December 19, 2022
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Napa Valley Life
Laurie Jo Miller Farr
Sustainability Runs Deep
BY LAURIE JO MILLER FARR | PHOTOS BY MEG SMITH
Think big, think macro, think global. Because when it comes to a deep commitment, being estate-grown, sustainably farmed, and Napa Certified Green are just the tip of the iceberg in the St. Supéry story. Here, sustainability is a way of life across all 1,585 acres and every touchpoint on the entire estate.
And beyond always doing what’s right, it’s also about providing information to consumers who love good food and wine and also wish to place trust in its responsible origins.
St. Supéry supports a brand promise that extends far beyond the Rutherford vineyards, the premium grapes, and their beautiful wines in the glass. It reaches deep into the soil, the oceans, and extends worldwide to places such as Te Waikoropupū, a pure freshwater spring at the tip of New Zealand’s South Island where rare Ōra King salmon are raised.
At St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, they call it “The Great Sustainable Seafood Tour.” The winery seeks out partnerships with restaurants and seafood purveyors whose environmental stewardship practices are designed to maintain stable fish populations. St. Supéry introduces the people behind these partnerships, highlights their stories, shares their recipes, and also invites everyone to submit a favorite original seafood recipe that pairs well with St. Supéry Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc for a chance to win a trip to the Napa Valley. For inspiration and to try more delicious dishes, join one of Estate Chef Tod Kawachi’s seasonal Virtual Wine Tastings plus seafood pairings (say “yes” to seafood with red wine) and learn how to make a seafood raw bar at home. Plus, visit the kitchen online for Recipes from the St. Supéry Estate.
Back to the wine: It’s the best of French château tradition with Napa Valley terroir in the very heart of Napa Valley. Of course, no one needs a pandemic, nor the quirks of Mother Nature, to emphasize that community and environmental stewardship also runs deep, much closer to home.
Because a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc was harvested before the wildfires that disrupted the 2020 harvest, this vintage is an exceptional one. Indeed, it’s the only wine produced from that vintage. Therefore, St. Supéry Estate is donating $5 of every bottle sold to benefit the Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund in appreciation of the support received. It is hoped that the sum of over $100,000 will have a lasting positive impact where it’s needed.
Prepared and paired at home or a restaurant, “Sustainable seafood paired with sustainable wine is closer than you think,” said St. Supéry. The website highlights the winery’s selected purveyor partners and restaurants with a handy zip code search tool to learn where each wine varietal can be found when shopping and dining out.
Alternatively, come in person for sustainable seafood, seasonal veggies, and sips. Guests are welcomed daily; appointments are recommended.
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