In the vineyard with Tim Mondavi and daughter, Carissa, of Continuum

In the vineyard with Tim Mondavi, daughter Carissa, and Bayla of Continuum

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO THE NANTUCKET WINE FESTIVAL 2011?!

Oh, how we love the Nantucket Wine Festival…the annual ritual of welcoming old friends and making new ones—meaning, of course, people AND wines.  We’ve made many friends at the NWF through the years, and brought other friends to the event, both luminaries and patrons.  This January, Mark and I had the distinct honor of meeting Tim Mondavi and luring him to be the Nantucket Wine Festival Luminary of the Year.   His legacy as the winemaker for Robert Mondavi is laudable as is his impressive new label, Continuum Estate, and its commitment to excellence in winemaking.  Continuum makes “a single red wine produced with clarity of focus at the highest quality level”, a blend of varieties from the cabernet family, and aspires to the level of a first growth Bordeaux.

We have in stock or can order wines from any of these producers, including Continuum Estate.  Our selection is all the more compelling due to the inclusion of  these esteemed makers.  Offered here are some photos of the many friends of currentVintage–on both our turf and theirs.

Lunch with Tim and Carissa Mondavi

Lunch with Tim and Carissa Mondavi

Alex Gambal in Beaune

Alex Gambal in Beaune

Sean Larkin in currentVintage

Sean Larkin in currentVintage

Jack Larkin of Jack Larkin

Jack Larkin of Jack Larkin in cV

with Don & Joanne of Shibumi Knoll

with Don & Joanne of Shibumi Knoll

John Arns and Sandy Belcher in currentVintage

John Arns and Sandy Belcher in currentVintage

with Ray Coursen at Elyse

with Ray Coursen at Elyse

Sonoma Coast lunch with David Hirsch

Sonoma Coast lunch with David Hirsch

Maria and Rob Sinskey

Maria and Rob Sinskey

Tyler Thomas, Donelan winemaker, at Cyrus

Tyler Thomas, Donelan winemaker, at Cyrus

Michael & Fiona Ragg of Mischief & Mayhem at cV

Michael & Fiona Ragg of Mischief & Mayhem at cV

Michel Anglada of Anglada-Deleger, in Beaune

Michel Anglada of Anglada-Deleger, in Beaune

Domaine Comte Senard in Aloxe-Corton

Domaine Comte Senard in Aloxe-Corton

with Kristen at Newton

with Kristen at Newton Vineyard

Hourglass

Hourglass

Seminar with Elton Sloane of Robert Craig Winery

Seminar with Elton Sloane of Robert Craig Winery

Andy Peay pouring for me and Ziggy the Wine Gal

Andy Peay pouring for me and Ziggy the Wine Gal

Palmaz

Magnificent Palmaz winery

Big Bottles at Miner Family

Big Bottles at Miner Family

Cesare Casella, Chef-Owner Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, NYC

Cesare Casella, Chef-Owner Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, NYC