PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Pride Mountain Vineyards sits high atop the Mayacamas Mountains straddling the Napa/Sonoma county line.  Located at the site of historic Summit Ranch, where wine grapes have been grown since 1869, this beautiful setting includes wine caves dug deep into the mountains and the haunting ruins of an old stone winery dating to 1890.

Founded in 1990 by Jim and Carolyn Pride, Pride Mountain Vineyards is recognized as one of the “world’s greatest wine estates” by Robert Parker, Jr., joining just 22 other California wineries for this distinction.  Pride wines have appeared numerous times on The Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the World list, and have been served at the White House more than 25 times during the last two decades. 

In 2004, second-generation siblings Suzanne Pride Bryan and Steve Pride took the reins, furthering Pride Mountain Vineyards’ tradition of producing highly lauded wines.  In the cellar, winemaker Sally Johnson and her team work with the property’s exceptional estate-grown cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, syrah, sangiovese and chardonnay to produce world-class cuvées deserving of a place in any serious collector’s cellar.

 

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Jacob Avery

National Sales Manager

 

For Jake Avery, waiting tables was at first just a means to fund an insatiable skiing habit. But the sophistication of the professional Sommeliers in the fine dining scene of Aspen captivated his interest and solidified his desire to learn more. In the summer of 2008, Jake traded in his ski boots for cellar boots and moved to the Napa Valley to work a harvest and dive head first into the world of wine.

After spending a harvest running pump overs, shoveling pumace, and cleaning barrels, he enrolled in the Wine Business MBA program at Sonoma State University and began working weekends in the tasting room at Pride. While at SSU, he was honored to be the recipient of the first annual Don Reisen Memorial Scholarship and completed his degree in the Spring of 2012. Now working in National Sales, Jake is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Pride all over the United States.

Jake still clips into his skis and hops on his mountain bike at every opportunity and he recently completed his first marathon. Always pushing his limits with extreme sports, he keeps his edge at weekly Bocce Ball games in the Saint Helena city league. "Bocce Ball is all about balance. A cold glass of Pride Viognier in your left hand while you throw the ball with your right hand balances out perfectly."  At the end of a full day, he most likes to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the amazing food, wine, and hospitality of the Napa Valley.

PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS AT NAPA GALA VI

At the Quail Napa Gala VI, Jake Avery will be presenting his glorious 2015 reds.  We will also be showcasing the 2016 Napa Chardonnay.  There’s a lot to love here from one of our heritage wineries. Also available to purchase will be a selection of large format bottlings from the cellar.

 

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