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Sep. 10, 2007
Raise a Glass
This is from Linzi, who used to work here in Berkeley, but now works... well, you'll see: I used to work for Clif Bar on the LUNA marketing team before I moved back to my hometown of Napa Valley, CA. Since I don’t like to commute, I reluctantly left the amazing people, food and family at Clif Bar behind and took a job in the wine industry. I grew up here and I love working with the wineries and local farms, but I couldn’t help but miss my old friends back in Berkeley.

Then something fortuitous happened—Gary & Kit decided to start making wine. Last year, Clif Bar & Co. owners Gary & Kit released four red wines under the Clif Bar Family Winery label and they just released their first organically-sourced white wine from winemaker Sarah Gott. Now, I work for Clif Bar Family Winery & Farm in my own backyard!

The great thing about the Farm is that there actually is a Farm with goats, chicken, horses and lots of yummy organic fruits and veggies. And everything is run off bio-diesel. While there is no estate vineyard yet, we're sourcing fruit for the wines from great vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties and we're trying to help small farmers make the transition to organic.

Our current releases include five wines—The Climber North Coast Red Wine blend ($15), The Climber California White Wine blend ($12.50), kit’s killer cab Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($35), Gary’s Improv Napa Valley Meritage ($32) and a Napa Valley Syrah ($20). You can find all of these wines online at www.ClifBarFamilyWinery.com. We're selling them in California, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, Illinois, Florida and soon Washington and Texas.

We also just released our first extra virgin olive oil which is available exclusively on our web site.

Check out our wines! I think you’ll enjoy them…I know I do.

Linzi

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