For over 6 Generations the Haraszthy (hare + ass + tee) Family has called Sonoma California home. Vallejo (Val) Haraszthy established a family winery in 2006, yet his great-great Grandfathers were integral parts of California’s vinicultural history. A Mexcian General, Mariano Vallejo founded the town of Sonoma in 1835 and as it’s first Governor, enjoyed making wine in the army barracks. Angoston Haraszthy was a Hungarian immigrant who made his way to American in the early 1840s and was a serial entrepreneur with several successful endeavors prior to founding California’s first commercial winery. Angoston was also responsible for bringing the first European grape varietals to California in 1861, distrubting them to local farmers throughout Sonoma & Napa Valleys.
With a family lineage responsible for many of California’s vinicultural break-throughs, it’s no wonder Val Haraszthy found himself owning his own label. Sourcing from vineyards throughout California’s diverse landscape, he crafts several different wines ranging from $13-40 a bottle. Today’s offering is his Bearitage Sauvignon Blanc coming from select vineyards in Lodi. Bright with lime infused aromatics and flavors, this is a zesty white with a soft core of white currant, stone fruits and fresh herb.
Despite our recent string of weird weather, heading into June promises warm days are sure to come. Backyard BBQs and get togethers with friends and family call for quality wine at quaffable prices. At a mere $9.99 per bottle or $8.49 in a mixed/solid case, this is the ultimate “Patio Pounder”. Moreover, Haraszthy is a tiny producer, and once we sell out of our current stock, we won’t have more until next year…so don’t delay.