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Duck Commander Calls Trinchero for New Wine Line

Duck Commander Calls Trinchero for New Wine Line

The camo invasion continues! If you haven’t seen the Duck Commander lines of apparel and other home goods enveloped in camouflage, you might just see their new line of wine at your local retailer.

Trinchero Family Estates has joined with Duck Commander, a family run company recently made popular by A&E reality show Duck Dynasty, to produce a new line of wine. Duck Commander wine will come in three varietals: Triple Threat Red Blend (“silky, soft, and jam-like”); Wood Duck Chardonnay (“crisp flavors of apple and pear”); and Miss Priss Pink Moscato (“passion fruit with a hint of vanilla”).

No surprise that the label will feature a camo pattern to it, and the bottles retail for under $10. “Yuppie folks ain’t the only ones who can enjoy good wine. This is good wine for good people, and it’s made by good people.” – Willie Robertson (Duck Commander)

Trinchero Official Press Release (View PDF)

Trinchero Family Estates

Go Inside the New Zazu Kitchen + Farm at The Barlow in Sebastopol

Go Inside the New Zazu Kitchen + Farm at The Barlow in Sebastopol

The gleaming open kitchen, real butcher block tabletops, and the renaming of the restaurant to Kitchen + Farm, all put the emphasis on “makers.” Duskie and John dedicated a surprising 50% of the square footage of the new restaurant to the kitchens so that they and staff can make their own salumi, bacon, pasta, gelati, and more.

Read More @ California Home + Design (By Annette Hanami)

View the Project @ Zazu Restaurant in Sebastopol, CA

The Barlow now open for business, Sebastopol, CA

The Barlow now open for business, Sebastopol, CA

A New Destination for Food and Art in Sonoma

A New Destination for Food and Art in Sonoma

Sonoma County may be best known for its wineries, but West County, as locals call the area around Sebastopol, is where vineyards begin to give way to the wild Pacific Coast beyond.

Nearby, Barney Aldridge, a local developer, is working to transform a former apple-processing plant called the Barlow. Some of the converted warehouses are already home to an eclectic array of businesses including the yerba mate company Guayaki.

Big changes ahead for Sebastopol

Big changes ahead for Sebastopol

The proposed 220,000-square-foot complex, dubbed The Barlow, will include an artist studio, several spaces for food and beverage startups, a bocce court, a children’s playground and space for the Sebastopol Farmer’s Market, Aldridge said.

“West County has got all these great producers of artisan food, art, and just wonderful things,” Aldridge said. “So we came up with a farming-industrial design based on Sebastopol’s past.”

Redeveloping a Small Town: The Barlow Project

Redeveloping a Small Town: The Barlow Project

FDC teams up with local developer Barney Aldridge to revitalize the forgotten cannery district in Sebastopol, CA. The Barlow will showcase both production and retail for artisan producers. Food and wine coupled with art and wellness, culture and health will underpin the complete experience. The Barlow will also incorporate a carefully chosen selection of restaurants to create a comfortable, fun atmosphere where the community can come together and enjoy, art, wine and time with one another. Upon completion, The Barlow will include eleven modern metal buildings, totaling 96,365 square feet on 6.5 acres of beautifully landscaped campus.

Read More: www.TheBarlow.net
Venge Vineyards makes First Crush

Venge Vineyards makes First Crush

Venge Vineyards makes 2010 Crush with construction only taking 3 months. FDC worked around the clock to ensure Kirk Venge could have his first crush at his new facility.

FDC Project featured in Wine Business Monthly

FDC Project featured in Wine Business Monthly

FDC has been working with the Trinchero Family on the Sutter Home Production Facility for the past 12 years to make this high volume facility a reality. With a total capacity of 40 million gallons, this new facility is located in the river delta region of Lodi, CA. As stated in the article they will now be able to process a “truck every two or three minutes”.

Trinchero Family Estates named AMERICAN WINERY OF THE YEAR

Trinchero Family Estates named AMERICAN WINERY OF THE YEAR

Wine Enthusiast Magazine featured Trinchero Family Estates in their Annual Wine Star Awards honoring them for their excellence in the wine and spirits industry. FDC completed a stunning new facility for the Trinchero Family that helped get them noticed as an “industry leader in the California sustainable wine-growing program”.