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July 28, 2011 | Frey Vineyards

Survey finds most people want their food organic

Demand for organic food is ever growing, as confirmed by another poll. This is always good news as organic food production is better for everyone's health, and for the planet, in so many ways.

As summarized from ThePacker.com: "...A majority of Americans pick organically produced foods over conventionally produced when given the choice, according to a new poll... Among the reasons for choosing organic, survey participants cited supporting local growers and health concerns..."

Paul Frey planting organic melons.
Winemaker and vegetarian Paul Frey and his sons planting organic watermelons in vineyard.

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June 14, 2011 | Frey Vineyards

Cheech Marin enjoys Frey Organic Wines

Our southern California wine reps extraordinaires Sophie Boutoroff and Lee Boek did a Frey Wine tasting for art lovers at the home of pianist Natasha Marin and her husband Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong fame. They sent along this photo:

Cheech Marin
Frey Wine rep Lee Boek with Cheech Marin

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May 4, 2011 | Frey Vineyards

Katrina Frey speaks at Washington Spa Alliance Symposium

Katrina FreyKatrina Frey was invited to address the Washington Spa Alliance’s 2011 Symposium, which took place in Washington DC on March 24. She joined a series of leaders in the fields of integrative medicine, cuisine and healthy lifestyles. Her talk covered organic wine and food issues, GMO’s and Biodynamic farming. Questions from the attendees focused on purity and the need to have additive-free products for truly holistic spas. The mission of the Washington Spa alliance is to act as a knowledge center and to connect spa professionals. Katrina encouraged them to integrate certified organic wine and food products into their dining rooms.

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May 3, 2011 | Frey Vineyards

A benefit for Kiss the Cook & Farmer Too public television series

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If you're in the Bay Area on Saturday, June 4th, don't miss the benefit for and preview of Kiss the Cook & the Farmer Too, a 13-part public television series about great food and sustainable agriculture, taking place at Hillside Gardens, Mill Valley, California. Frey Vineyards is a proud supporter of Kiss The Cook and The Farmer Too, and our wine will be served at the event. We hope you'll be there!

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April 21, 2011 | Frey Vineyards

Frey Wine featured at Kirstie Alley’s Celebrity Block Party!

Katrina Frey with Kirstie Alley
Katrina Frey with Kirstie Alley and Karen Black!

Katrina Frey with Ed Begley Jr.
Katrina Frey with actor Ed Begley Jr.

Jon and Katrina Frey danced with the stars at Kirstie Alley’s Celebrity Block Party in Los Angeles on March 9th, 2011. The party was attended by Hollywood bigwigs who loved tasting Frey wines, the nation’s premium award-winning organic wine. Kirstie has developed Organic Liaison Rescue Me, the first USDA certified organic weight loss product. Thanks, Kirstie, for choosing organic products and promoting the green lifestyle!

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February 17, 2011 | Frey Vineyards

Frey Vineyards' Millésime Bio Attendance on HuffingtonPost.com

Frey Vineyards recently attended this year's Millésime Bio at Montpellier, France, the largest organic wine gathering in the world. One of the Frey grandsons, Alex, was mentioned on the popular news website HuffingtonPost.com, along with his mugshot! Below is a screen shot from the HuffingtonPost.

Alex Frey

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September 2, 2010 | Frey Vineyards

Frey Organic Gewurztraminer is back!

Frey Organic Gewurztraminer wine bottleWe are happy to announce the return of our Gewurztraminer, from Guntly Vineyards!

Gewurztraminer is most famously grown in Germany and the Alsace region of France, but its origin can be traced back to the varietal Traminer, from the village of Tramin in the German-speaking region of northern Italy.  The relatively weak genetics of Traminer have led to several related varietals, including Frankisch, Gringet, Heida, Grumin and Formentin. Viognier, from the Rhone region of France, is also believed to be a distant relative of Gewurztraminer and shares the spicy, aromatic character.

The name Gewurztraminer (guh-voorts-tra-meaner) is derived from the German “Gewurz” which means spice or perfume, and the grape itself “Traminer” meaning “spiced Traminer.” Our organically-grown and made version continues the tradition of spice and we think you’ll enjoy the wine’s heady, aromatic character with notes of lychee, rose, passion fruit and floral aromas.  The wine is dry, crisp and delicious, not syrupy and sweet. It’s perfect when chilled for a refreshing summer afternoon.

Organic Gewurztraminer grape vineyard
Guntly organic Gewurztraminer vineyard, source of the Frey organic varietal.

Organic Gewurztraminer wine vineyard
Organic Guntly Gewurztraminer vines, near Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California.

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August 16, 2010 | Frey Vineyards

NFL stars cooking with Frey Organic Cabernet Sauvignon!

Stephen Cooper and Shaun Phillips from the San Diego Chargers were shooting The Learning Channel’s upcoming cooking show, "Kick Off Cook Off."  And look what’s on their cooking station counter: Frey Organic Cabernet Sauvignon. Though we're loyal 49er fans here in Northern California, in this case we yell wholeheartedly, Go Chargers!

NFL stars cooking with Frey Organic Wine

NFL stars cooking with Frey Organic Wine

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April 26, 2010 | Frey Vineyards

Frey Organic Wines recommended in new healthy food book

Get Naked Fast healthy food bookWe're proud to report that healthy-living advocate Diana Stobo recommends Frey Organic Wines in her new book,Get Naked Fast. Check out her website!

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February 19, 2010 | Frey Vineyards

Photos of our First-Annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting

A few photos we'd like to share with you from our first-annual "In Love with Redwood Valley" Wine & Chocolate Pairing, in conjunction with other wineries of the valley. There was a large turnout of chocolate nibblers and wine sippers. We hope you can join us next year! By the way, here's an interesting article on the health benefits of wine and chocolate in moderation. There are also studies out there showing that organic foods have higher levels of anti-cancer substances than non-organic foods, which we'd like to write about in a future post.

Pouring organic wine.
Peter and Derek pour wine and answer questions at this year's wine and chocolate pairing.

Organic chocolate.
An array of gourmet organic chocolates, dark and white, to sample with the wine.

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Guests relax outside the winery on a fine February afternoon. We hope to see you next year!