Beautiful Appellation St. Helena

February 26, 2016

St. Helena has been an integral part of Napa Valley grape growing and winemaking for over 130 years and we feel fortunate to be located within this special appellation. Not only is St. Helena an appealing and thriving community but the distinctiveness of its terroir was recognized in 1995 when it was granted appellation status.

A number of years ago, a group of us established Appellation St. Helena—an organization originally founded in 1875 and called the St. Helena Viticultural Society—to define and bring attention to this worthy appellation. Many prominent wineries made St. Helena their home in Napa Valley’s early days, including Beringer, Charles Krug, Louis Martini, Christian Brothers, Sutter home…the list goes on. And there are a number of pre-Prohibition wineries located in our appellation, Spottswoode Estate being among them. This community truly was a focal point when wineries were first being established.

To celebrate St. Helena’s longstanding legacy of fine wine and delicious food, please join us at bASH (“Beautiful Appellation St. Helena”), a food and wine pairing competition! This year’s bASH event will feature wine from 35 St. Helena wineries and food prepared by chefs from the Culinary Institute of America and local restaurants. We hope to see you there!

2016 bASH Public Food & Wine Tasting
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Culinary Institute of America, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena
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Pictured above: Spottswoode was awarded in the 2015 bASH event!