Windsor, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014
Two of Sonoma’s top female winemakers have joined together to create a new cooperative tasting room in Windsor, California. Phyllis Zouzounis of Deux Amis Winery and Brenda Lynch of Mutt Lynch Winery will open “Tasting Room On The Green” at 9050 Windsor Road, Windsor, CA on February 28th. The opening will coincide with two consecutive weekends of barrel tastings at the new location.
The new venture will showcase the traditional, hand-crafted wines that have been the hallmark of both winemakers.
“We’re really excited to have a new location where we can both grow our brands and contribute to the vibrancy of downtown Windsor. We think it’s a winning combination” said Brenda Lynch. Both wineries previously had retail facilities located in Healdsburg, CA.
For Phyllis Zouzounis owner and winemaker for Deux Amis, the Tasting Room On The Green name says it all. “We want people to know that there’s a new option for people to try when wine tasting in Sonoma County. The Village Town Green is an ideal place, to sit, sip and discover Windsor!”
Though Deux Amis specializes in producing premium quality Zinfandel, it also produces a highly sought after Petite Sirah. In addition to its vineyard designate reserves, the brand also produces a red blend “Ducks a Miss” that plays upon its oft mispronounced name. “We love the response when people get it” added Zouzounis.
Highly respected by fellow winemakers, consumers and club members alike, Zouzounis has consistently produced award-winning wines for the brand since 1987.
Mutt Lynch wines are known both for their humorous and “dog-centric” labels (a portion of all annual revenue is donated to animal rescue organizations) and award-winning quality. In addition to its “Dog Series” which includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Zinfandel, the brand has recently released a new limited production series of vineyard designate wines entitled mbf (Man’s Best Friend). Varietals included in the mbf series include Charbono, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Primitivo and Zinfandel.
The mbf series has won over 16 medals to date the most recent being a Double Gold from the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its 2009 Perotti Vineyard mbf Petite Sirah.
Ms. Lynch who is also an industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience has garnered over 150 medals in the last five years for Mutt Lynch. She founded the winery in 1995 along with co-owner and husband Chris Lynch.
The couple’s dog “Patch” an ex-racing greyhound from New Zealand serves as canine ambassador to the winery’s many “best friends.”
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About Deux Amis
Deux Amis is French for “two friends.” The winery was established in 1987 by longtime winemaking partners—Phyllis Zouzounis and Jim Penpraze. Deux Amis specializes in producing outstanding Zinfandels from Sonoma County in addition to award-winning Petite Sirah. Although Jim retired from winemaking in 2013, Phyllis continues their tradition of producing excellence in the glass by starting with small lot fruit from the very best vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley.
For more information visit: http://www.deuxamiswines.com
About Mutt Lynch
Mutt Lynch Winery is known for its unique and irreverent wines – Unleashed Chardonnay, Fou Fou le Blanc Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon, Portrait of a Mutt Zinfandel, Merlot Over and Play Dead Merlot and its limited production, vineyard designate series Canis Major and mbf. Owner Brenda Lynch has combined her love of winemaking and dogs into Mutt Lynch Winery. The winery donates a portion of all annual proceeds to animal rescue organizations and has a unique non-profit partner program that assists rescue organizations in their fundraising efforts.
For more information visit: http://www.muttlynchwinery.com