Showcase of Cayuse and Christophe Baron's Portfolio with Christophe Baron and William Kelley

10 November 2018 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM GMT-5
Conrad New York
102 North End Ave
USD 200.00


William Kelley
Wine Advocate Reviewer
During his time at Oxford University studying history at St. John's College, Kelley served for four years as the president of the Oxford University Wine Circle, the world’s oldest tasting group of its kind. In addition to tastings with the Old World's greatest producers, he brought many of California's most celebrated and exciting wineries to Oxford for the first time. Kelley had the unique privilege to cut his teeth as a taster on many of the great wines of Burgundy of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Having worked harvests in California and Burgundy, Kelley’s first-hand experiences further inform his writing and criticism with a deeper understanding of viticulture and winemaking. A former correspondent for the wines of Burgundy for the UK’s Decanter magazine, creator of his own wine blog, William Kelley: Thoughts on Wine, and a contributor for The Robb Report and Noble Rot, William was short-listed for the Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year Award. William Kelley covers the regions of Burgundy, Chablis, Beaujolais, California Central Coast and Washington State for Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
Christophe Baron
Christophe Baron grew up among the vineyards and cellars of his family’s Champagne house, Baron Albert. Educated and trained in Burgundy, he first came to Washington State and the Walla Walla Valley in his 20’s as an intern. During a return visit in 1996, he discovered an area littered with cobblestones and the idea for a domaine focused on creating world-class Rhône wines was born. Today, Cayuse owns five vineyards with 41.5 acres of land currently planted. Cayuse creates 14 estate wines from this land totaling 4500 cases. From the very beginning, Cayuse Vineyards was farmed organically. In 2002, Cayuse became the first domaine in the Walla Walla Valley to implement biodynamic farming. The philosophy focuses on the interrelationship of earth, plants and animals as a closed, self-nourishing ecosystem, and adherents use an astronomical sowing and planting calendar. Cayuse crushed its first biodynamic fruit in the 2005 vintage and has been using biodynamic farming techniques ever since. Current Projects: Cayuse No Girls Wines Horsepower Hors Catégorie In Progress: Champagne Christophe Baron


Meet the vigneron Christophe BARON with his wines from the Independent Stones of Cayuse Vineyards and Horsepower Vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley.

Taste the wines and learn about the vigneron who discovered and planted the first vineyard in this unique terroir. 

William Kelley and Christophe BARON will host this rare opportunity.