I met Seth Cripe several years ago, when I tasted his extraordinary 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir. Wines made from the Pinot Noir grape, the grape of Burgundy, France are known to be of a medium-body with a soft and pleasing taste, often with subtle flavors of fruit.
LOLA VINEYARDS: Seth Cripe with Chapoutier, Mondavi, and Sur Lucero in Rhone Valley, France – Part 2
Indeed, his talent has earned him the support of some great wine houses in Europe, where he has special guest status with such famous vintners as Dujac and the Seysses family in Burgundy, and Chapoutier Hermitage in the Rhone Valley.
Exclusive: Seth Cripe – the Venice Beach vintner says, “it was Robert Mondavi who also made an impact on his passion for Napa Valley and great wine” – Part 1
…but once in a while a bright new star starts to shine in the industry, someone who has been graced with a lot of innate winemaking talent. Such is the case with the Venice Beach vintner, Seth Cripe, whose winery, grape vines and headquarters/guest house are in Calistoga, Napa Valley.
Award-winning television & radio talk show host and author Susan Irby, aka The Bikini Chef™ is bringing a new food-age experience to TribeLA magazine for our readers to digest. We have a group of exciting guest appearances scheduled to educate and motivate us on the new age of food, wine, and spirits movement.
“Our mission is to inspire and create joy in every aspect of our guests’ stays,” said General Manager, Anna Olson. “‘Allegretto’ is our ‘Aloha’.’’ A little over 200 miles from L.A., this vacation destination is nestled on 20 acres that include wine-grapes, olives and fruit trees, 171 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant with chef’s garden, wine bar, 12,000-square-foot courtyard, pool and cabanas, spa, Abbey (a multi-use French-inspired chapel), ballroom, indoor and outdoor event space, walking paths, manicured Mediterranean gardens, specially crafted vignettes, and arts and artifacts that invoke the luxury, warmth, and beauty of la dolce vita.