Anaba Wines Sets New Direction in Sustainable Winemaking with Turbine Portfolio Updates

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Anaba’s 2021 Turbine Chardonnay features a hand-painted watercolor label and dynamic new styling.

(September 1, 2022; Carneros, CA) – Anaba Wines, a premium producer of Sonoma County Rhone and Burgundy varietal wines, has reinvented its popular Turbine wine line with the launch of several new bottlings, new packaging, wine style, tasting room, lower prices and a subscription wine club. Updated to reinforce Anaba’s deepest values, Turbine’s new direction prioritizes sustainability and consumer accessibility, creating a delicious portfolio of wines inspired by the winds that sweep the region.

“Our goal with the new Turbine range is to create beautiful, well-made wines that are accessible to a wider audience, while remaining true to our commitment to be a sustainable and environmentally conscious company,” said John Sweazey. , owner of Anaba Wines. “The wind is a powerful force that we know well in Carneros. We wanted to harness this power in both the name and the quality of these wines.

Priced between $32 and $40 and made in a dynamic style, Anaba aims to expand the Turbine line with future vintages, making it the largest level in its portfolio, and eventually available through national distribution. Launch

Anaba’s 2021 Turbine Chardonnay features a hand-painted watercolor label and dynamic new styling.

in September 2022, the first release includes a 2021 Chardonnay fermented and aged in stainless steel. Upcoming releases include Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine, Grenache Pét-nat, Piquepoul, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Grenache Carbonique and an exclusive blend of white and red Rhône varietals. Turbine Wines are available for direct purchase through the winery, as well as through a new Turbine Wine Subscription, offering regular wine shipping at reduced prices and greater flexibility than most wine clubs. traditional.

Inspired by the experiences of John Sweazey falling in love with wine in the 1970s during his frequent trips to the French countryside, Turbine aims to capture that same culture where high quality wines are made at affordable prices with the aim of being valued in everyday life. Building on Anaba’s unassuming hospitality program, the Turbine line will be accompanied by an ongoing series of experimental and unconventional tasting experiences at Vintners House in Carneros. At the launch, Anaba will feature a pairing of Turbine Chardonnay and custom savory donuts courtesy of Marin-based Johnny Donuts, in addition to other tasting room activities including bocce and pickleball.

A winery with a strong commitment to ethics, the Turbine range will be Anaba’s most sustainable wines to date and takes its name from the winery’s 45-foot Skystream 3.7 wind turbine. When combined with solar panels, Anaba is able to use 100% renewable energy to meet the electrical needs of the winery. The new Turbine bottles use lighter glass to offset carbon emissions and are bottled without caps. Fruit for Turbine wines come from family vineyards that follow similar farming practices, including a commitment to reducing fossil fuels throughout the vineyard, a dedication to regenerative agriculture, and the common goal of moving towards organic farming practices. .

Boasting a hand-painted watercolor label designed in-house by Anaba’s Emily Hurst, the Turbine packaging is meant to convey a feeling of movement and depth, with the soft colors of nature. The triangle-shaped label represents the elemental wind sign that helps define Anaba’s home in Carneros, as well as the surrounding areas of Sonoma County from which Anaba sources fruit.

About Anaba Wines

Founded in 2006, Anaba Wines embodies owner John Sweazey’s commitment to premium Burgundy and Rhône varietal wines, sustainability and world-class hospitality offered in an unpretentious setting. Winemaker Katy Wilson oversees the production of Anaba’s diverse portfolio of cool-climate wines, sourced from a combination of estate and benchmark family winemakers located in a variety of Sonoma’s many AVAs. Since its creation, Anaba has opened a state-of-the-art production facility and, in October 2019, opened its Maison des Vignerons to the public. Located in the Carneros area of ​​Sonoma, Vintners House is a stunning physical embodiment of Anaba’s inviting ethos and commitment to community and hospitality. With a bocce court, paddle tennis/pickleball court, wood-fired pizzas and great wines, Anaba Wines stands out as one of the most fun and lively tasting rooms. Every aspect of the cellar is highly durable. In 2009, Anaba Wines became the first winery in Northern California to use wind power, via a 45-foot Skystream 3.7 wind turbine that provides clean power for operations on the estate. Today, Anaba uses 100% renewable energy from its solar panels and wind turbine, generating enough for the winery’s electrical needs.

For more information on Anaba wines, please visit www.anabawines.com

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Shirley M. Pinder