23 July 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Early Key Account Successes in New Orleans for Livermore Cabernet Producer and Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Specialist
New Orleans, LA: Steven Kent Winery, one of California’s premier Cabernet producers, and La Rochelle, an artisan winery focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, are teaming with Glazer’s in Louisiana to distribute their wines. This will be the first real opportunity for retail and restaurant accounts in the region to access these limited releases.
“We couldn’t be more excited by the reception to our wines in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. New Orleans is one of the great restaurant cities in the world and with Glazer’s help we look forward to being a vital part of the wine scene there,” Steven Mirassou, Proprietor remarked.
Several noted accounts in New Orleans have already brought in the new labels. Stella!, Brennan’s, Dickie Brennan’s, Bayona, the Ritz-Carlton, Swirl, Cork and Bottle Wine Shop, Dorignac’s and Mansur’s on the Boulevard in Baton Rouge are “early adopters.”
The Steven Kent Winery, Lineage, and La Rochelle brands are part of the Steven Kent Portfolio of fine wines. The Steven Kent Winery is located in the historic, world-class Livermore Valley appellation. Owner / winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou, sixth-generation of America's oldest winemaking family, specializes in crafting small-lot wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon and the Bordeaux varietals - conscientiously farmed on the Ghielmetti Vineyard and the winery's own estate blocks. Lineage is a single-wine brand that aspires to make one of the finest Bordeaux-style blends in the world. La Rochelle Winery focuses on small-lot, vineyard-centric Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Russian River Valley appellations. Owner Steven Mirassou and Winemaker Tom Stutz’ “Burgundian” portfolio also includes a limited release Pinot Meunier, Rosé of Pinot Noir, and a méthode champenoise sparkling wine.
The Steven Kent and La Rochelle wineries are open daily in the scenic Livermore Valley wine country at 5443 Tesla Road. Their online home is www.StevenKentPortfolio.com
Tracey Hoff is the Louisiana Wholesale Manager for the Steven Kent Portfolio; she can be reached at email@example.com; Glazer’s – LA can be contacted at (504) 443-8600
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