Belden Barns, located at 1000-feet elevation on northwest Sonoma Mountain, is a magical property. It has a history of hospitality dating back to the late 1800s, including a dance hall and stagecoach stop, and a farming history of both orchards and dairy. In the 1970s it was vineyard planted, and became one of California’s premiere sources for Pinot Noir grapes. Nate and Lauren Belden acquired the property in 2005, and have been painstakingly re-developing the vineyard and property back to its historic standards, including becoming certified sustainable. While they still sell fruit to some of California’s finest wineries, they have also launched their own Belden Barns label for limited production wines from the estate.
Belden Barns produces gorgeous wines, and we’re excited to have Nate and Lauren Belden at Oakland Crush on Saturday pouring four of their current releases. You’ll have a chance to taste a standout Sauvignon Blanc, from an obscure clone with Italian origins; a versatile Grüner Veltliner (very few are working with this Austrian varietal in California); and two Pinot Noirs with wonderful flavors influenced by maritime breezes and smaller "mountain" berries -- the first from an old block of Pinot, and the second a very limited bottling from the Serendipity block, which has nine separate clones all picked in one day and fermented whole cluster. Come see why Belden Barns has already won a passionate following.
2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2014 Estate Grüner Veltliner
2013 Estate Pinot Noir
2014 Serendipity Block Pinot Noir
As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.