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Meet International Vines Owner Gillet Johnson...Cheers to Australian & New Zealand Wines!

September 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Gillet is a wine industry professional who graduated from The American University in Paris and began a career on Wall Street in the fast paced world of currency trade. A native of "Wine Country" in Upstate NY, Gillet's calling for the wine industry was strong. He moved to San Francisco in 1990 and began his new life dedicated to the wine business. Throughout his career in wine, Gillet has worked with over 200 wholesalers, represented over 30 wineries, and 65 brands (E & J Gallo, C. Mondavi & Sons, Raymond, Evans & Tate) of which over a dozen he has overseen the importation and complete development. A skilled insider, Gillet has served on the Board of the Australian Wine Bureau and served as an advisor to the Wine Industry Association WA. He has featured his wineries on many radio shows, and has been quoted by Wine Business Monthly among other major publications. Gillet will be pouring his delicious New Zealand Wines alongside our Australian Selections and we can't wait for you to meet him!

 

2018 Ranga Ranga Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Sustainable, estate grown and a great old-school example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! The crisp flavors carry a solid core of lemon grass, lime zest, the tang of cut lawn, plus a hint of dried herbs and a touch of minerality. It packs a fresh, zingy punch on the finish that makes it stand out from the crowd.
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2018 Arona Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
The riper, more tropical and exotic side of Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, Arona features a wide spectrum of flavors. This wine offers a bright nose of pear, kiwi, citrus and melon. Ripe stone-fruit and pineapple with lifted floral notes fill out the palate.
Regular Price $17.99 per bottle, $215.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2018 Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
This single vineyard wine is elegant and intense, fuller-bodied and full of fruit. Low yields, French yeast, long and very cold fermentation and aging “sur lie” produce a wine of lush flavors, true elegance, classic Marlborough minerality and a weighty mid-palate. Later harvesting means more hang time in the long fall evenings and more extreme temperature differences, both of which help this wine develop its complex palette.
90 points Wine Spectator
Regular Price $22.99 per bottle, $275.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2017 Serafino Wines Grenache-Syrah-Mataro
McLaren Vale, Australia
This wine has aromas of forest berries, rose petals, cherries, plums and spice. Medium bodied with a beautiful long even bright palate of violets, plums and mouthwatering orange rind and soft tannins. Enjoy young when bright and vibrant, or cellar up to 2025.
Regular Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price $18.99 per bottle, $227.88 per case

2016 Serafino Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
McLaren Vale, Australia
A deep red wine with bright purple hues, This Cabernet Sauvignon is full of flavor, texture and complexity. The fruit is voluptuous and full with blackberry coco, ripe red pepper notes, plum and black olive characteristics, finishing with fine tannins and power enhanced by quality integrated oak.
Regular Price $23.99 per bottle, $287.88 per case
Sale Price $17.99 per bottle, $215.88 per case

2016 Serafino Family Vineyards Shiraz
McLaren Vale, Australia
The aromas of this premium Shiraz include distinct mocha and mulberry aromas complemented with vanilla and cedar. The palate displays blackberry, blueberry, mint, dark chocolate and violets intertwined with spicy fine grained tannins. French and American oak integrates harmoniously with the dark berry fruits, providing a full flavored wine with layers of texture and flavor.
Regular Price $23.99 per bottle, $287.88 per case
Sale Price $17.99 per bottle, $215.88 per case

NV Serafino Family Vineyards Maglieri La Brusco
South Australia, Australia
Best served chilled, La Brusco’s aromas evoke a fresh basketful of seasonal cherries and strawberries. Vibrant and youthful, this wine has a deliberately slight effervescent or frizzante impact and fruitful richness and the mid-palate finisheing fresh and clean. The lower alcohol is refreshing on the palate allowing the pure flavors of the grape to shine through.
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case