Parducci wines are so good because the vintners take such good care of the land, according to owner Tim Thornhill. The Mendocino County, Calif., vineyards have been around since prohibition, but in recent years under Thornhill’s tutelage, it has made sustainability part of its core mission, and now claims to be the nation’s first carbon neutral winery (and its greenest, overall, a distinction that’s difficult to measure). It’s an energy- and water-efficient operation that draws its power from renewable sources and shuns chemical pesticides or fertilizers in favor of predatory insects for pest control, on-site owls for rodent control, homemade compost for fertilizer and other organic and biodynamic growing methods.
“I want more insects,” Thornhill says, and, expanding on his water-, energy- and soil-saving practices, he adds: “I end up with a better wine in the end.”
It’s true. The 2008 Sustainable Red is an easy smooth-drinking wine described by Parducci as having “berry fruit flavors and spicy complexities” that pair well with pasta, pizza and flavorful cheese.
Experience Parducci’s wines first hand right here in Denver at Rialto Cafe on April 23rd at 6:30pm for a 4-course paired dinner, featuring a menu by Chef Michael Dodge and Q&A by Pardcci Winemaker, Bob Swain. THhe menu will feature the popular Sustainable Red and a rare Port that only is allowed to family member of the Wineyard. The cost of the WIne Dinner is $50 per person (tax & gratuity additional) and includes 4 glasses of the sought after wine!
Check out the Parducci Wine Dinner menu here.
Reservation to this event can be made by calling: 303.260.4735