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Hagafen poured at Korean inauguration

By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 at 9:51 am in Uncategorized.

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The wines of Napa Valley’s Hagafen Cellars have been poured at the White House 18 times and at Israeli government events.

Two nights ago, for the first time, they were poured at the Blue House, or the Blue Tiled House, which is the translation of Cheong Wa Dae, the executive office and residence of the new president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak.

According to winemaker Ernie Weir, these are the Hagafen wines that were most likely served at the new president’s inauguration:

2006 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
2006 Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Chardonnay
2005 Estate Bottled Napa Valley Merlot
2001 Estate Bottled Napa Valley Syrah
2003 Estate Bottled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s just another reminder of the world-class standing of the Napa Valley. Go Ernie!

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