At the winery we don’t have the time to make small batches of pâte à choux every hour as guests arrive. However, there’s nothing more divine than gougères fresh out of the oven. Our secret solution is to make the dough coins and freeze them ahead of time. That way we can pop the amount we need in the oven without any fuss just as guests arrive. You can easily do the same at home.
Episode 9 | May 20, 2020 | Special Guest Django Walker
Break out your boots and bottles (of wine) because this week on the Wine Stream we’re bringing you a little country music! Napa Valley wine enthusiast and country music star Django Walker joins us as we sip through his favorite Palmaz wines – the Palmaz Rose and the Gaston Cabernet! He’s even promised to play us some tunes, so pop open a bottle, or two, and enjoy our favorite pairing – music and wine!
“It’s not everyday that I get to speak with the Founder/CEO of a brand that I admire. In this episode of Freshly Brewed (and the final episode of a three-part series on wine), I speak with Florencia Palmaz, leader and co-founder of the world famous Palmaz Vineyards. We talk trust and loyalty, technology, supporting staff during tough times, and what wine means to the head of a winery. It’s a beautiful episode, so I hope you enjoy it!” – Jeffery Fenton
Episode 8 | May 13, 2020 | Special Guest Alex Seronick
Oh how we miss our favorite restaurants and their wine dinners! Over the years, we’ve had the privilege to partner with some of the best chefs and restaurants to put on some truly memorable events. Although we can’t indulge in person, why not help bring their magic to our homes? This week we check in with Wine Director, Alex Seronick of Forbes Mill Steakhouse in Los Gatos. Alex and Chef Brian Weselby have teamed up with Palmaz Vineyards to host their first virtual wine dinner this Friday. Alex joins us on the Wine Stream to talk about this innovative new format.
Episode 7 | May 6, 2020 | Special Guest Amalia Palmaz
On a special Mother’s Day edition of the Wine Stream, we have the matriarch of the Palmaz Family, Amalia Palmaz joining us. She will take us back to the inception of the brand, shaped by a lifetime of experiences, while we sip through three vintages of her eponymous wine – The Amalia Chardonnay. We are truly exited to share her story and raise a glass to mothers everywhere!
Episode 6 | April 29, 2020 | Special Guest Brian Van Flandern
This week on The Wine Stream, we’re headed to Vegas, baby! Dust off your jiggers and cocktail shakers because famed mixologist Brian Van Flandern is here to teach us how to craft amazing concoctions with our non-alcoholic juices. Named “America’s top Mixologist” by FOOD NETWORK, Brian is sure to bring some luxury and style to your shelter in place game.
Episode 5 | April 22, 2020 | Special Guest Robert Crandall from Saint Louis Club
On this episode of the Wine Stream it’s time to break out the shades for the 2019 Rosé. Florencia shares her favorite pairing, Palmaz Gougéres. Special guest and celebrated Sommelier Robert Crandall joins us from the St. Louis Club in Missouri.
Few Napa Valley wineries – or any throughout the world for that matter – can claim history and proprietorship as compelling as that of Palmaz Vineyards. With its combination of Argentinian roots, 19th century California history, depth and breadth of fine wines, an ambitious culinary program, and show-stopping architecture and technology, Palmaz Vineyards can easily claim the title of Napa’s most distinctive luxury wine estate.
Passionate about food, wine, and land preservation, Amalia and Julio Palmaz, the winery’s Buenos Aires-born co-founders and co-chairmen, combine tradition with technology at both their fabled Napa winery and at their Genesee Valley cattle ranch located in the heart of California’s legendary Gold Country, surrounded by the Plumas National Forest. Both are family operations, and both employ the highest standards in producing products of unparalleled quality and luxury. Here are the five ways in which Palmaz Vineyards distinguishes itself:
Protecting our most Precious Resource | April 22, 2020 (Earth Day) | By Christian Palmaz
Driving into Palmaz Vineyards takes our visitors roughly a mile through the puzzle like lower vineyard parcels until they reach the winery carved into Mt. George.Along the way, guests sometimes notice the small purple signs in the vineyards, “This area is irrigated with recycled water.”Although during our tours, we normally make only mention of the winery’s net-zero water consumptive design, it often takes a backseat to the more wine facing innovations seen throughout the winery.However on Earth Day, we’d like to take a moment and highlight how Palmaz Vineyards has gained this prestigious status of net-zero water consumption.
The Palmaz Winery is situated inside the delicate and important MST (Milliken-Sarco-Tulucay) groundwater subarea.Many years ago the MST was identified to be potentially in danger of overuse.Increasing demand from homes, golf courses, and vineyard irrigation tap directly into this water source while drought weather patterns didn’t help with replenishment.The Hagen Creek, which runs down from Mt. George through the Palmaz Estate, was identified as an important contributor to the MST during the development of the property.
Episode 4 | April 15, 2020 | Special Guest Tony Pitts from One market
On this episode of the Wine Stream we sip the unique terroir of our 1,200′ Mt George Riesling, discuss VIGOR’s latest advances in vineyard irrigation, and check in with top Sommelier Tonya Pitts from SF’s One Market.