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1

Who founded Screaming Eagle? What was the first vintage and winemaker? Who owns it today?

Jean Phillips
First vintage 1992, made by Heidi Barrett
Stan Kroenke - purchased with Charles Banks in 2006; Banks sold his shares to Kroenke in 2009.

2

What is First Flight of Eagles? What is Second Flight?

First Flight of Eagles is a rerelease of the first three vintages in double magnum, sold at auction in 2014.
Second flight is the winery's second label, made from younger vines and often containing up to 50% Merlot.

3

Who produces Old Sparky Beckstoffer Tokalon?

Schrader, Cabernet Sauvignon

4

Where is Scarecrow? Who makes the wines? What is the second label?

Rutherford
Celia Welch
M. Etain

5

Name the six vineyards from Andy Beckstoffer's Heritage Series. What is the Heritage Vineyard Series?

To Kalon (Oakville)
Missouri Hopper (Oakville)
Las Piedras (St. Helena)
Dr. Crane (St. Helena) - BDX Blend
Bourn (St. Helena) - Cab Sauv, Petite Sirah
Georges III (Rutherford)
The Heritage Vineyard Series is made up of vineyards established pre-1900.

6

Where is To Kalon?

Oakville

7

Where is Martha's Vineyard?

Oakville

8

Where is Plumpjack located?

Oakville

9

Where is the Au Paradis Vineyard?

Oakville

10

Where will you find Dominus and Paraduxx?

Yountville

11

Where can you find Cliff Lede, Chimney Rock, and Pillar Rock?

Stags Leap District

12

Where is Trefethen Family Vineyards?

Oak Knoll

13

Where is Haynes Vineyard?

Coombsville

14

Where is Antica, and who owns it?

Atlas Peak
The Antinori Family

15

Where will you find Dyer, Checkerboard, and Von Strasser?

Diamond Mountain

16

What and where is J. Davies?

The red wine sister winery to Schramsberg, named for Jack Davies (founder/restorer of the modern Schramsberg).
Located on Diamond Mountain, in the same winery as Schramsberg. Which, yes, is on Diamond Mountain.

17

From what two AVAs does O'Shaughnessy produce wine?

Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain

18

Where would you find Mayacamas and Lagier Meredith?

Mount Veeder

19

Where is Hess Collection located? Which winery did it purchase?

Mount Veeder
Leased Christian Brothers, and their Brother Timothy vineyard.

20

Where is Hyde Vineyard?

Carneros (Napa side)

21

Where is Hudson Vineyard?

Carneros (Napa side)

22

Where is Clajeaux Vineyard?

Chalk Hill (Arnot Roberts)

23

Where is Lytton Springs?

Dry Creek Valley

24

What gargantuan winery sits in Dry Creek?

Gallo Family winery

25

Where is Monte Rosso located, and what are its famous soils?

Moon Mountain AVA, planted in the 1880's.
Famous for its red volcanic soils.

26

Diamond Creek: Vineyards and Characteristics

Volcanic Hill: dusty, ashy soil. warmest site, generally the earliest to harvest. First vintage 1972.
Red Rock Terrace: red clay in steep terraces. .Second pick, northern exposure. First vintage 1972.
Gravelly Meadow: rocky alluvials, lower elevation than the first two. Dry farmed, tiny yields. First vintage 1974.
Lake: Smallest site, coolest climate. Not produced in every vintage; fruit may instead be blended into Gravelly Meadow. First vintage 1978.

27

Where will you find the Savoy, Cerise, and Ferrington vineyards?

Anderson Valley

28

What is the prestige cuvée of Roederer Estate? What was the inaugural vintage, and what is the current release?

L'Ermitage
First vintage 1989
Current release 2007

29

Schrader: Lines

Schrader
Double Diamond (second line)
Aston Estate & Boar's View (Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast)

30

Who owns Goldeneye, and where is it?

Duckhorn
Anderson Valley

31

Where is Lost Slough Vineyard?

Clarksburg

32

Who owns Gloria Ferrer?

The Ferrer Family, owners of Freixnet.

33

Which Lodi vineyard is specifically famous for Spanish and Portuguese varieties, and where is it?

Silvaspoons (300 acres, 20 varieties)
Alta Mesa

34

When did Mondavi secure trademark registrations for Tokalon and Tokalon Vineyard?

1988 - Tokalon
1994 - Tokalon Vineyard
As both are trademarks, they are theoretically not subject to TTB rules (unlike other Tokalon designates).

35

Who was the original owner of Tokalon?

Hamilton Walker Crabb.
Land was purchased in 1868, and the first wines were made under the Hermosa Vineyards name in 1872 (Hermosa Vineyards was renamed To-Kalon Wine Company in 1886).

36

Who now owns the remaining 165 acres of Crabb's property (stretching up west into the foothills)?

Harlan Estate

37

What year did the suits between Mondavi, Schrader, and Beckstoffer yield the right for those purchasing Beckstoffer Tokalon fruit to so-label?

Suits were filed in 2002; from 2003 forward, Tokalon was an allowed vineyard designate.

38

Which parties own vineyards that are part of the 1981 extension? Are they allowed to designate as To-kalon?

MacDonald family, Detert Family, Opus One
Also, Mondavi's Monastery Block, Z-Block and I-Block.
They may not (Mondavi obviously can use its trademarks).

39

Who owns Opus One? What was the inaugural vintage?

Founded by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1978 - inaugural vintage 1979.
Today owned by Rothschild and Constellation.

40

What is Ferdinand, and where do the grapes come from?

Ferndinand is an Iberian varieties project from Kongsgaard's General Manager Evan Frazier.
Albarino comes from Vista Luna Vineyard in Borden Ranch.
Tempranillo comes from Shake Ridge Vineyard in Amador County.

41

Harlan: Wines

Harlan Estate, first vintage 1990
The Maiden (second wine), first vintage 1995

42

What is Bond, and who is behind it?

Created in 1997 by Bill Harlan and Bob Levy, Bond is an attempt to produce the "Grand Crus of Napa." Vineyards are contracted and custom farmed but not owned.

43

Bond: Wines

Pluribus (Spring Mountain)
Quella (St. Helena benchland, east of Hennessey)
Melbury (St. Helena benchland, north shore of Hennessey)
St. Eden (benchland east of Oakville)
Vecina (Oakville western foothills)
Matriarch. Blend.

44

Who created The Prisoner? Who owns it now? Name the varietal makeup and second wine.

Dave Phinney of Orin Swift, based on the California "mixed blacks."
Now owned by The Prisoner Wine Company, which was just sold to Constellation by Huneeus.
Zinfandel, Cab Sauv, Petite Sirah, Charbono, Syrah.
Second wine is Saldo (leftovers, 100% Zinfandel).

45

Heitz: Vineyards

Martha's Vineyard (Oakville, first vintage 1966, first vineyard designated wine in Napa)
Trailside (Rutherford)
Bella Oaks (Rutherford, last vintage 2007 - Staglin as of 2011)

46

Where is Sebastiano Vineyard?

Santa Barbara, right on the line of Sta. Rita Hills (half in, half out).

47

Where are Vogelzang and McGinley vineyards?

Happy Canyon

48

Where is Zaca Mesa, and when was it founded? Name three wineries that grew out of it.

Santa Ynez Valley, 1972 (vines planted 1973)
Byron (Ken Brown)
Ojai (Adam Tolmach)
Au Bon Climat (Jim Clendenen)
Qupe (Bob Lindquist)

49

Where is Sine Qua Non located? What was their inaugural vintage and wine?

Santa Barbara (fruit sourced from around the county)
1994 Queen of Spades (Syrah)

50

Who owns Jonata?

Stan Kroeneke - sister winery to Screaming Eagle, located in Santa Ynez Valley

51

Name five domestic brands owned by Constellation

Clos du Bois
Robert Mondavi Winery
Estancia
Ravenswood
Franciscan
Simi
Hogue
Mount Veeder Winery

52

Name five international brands owned by Constellation

Kim Crawford (NZ)
Ruffino (IT)
Iniskillin (CA)
Mouton Cadet (FR)
Rioja Vega (SP)

53

Name five domestic brands owned by E&J Gallo

Columbia Winery
Edna Valley Vineyard
Frei Brothers Reserve
Ghost Pines
William Hill Estate

54

Name five international brands owned by E&J Gallo

Clarendon Hills (AUS)
Martin Codax (SP)
Maso Canali (IT)
Whitehaven (NZ)
Alamos (AR)

55

Name three domestic brands owned by The Wine Group

Almaden
Cupcake Vineyards
Concannon
Franzia

56

Name three international brands owned by The Wine Group

Fish Eye Winery (AUS)
Foxhorn Vineyards (AUS)
13 Celsius (NZ)

57

Name five domestic brands owned by Diageo


Chalone Vineyard (still retained post-merger)
Acacia Vineyard (Diageo retains the facility/vineyard, but not the brand name)

Blossom Hill
Beaulieu Vineyards
Sterling Vineyards
Provenance Vineyards
Rosenblum Cellars

58

How much of Moet does Diageo own?

34.00%

59

Name three domestic brands owned by Treasury

Beringer
Chateau St. Jean
Stags' Leap Winery (NOT Winiarski's Stag's Leap)
Etude

60

Name five international brands owned by Treasury

Great Western
Penfolds
Metala (Langhorne Creek)
Rosemount
Wynns Coonawarra
Lindeman's
Heemskerk (Tazzie)
Seppelt (Barossa)
Coldsteam Hills (Yarra)

61

Name five wine brands owned by Pernod Ricard

Perrier Jouet
GH Mumm
Graffigna (AR)
Brancott (NZ)
Campo Viejo (SP)
Jacob's Creek (AUS)
Kenwood (USA)

62

Name three domestic brands owned by Accolade

Geyser Peak
Atlas Peak
XYZin

63

Name five international brands owned by Accolade

Hardy's
Grant Burge (Barossa)
Banrock Station
Houghton
Mud House (NZ)
Waipara Hills (NZ)
Gran Tierra (CH)
Fish Hoek (SA)

64

Top ten best selling wine brands in 2014

Barefoot (Gallo)
Gallo (Gallo)
Concha Y Toro (Concha y Toro)
Robert Mondavi (Constellation)
Sutter Home (Trinchero)
Yellow Tail (Casella)
Hardy's (Accolade)
Lindemans (Treasury)
Beringer (Treasury)
Jacob's Creek (Pernod Richard)