NEW ORLEANS –
Flambeaux Wine, located in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, California, was set to travel to their hometown of New Orleans this week for the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience to host dinners and pour at exclusive tastings such as Vinola, where elite wines from around the world are presented by the vintners themselves.
“When the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience was canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak,” said Art Murray of Flambeaux, “we decided to pour our wine online via Instagram Live, on the same day we would have been pouring the wine in New Orleans.” Find the winery on Instagram @FlambeauxWine.
This Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Flambeaux Wine will chat about their 2014 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon on Instagram Live, with hosts Steve and Pattie Murray bringing the same passion and charm they would bring if pouring their wines from across the table at a high-end wine tasting event.
Flambeaux prides itself on making hand-crafted, limited-production wines that capture the essence of the Flambeaux Dry Creek Valley Estate Vineyard, as well as other world-class Sonoma County vineyards. The Flambeaux are the dancing torchbearers of New Orleans Carnival during Mardi Gras, representing tradition, light, dance and joy.
Art and Nicole Murray, co-founded Flambeaux in Healdsburg, California along with his parents Steve and Pattie Murray, and daughters Alys, Elizabeth, Nia and Lila Murray. At Flambeaux, Winemaker Ryan Prichard (who makes wine at Three Sticks, and has also worked at Williams Selyem, Copain Custom Crush and Medlock Ames) employs the Murray family’s philosophy of allowing the grapes to evolve and naturally grow into what they become. With this minimalist approach, the fruit ends up as the best of itself and results in intriguing and exciting wines. Flambeaux currently produces a Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and Sonoma County Rosé.