Sonoma Loeb Trade/Media Information
Ambassador John Loeb Owner
Telephone ~ (800) 989-2440 / (212) 509-0254
Fax ~ (212) 509-0255
Email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
PR Contact: Barrie Cleveland
Telephone ~ (805)543.1363
Email ~ Bcleveland@sonomaloeb.com
307 West 38th St. Suite 1008
New York, N.Y. 10018
Ambassador John Loeb - John Loeb has been growing grapes in the Russian Riverbend and Alexander Valley of Sonoma County, California since 1973. He was the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark from 1981 to 1983. He then served as a United States Delegate to the United Nations. He is a member of the Loeb and Lehman families, which have played an influential role in American business, political and cultural life since the early 1700’s. “I recall being introduced many years ago to the greatest dry white wines in the world, the wonderful Montrachets of the Burgundy District of France,” said Ambassador Loeb, “and I resolved that one day my vineyards would challenge the Montrachet vineyards.” Read More
Winemaker Phillip Titus- Phillip discovered his passion for viticulture and wine at the age of 12 when he began helping his father in the family vineyard and learning about wine around the dinning room table. Phillip studied agronomy, viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis. A dedicated student of wine, Phillip also traveled to France to learn about the great wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. He has been winemaker at both Chappellet Winery and Sonoma-Loeb for over 20 years. In addition he makes wine under his own brand, Titus Vineyards.
America’s First Carbon Neutral Wine - The Sonoma-Loeb 2007 Chardonnay was the first wine in the United States to be carbon neutral. We have continued this leadership role with our 2009 vintage. As a pioneer in environmental initiatives, winery owner John Loeb wanted to set a standard for other wineries. “The wine industry straddles the fence between agriculture and manufacturing,” he said. “So while we are not at all major polluters, we can help lead the way for others, not just to identify a marketing advantage, but to make a real difference.” Ambassador Loeb is involved in many projects that improve the well being of people and the betterment of the environment.
Vineyards - Sonoma-Loeb has been growing grapes in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley since 1973. The two vineyards have a total of 116 acres. The appellations are known for their rolling wooded hillsides, picturesque landscapes and highly sought after Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit. Sonoma-Loeb grapes have been purchased by many of California’s leading wineries and have contributed to the award winning Sonoma-Loeb portfolio of wines. Read More
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