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Thursday, October 29, 2009
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Join ZINO Society for the second gathering in a new series of lunches called KEYnote (sponsored by Key Private Bank) Luncheons. These luncheons are held in a private dining area to encourage small group discussions. What a great way to become acquainted with someone. Each luncheon will feature a person who has made an impact on business and local or global community. John Howie of Seastar will be providing two entree options. Stay tuned for details.
Tom & Anne-Marie Hedges
It was 1986 when Washington native Tom Hedges found his first employment in the wine industry marketing American wines in Taiwan. From that humble beginning, Hedges Cellars, then a "virtual" winery, found its first customer: the government of Sweden. Tom and his wife Anne-Marie marketed their Cabernet/Merlot blend to foreign buyers exclusively for two years before going domestic and opening up North American distribution. Still without their own winery, they took a chance buying acreage on an obscure little hill called Red Mountain.
The Hedges have concentrated their efforts on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the concept of terroir since their first vintage in 1987. With Anne-Marie Hedges' roots and childhood in the Champagne region of France, it was only natural that a French-style chateau would be built on the slopes of Red Mountain amongst their vines.
Brother Pete Hedges joined the winery as General Manager, becoming head Winemaker in 2002. Son Christophe and his wife Maggie began working for the winery soon thereafter and Hedges Cellars became Hedges Family Estate.
Their future direction is clear: they will continue to work as a family to unite farming, winemaking, and the promotion of their wines and the Red Mountain AVA.
Seastar Restaurant and Seafood Raw Bar
2121 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
Limited Seating. Please call to sign up. McKenzie Powell: 206.621.0466
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