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The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association (ASWA) is one of the oldest wine organizations located on the East Coast. Established in 1973 as the Vinifera Wine Growers Association (VWGA), it was an early supporter of planting world-class Vinifera wine grapes, the production of quality commercial wines, and the building of a wine industry along the Eastern seaboard.
We are an organization dedicated to the promotion of East Coast wines, wineries and winemakers.

Hosted Luncheon

1 February 2015

Luncheon table at Ms. Anne Vercelli’s home in Healdsburg, CA all set on 1 Feb 2015 for the guests to arrive with the 18 wines from the Atlantic seaboard already laid out.
The guests have arrived and have started the luncheon at Ms. Anne Vercelli’s in Healdsburg, CA. Ms. Vercelli is the West Coast Representative of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association. Down the left hand side of the table is Mike Dunne write for the Sacramemnto Bee, Nick Frey, former Director of the Sonoma County Grape Commission, Dan Barwick owner and wine-maker at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, Steve Garner, talk show host on KSRO and Debra del Fiorentino Director of Competitions for Vineyard and Winery Management magazine. At the head of the table is Carl Brandhost, President, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association talking to Debra.
Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Board member, Grant Crandall ( left) talking with Mike Dunne (right) of the Sacramento Bee about the east coast wines being served at the luncheon. Mike was very interested the wines and took several pictures for use later in his articles.
At the end of the luncheon before everyone depart a small group photo was taken with the ASWA team members and several guests. In the front room from left to right is Carl Brandhorst, ASWA President, Ms. Vercelli, ASWA West coast Representative and Grant Crandall ASWA Board member. In the back row from let to right is Angie Frey, Nick Frey former Director of the Sonoma Grape Commission, Tim Fish, writer for the Wine Spectator and his wife Peg Melnik wine writer for the Press Democrat newspaper.

The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association’s (ASWA) West Coast Representative, Ms. Anne Vercelli, hosted a luncheon on 1 February 2015 at her home for the association to highlight wines from the 2014 July ASWA competition. Ms. Vercelli lives in Healdsburg, CA and is a culinary instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College as well as a food and wine judge in various Sonoma county competitions. ASWA President, Carl Brandhorst and ASWA Board Member, Grant Crandall were in attendance. Ms. Vercelli's goal was to invite grape growers, members of the media, wine judges and resort owners to sample east coast wines. Attendees included Steve Garner, KSRO talk show host and his wife Nanette, Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee newspaper and his wife Martha a wine judge, Dan Barwick owner and wine-maker at Paradise Ridge winery in Santa Rosa, Tim Fish a writer for the Wine Spectator and his wife Peg Melnik ,wine writer for the Press Democrat newspaper, Jeff Collins, General Manager of ASTI winery and his wife Tammy a wine-maker and winery consultant in Sonoma and Napa, Debra del Fiorentino, the Director of Competitions for Vineyards and Winery Manangement magazine and Nick Frey former Director of the Sonoma County Grape Commission and his wife Angie. It was a full house. Eighteen award winning wines from the recent ASWA wine competition were presented along with an 10 course meal with tray passed hors d’oeuvres and a staff of two serving the meal for 15 people.

Additional pictures can be viewed on the Gallery page, Hosted Luncheon - 2015.

The wines enjoyed at the luncheon were the following:

WINERY STATE YEAR VARIETAL ASWA COMPETITION
868 VA 2013 CABERNET FRANC GOLD
BARBOURSVILLE VA 2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE SILVER
BARBOURSVILLE VA 2010 OCTAGON(RED BLEND) GOLD
Cabernet Franc 20%
Merlot 60%
Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
Petit Veredot 5%
CEDAR CREEK VYDS VA 2012 CABERNET FRANC SILVER
CHATEAU ELAN GA 2013 MUSCADRY (CARLOS) GOLD
CHATEAU FRANK NY 2008 BLANC DE NOIRS GOLD/BOS
COOPER VYDS VA 2012 NORTON RESERVE GOLD
COYOTE MOON NY NV MARQUETTE (hybrid) BRONZE
GOOSE WATCH WINERY NY 2010 MELODY (hybrid) SILVER
GRANITE HEIGHTS VA 2010 HUMILITY(red blend) GOLD
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
35% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot
HERITAGE VINEYARDS NJ 2011 CHAMBOURCIN(hybrid) SILVER
LAKEWOOD VYDS NY 2013 VIGNOLES (hybrid) GOLD
PARADISE SPRINGS WINERY VA 2012 MERITAGE GOLD
POTOMAC POINT VYDS VA 2013 VIOGNIER SILVER
SLACK WINERY MD NV ROCKY SHOALS SPARKLING SILVER
DEMI SEC
70% Sangiovese
30% Barbera
STINSON VA 2012 CABERNET FRANC GOLD
THIRSTY OWL WINERY NY 2013 TRAMINETTE(hybrid) SILVER
WHITE CLIFF VYDS NY 2013 RIESLING GOLD

In Memoriam

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg

Founding Member Juanita Swedenburg


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