2014 Signature Vintner
Kosta Browne Winery has been selected as Signature Vintner for the 2014 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. The Wine & Food Fest will be held at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club on February 21 and 22, 2013. FineMark National Bank & Trust is the signature vintner sponsor.
For over 15 years Kosta Browne has crafted intensely flavored and balanced wines from the finest regions in California, including the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. Kosta Browne’s dedication to quality, stewardship and commitment to customer relationships has propelled the brand to industry leader, producing some of the most sought after new world Pinot Noirs.
2013 Signature Vintner
Husic Vineyards has been selected as Signature Vintner for the 2013 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. The Wine & Food Fest will be held at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club on February 22 and 23, 2013. Angelina’s Ristorante is the signature vintner sponsor.
With just a few vintages bottled, Husic Vineyards is already winning praise from wine enthusiasts. The 2006 Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon was a Double Gold Medal winner in the 2010 American Fine Wine Competition, and the 2008 vintage secured a Gold Medal in 2012.
Julie and Frank Husic, along with their sons FJ and Paris are living a family dream through Husic Vineyards. After purchasing the land in 1995, the Husics spent two years working on permitting and planning the vineyards. The land had never been lived on or farmed, and that meant that prior to planting in 1997, the land had to be cleared, dynamited and terraced. Today, the vineyards cling to the edge of a mountain overlooking Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap District. There are three vineyards, totaling nine acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
They have also recently added a Sonoma Chardonnay and Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir to their selection of estate wines.”Husic Vineyards is an exceptional addition to our 2013 Wine & Food Fest,” says Dr. Steve Machiz, chairman of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s sponsoring organization, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. “We are looking forward to tasting all of the wines offered by this extremely promising estate vineyard.”As signature vintner, Husic Vineyards wines will be featured at the festival’s Grand Tasting and Auction on Feb. 23.