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St. Supéry Chronicles Summer 2024

A Quarterly Newsletter

Welcome to summer and our latest edition of the St. Supéry Chronicles. Summer heat here in the Napa Valley is driving great development in the vineyards and we expect the first signs of veraison within a few weeks. Our Dollarhide Ranch is also seeing an early stone fruit harvest with peaches, Pluot, and nectarines abound for Chef Vince and his team to use in our Taste of the Estate experience, along with some of our local restaurant partners.

On June 6th, we were excited to release the much-anticipated 2023 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc during the Los Angeles premiere of the Fed By Blue docuseries Hope In The Water. Attendees sipped on this inaugral release while enjoying sustainable seafood bites following the premiere. Be sure to watch Hope In The Water on your local PBS station. The winery also recently launched its Great Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest. Submit your favorite original sustainable seafood recipes for a chance to win a trip to Napa Valley.

The winery continues to receive glowing reviews from national and international wine press, including James Suckling, Wine Enthusiast, Jancis Robinson, and more. Emma Swain was also recently interviewed for the podcast The Taste with Doug Shafer. Listen to the episode here.

Chef Vince Sanchez and his team have created the perfect hummus with green olive tapenade dish to prepare the summer. Pair it with your favorite St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc or Rosé. Prepare the recipe and tag @stsupery for a chance to be featured in our stories.

Until our fall newsletter, join us in raising a glass to warm weather and the upcoming 2024 harvest. Cheers!

Inaugural Rutherford Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Release

St. Supéry was thrilled to release the inaugural vintage of Sauvignon Blanc from its Rutherford Estate Vineyard to coincide with the world premiere of Fed By Blue’s docuseries Hope In the Water, in early June. To celebrate the winery’s partnership with Fed By Blue, an ocean sustainability advocacy organization, $2 from each bottle sold from the 2023 vintage will be donated to the organization.

A wine of intense purity and character, opening with concentrated green citrus, grapefruit, white peach, a savory note of caper, floral, and flinty wet stone aromatics. Richly layered with bright acid structure and high-toned mineral notes on the palate. The wine fills the senses with perfumed Kaffir lime, lemon zest, gooseberry, a hint of wildflower honey, and an appealing passion fruit thread in the satisfying finish. Limited to just 398 cases.

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Hope In The Water Premiere

St. Supéry CEO, Emma Swain, traveled around the country as part of St. Supéry’s partnership with Fed By Blue in June, beginning with a star-studded Los Angeles premiere and Blue Carpet on June 6th, followed by an intimate viewing and dinner event here at the winery a few days later. Next, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium was the backdrop for a premiere event, followed by Portland, ME, Reno, NV, and Wisconsin. St. Supéry wines were served during each event, and new friends were made along the way.

The three-part docuseries premiered on PBS June 19th and explores the abundance of innovative opportunities to restore our world’s oceans while responsibly producing food.  High-profile experts and advocates contextualize the high stakes and reveal the many surprisingly hopeful paths we can take to a restorative future. Be sure to pour a glass of your favorite St. Supéry wine and watch along!

What’s next for Fed By Blue? Education. This fall, Hope In The Water will be edited for viewing in classrooms, grades 6-12, with accompanying toolkits for teachers and parents. Learning through content that empowers young people to be agents of change is an exciting next step we will be following.

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Our People

Meet Brenae Royal | Director of Vineyard Operations since 2024

Joining St. Supéry earlier this year, Brenae Royal is a wonderful addition to the team! Brenae brought with her extensive vineyard operations experience working for the last eleven years with the historic Monte Rosso Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with a focus on Crops, Horticulture and Land Resource Management from California State University at Chico. Brenae also has experience in irrigation automation, sustainable and organic farming, and is a Pest Control Advisor.

Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker in 2020, Brenae is an advocate for improving involvement and advancement of Black people in agriculture and winemaking serving as a mentor for Wine Unify and the Roots Fund. Read more about her in Robb Report and stay tuned for important updates as we get closer to harvest 2024!

Hummus with Green Olive Tapendade

Hummus Ingredients:

1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Pinch of baking soda
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for blending
¼ tsp freshly ground cumin
1 tbsp tahini
2 tsp roasted garlic puree*
2 tbsp lemon juice, plus more to taste
½ tsp sea salt, plus more to taste

Green Olive Tapenade Ingredients:
1 ½ cups pitted Castelvetrano olives, drained
1 bunch each parsley, tarragon, and oregano or marjoram

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In The Press: 2023 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc

People are talking about our 2023 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc! Accolades for this latest release continually stream in as we approach summer.

In June, the received a glowing review from reviewer Elaine Chukan Brown for Wine Enthusiast: 93 points, “Vibrant and energetic, this wine bursts with flavors of freshly squeezed citrus, mango and pith sprinkled with refreshing sea salt. A silken, refined mouthfeel brings elegance.”


Next, Michael Scholz was interviewed by Peg Melnik for a recent Press DemocratWine of the Week distinction for this same wine. Read more from the June 10th feature:

Some wonder how Rutherford’s St. Supéry, a prized Cabernet Sauvignon producer, can also excel in making its fraternal twin — Sauvignon Blanc.

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Events Calendar

The winery is hosting a number of events this year, including our Estate Luncheons Featuring the Big Green EGG series. We hope to see you in Napa Valley soon or at one of the upcoming wine events we are participating in around the country. Check back often as we add new events on a regular basis.

July 13: St. Supéry Estate Luncheon Featuring the Big Green EGG
July 20: National Caviar Day Celebration with Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, San Francisco, CA
August 10: St. Supéry Estate Luncheon featuring the Big Green EGG
August 24: Crush Challenge in Napa Valley
September 4: St. Supéry Giving Back Estate Luncheon Event
September 14: St. Supéry Estate Luncheon featuring the Big Green EGG
September 28: St. Supéry Wine Club Member Harvest Tour

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July 8, 2024

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