Hundred Acre Portfolio Perspective with Jayson Woodbridge

23 November 2019 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM GMT-5
Ziegfeld Ballroom
141 W 54th St, New York
USD 275.00

Presenters


Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
Editor-in-Chief and Reviewer
Born and raised in rural Maine, USA, Lisa graduated from Colby College, ME, with degrees in English Literature and Performing Arts. Her wine career began by happenstance when, living as a struggling playwright in London after college, she was offered a job as the manager of a wine bar. Upon acquiring the position, she promptly enrolled for classes at the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) and continued her studies with them until achieving the institution’s highest accreditation level: Diploma. Lisa progressed through wine sales and marketing roles in the UK wine trade throughout the ‘90s and early noughties before moving to Tokyo in 2002, where she worked as a wine buyer for one of Japan's top fine wine importers and a wine educator at Tokyo's Academie du Vin. In 2008, Lisa moved to Singapore and began writing a column for Robert Parker’s website, eRobertParker.com. Later that year she achieved her Master of Wine (MW) qualification and the Madame Bollinger Medal for excellence in wine tasting. In 2013, she became the Editor-in-Chief for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com. She is also the publication’s critic for the wines of Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Sonoma County Bordeaux Varieties. In 2015, Lisa’s first book, Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality, was published. Recently, she relocated to Napa, California, to set up the new office for The Wine Advocate. She now lives in Napa with her British husband, two young daughters, their Border Collie and three sheep.
Jayson Woodbridge
Winemaker

Description


Hundred Acre has produced nineteen Robert Parker Wine Advocate 100-point wines since its first vintage in 2000 - an astonishing achievement. Robert Parker once called proprietor Jayson Woodbridge, “the Howard Hughes of wine”. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW further noted that Woodbridge, “thinks on another plane of existence”. That his unconventional ideas and ways of doing things clearly get the results only compounds the prevailing notions of a kind of mysterious, unseen, dark matter element that accounts for his success. So, perhaps Jayson Woodbridge is like Howard Hughes with a good dollop of Da Vinci?

We are very excited to announce that the sometimes reclusive, somewhat infamous, often provocative and always mind-blowing Jayson Woodbridge will be hosting this once-in-a-lifetime masterclass of Hundred Acre wines. The tasting will focus on two amazing vintages (2013 & 2014) of the Hundred Acre Napa Valley Single Vineyard wines, each culminating in a rare tasting of Wraith - rising up above the three vineyard components as its own wine. The tasting will then dive into the “Ancient Way”, showcasing this incredible Barossa, Australia vineyard with four epic vintages: 2005-2010. Co-hosted by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Robert Parker Wine Advocate, this is one epic wine tasting opportunity not to be missed!