Gustavo Wine is a reflection of my passion, heritage and lifetime love affair with wine. Winemaking is an artform and when others appreciate what I love, it solidifies myself as an artist!
~ Gustavo Brambila
Your successful bid provides you an extraordinary opportunity to have an exclusive private wine tasting with Legendary Napa Valley Winemaker, Gustavo Brambila. Gustavo is the founder and patriarch of Gustavo Wine. His heritage, roots and knowledge of Napa Valley wines stretches five decades. A Napa Valley celebrity, his career chronicled by the critically acclaimed “Bottle Shock – The Movie”. Enjoy barrel tasting with Gustavo over a yet to be released vintage as he speaks candidly about events in 1976 that made Napa Valley famous.
About Bottle Shock:
In 1976, Napa Valley looked a lot different than it does today. California winemakers had yet to prove themselves on a global stage. When a Paris-based, British parisian wine shop owner Steve Spurrier (Alan Rickman) traveled to the region to challenge Napa Valley winemakers to a blind tasting against their French counterparts, that all changed. Winemakers from the sleepy, bucolic Napa Valley scored a shocking victory at the “Judgment of Paris” – and put our wines on the map.
Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay was among the winners, and that story became the inspiration for a 2008 film. “Bottle Shock” certainly took some creative license – but the essence of the story is true. And actor Freddy Rodriguez – who portrayed Gustavo Brambila – captured his passion and his dedication to the art of making fine wines.
Click here to view the Bottle Shock movie trailer….
Donated By: Gustavo Wine
Procured By: Jacqueline Jacoby
Tasting experience to be held at
Oxbow District Tasting Room
1021 McKinstry Street
Napa, CA 94559