angels on their fiftieth anniversary."
Founded in 1973 and located on Napa Valley’s famed Silverado Trail, Conn Creek is a boutique winery in the Rutherford district focused on Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style wines. Today the winery sources grapes from nearly all of Napa Valley’s diverse sub-appellations, providing winemaker Mike McGrath with an unparalleled palette from which to blend each wine and vintage. It’s an approach that captures “the best of Napa Valley.”
The winery’s award-winning AVA Room Barrel Blending Experience is open to the public by appointment Thursdays through Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. During the guided, two-hour seminar, participants taste barrel samples of Cabernet Sauvignon from across the Napa Valley, organized by McGrath according to flavor and richness. Participants also taste other Bordeaux blending varietals before creating their own blend.