Clif Family Winery
Avid cyclists and adventurers at heart, Gary and Kit were enjoying a cycling trip through Northern Italy when they found themselves relishing in a leisurely meal with fresh organic local food. The desire to re-create that experience through Clif Family Wines is how the food truck was born. As a goal to share great food with the local community, Executive Chef John McConnell has designed a creative menu consisting of farm fresh bruschetta, spiedini, salads, Rotisserie chicken and sweet treats. 90% of the organic produce served at our Bruschetteria Food Truck comes from our Clif Family Organic Farm.
All 90 acres of Clif Family estate vineyards and farm are certified organic and certified Napa Green, a “soil-to-bottle” sustainability program. Clif Family Winery is committed to improving the efficiency of their crop inputs and increasing their soil organic matter and plant diversity.
Clif Family mission is to craft unique, regional wine and foods using practices that care for the earth; to support growers who use sustainable, organic farming methods; and to contribute to a more vibrant and healthy food community. The Team is committed to partnering with growers that farm organically or are certified through a third-party certification program such as Napa Green or the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Their Cold Springs and Croquet Estate Vineyards are CCOF certified organic and Napa Green certified.
On this week's episode of SIP Virtual Wine Tastings we talked with Winemaker Laura Barrett of Clif Family Winery in Napa Valley. Laura shared the story and background the the Clif Family brand, shared details about her winemaking style and philosophy and talked about the sustainable and organic farming practices at Clif Family as well as the organic certified vineyards planted this year. Watch to learn about Howell Mountain wines including the small production 2017 'Gary's Improv' Zinfandel.
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