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Valentine’s Day Presents, Part 1: Clos Pegase

In Drink on February 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Clos Pegase Winery


Clos Pegase Winery

Okay, here’s a Valentine’s act that’s hard to beat. Twenty years ago tomorrow, Jan Shrem, founder of Clos Pegase, gave his wife, Mitsuko, a vineyard as a Valentine’s Day present. The vineyard is purposefully comprised of 365 acres: one acre for every day of the year that he loves her. Known as Mitsuko’s Vineyard, these vines became the heart and soul of Clos Pegase Winery, producing six of the eight wines Clos Pegase releases nationally each year. 2009 marks not only 20 years since that gift was bestowed, but also 40 years since the Shrems were married in Switzerland. This year, the Shrems will also celebrate 25 years since their first vintage of Clos Pegase. The winery is especially near and dear to Mr. & Mrs. Foodinista’s hearts because we had our wedding rehearsal dinner in their candlelit caves a year and a half ago. Glasses of Mitsuko Chardonnay and Cabernet Hommage were flowing freely. There are few settings as romantic, so thank you Jan and Mitsuko for one of the best nights of our lives, and Happy Valentine’s Day! A few other reasons to toast: Happy Anniversary to Katie and Matt; Happy Birthday, Alec; and a very special congratulations to one of my dearest friends,  Nancy, who is tying the knot as we speak in Napa! We’re toasting you, Mrs. Davis, here from LA!

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