THE EAST BAY VINTNER’S ALLIANCE WELCOMES ITS 23RD MEMBER, STOMPING GIRL WINES
Berkeley-Based Urban Winery Brings Exceptionally Crafted Pinot Noir to the EBVA
(Berkeley, CA) March 1, 2011—The East Bay Vintner’s Alliance (EBVA,) the premiere urban wine group headquartered in Oakland, California, has welcomed its 23rd member, Stomping Girl Wines, www.stompinggirlwines.com. This Berkeley, California, winery is known for producing artisanal Pinot Noir inspired by three generations of family winemaking.
“We love Pinot because we believe it is the most delicate and elegant of all wine varietals. When a Pinot Noir is done well, it has a distinct, luxurious taste that pairs well with almost any food,” says winemaker and Co-Owner of Stomping Girl Wines, Kathryn Cohen. “Any grower or winemaker will tell you that Pinot is definitely not the easiest grape to work with, but we love the challenge of creating a great wine and hence, our inspiration for creating Stomping Girl Wines.”
Stomping Girl Pinot Noirs can be found at stores and restaurants around the Bay Area including Coco500, Zut! On Fourth, Revival Bar and Kitchen, Weimax Wine & Spirits..
Stomping Girl wines will also be participating in the EBVA’s upcoming “Passport to the East Bay” on April 2, 2011 and will pour at Urban Legend Cellars in Oakland, California. Tickets for “Passport to the East Bay” can be purchased at www.eastbayvintners.com.
For more information on Stomping Girl Wines, please visit www.stompinggirlwines.com.
ABOUT STOMPING GIRL WINES
Stomping Girl Wines is a family-owned and operated winery that produces small lots of artisan Pinot Noir, inspired from three generations of family winemaking. Stomping Girl Wines sources grapes from top vineyard sites in Northern California and uses traditional, low intervention winemaking practices to guide the expression of Pinot Noir’s true flavors. Kathryn and Uzi Cohen began their practice of winemaking in 2003, creating wine in their own garage, and then in 2008, started their commercial label, Stomping Girl Wines. Stomping Girl Wines is named in honor of Esther, Uzi Cohen’s winemaker grandmother, and the modern “stomping girls” in the family who also work in the cellar. For more information on Stomping Girl Wines, please call 707.317.6617 or visit www.stompinggirlwines.com.
ABOUT EAST BAY VINTNER’S ALLIANCE
The East Bay Vintner’s Alliance (EBVA) is a collection of 23 innovative, urban wineries spanning from Alameda to North Berkeley, and produces some of the highest quality wine around by sourcing the best fruit possible. Founded in 2005 and officially headquartered in Oakland, CA, the EBVA prides itself in being the “earliest group of modern age winemakers,” sourcing fruit from Oregon to Southern California, and as far away as the Rhone Valley in France. The EBVA uses both cutting-edge and traditional methods to create destination-worthy wines in an undiscovered, urban wine country.
Twenty-three wineries and seven tasting rooms produce over a hundred diverse award wining wines including Whites, Roses, Reds, Ports and fruit desert wines, using varietals from Barbera to Zinfandel, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, and Pinot Noir among others.