On September 29th, 2019, we held our annual Entrepreneur Wines Napa event at our production facility, ElevenEleven, in the city of Napa. We released our latest 2017 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir, which was a hit, and invited members to dip into the “vault” by pouring our very first cabernet – now nearly 10 years in the bottle – our 2019 Mt. Veeder Cabernet.
Our wine maker, Kirk Venge took visitors out into the ElevenEleven vineyards where we had the opportunity to taste and compare several varietals off the vines. Kirk spoke about what goes into a traditional Bordeaux blend and discussed his strategies for deciding on optimal timing for harvest.
Also joining us this afternoon was Annie Marggraff, one of our Gratitude Fellows (alumni from 2018) who spoke about how her non-profit StepAhead has been scaling up since receiving assistance from the Gratitude program. Gratitude long-time friend and now-Board member, Dave Stiehr spoke about why he loves being part of both Entrepreneur Wines and Gratitude Network and a bit about the leverage effect Gratitude gets when it works with leaders around the world.
Here are a few of the photos from that day!