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Foodie Chap With Winemaker Andrea Card of Benziger Winery


SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - Andrea Card began working at Benziger in 2001 as the Harvest Lab Technician. Because of her outstanding work, she climbed the ladder to permanent Lab Technician, then Enologist, Harvest Lab Manager and Enologist, Lab Manager and then Production Manager.

Now, as a Winemaker, she directly works winemaking activities from crush through bottling, all while focusing on efficiency and quality. Andrea is responsible for the Organic and Biodynamic© certification for processing grapes and olives including annual inspections of Benziger facilities.

Andrea graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2001 with a degree in Agricultural Business with an emphasis in farm and ranch management. To further her education, Andrea has received a Winemaking Certificate from UC Davis and was a member of the California Agricultural Leadership Program. Benziger has recently partnered with Transcendence Theatre Company releasing two signature wines for the 2016 Broadway Under The Stars performances.

I met with Andrea recently to talk about her wonderful wine journey and the pairing of Benziger & Transcendence.

Cheers, Liam!

2015 Sauvignon Blanc Best Life Ever from Benziger Family Winery (credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)
2015 Sauvignon Blanc,
Best Life Ever

Sonoma County
From our Frank Johnson Vineyard from Dry Creek Valley and Sandoval from Sonoma Valley
Fermented in Stainless Steel and Neutral French barrels to enhance the mouthfeel and give roundness
Classic California Sauv Blanc with nice fruit aromas and refreshing finish…

2014 Red Wine Call of The Wild from Benziger Family Winery (credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)
2014 Call of the Wild
~75% Merlot ~25% Syrah
Aged in 30% new French Oak barrels and 70% older French Oak Barrels
Sonoma County Merlot – juicy, fruit driven with the structure of Syrah to support the great fruit

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