Bricoleur Vineyards Isla Rose
A Rose by Any Other Name
Isla Rose is a pretty name in and of itself. Pair it with wine, and it grows even more beautiful. Combine it further with October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it becomes a vintage with its own power.
Bricoleur Vineyards’ Isla Rose Brut Rosé is just that wine. A critically acclaimed rosy sparkler named for the two-year-old daughter of Bricoleur Vineyards’ co-Founder and COO Sarah Hanson Citron, the wine is topping the tasting menu for October. Citron, just 33, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is facing this critical challenge with grace, strength, and the support of her close-knit family. The Hansons founded
Bricoleur Vineyards to keep friends close and family closer. This wine is a testament to their latest challenge. Throughout the month of October, Bricoleur Vineyards will donate $5 from every purchase of Isla Brut Rosé to the VFoundation. For every case, the Hansons will make a matching $60 donation to the same Foundation. Bricoleur Vineyards’ newly launched “Sip with Purpose” campaign will continue for a year. October will focus on Breast Cancer Awareness and the V Foundation. Founded in 1993, the V Foundation seeks to fund cutting-edge research to help finally declare victory over cancer and has been instrumental in raising funds for cancer research through their annual Sonoma Epicurean event. To date, the V Foundation has granted more than $310 million for cancer research, and has personally been vital in helping Sarah and her family through the early stages of her diagnosis.
Generous philanthropists, the Hansons will also donate a portion of ticket sales from their October events at the winery to the V Foundation. See the website for event details and dates.
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Bricoleur Vineyards Partners with Sur La Table
Other events with Bricoleur Vineyards include a first-in-the-country partnership with Sur La Table. This inaugural series of six wine and food pairing classes launched in August and runs through the end of October at Sur La Table in Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village. Featuring wine pairings from Bricoleur Vineyards, this exciting collaboration is a natural fit as both teams are passionate about cooking, entertaining, and bringing people together.
Founded in 1972 in Seattle, Sur La Table has been offering cooking classes since 1996 and has 56 stores across the country. Bricoleur Vineyards opened in Sonoma County in 2020 and, in a short time, has amassed a stellar team that includes culinary advisor and James Beard Award-winning chef Charlie Palmer, and winemaker Bob Cabral, the first winemaker to make a 100-point North American Pinot Noir. Bricoleur Vineyards has a robust culinary program and is known for its unique wine and food pairings, which draw upon the bounty of their sustainably farmed culinary garden at the winery.
For more information on Isla Rose Brut Rosé, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the V Foundation, or Bricoleur Vineyards’ partnership with Sur La Table, visit the website at www.bricoleurvineyards.com.
Upcoming Wine & Food Pairing Classes
• Touring Tuscany – October 12th, 7-9pm, $110pp
Menu expertly paired with wines from Bricoleur Vineyards: Roasted Tomato and Olive Crostini, Grilled Steak with Rosemary and Garlic, Creamy Polenta with Pecorino and Wild Mushrooms, Dark Chocolate-Espresso Budino.
• Parisian Steakhouse – October 26th, 7-9pm, $110pp
Menu expertly paired with wines from Bricoleur Vineyards: Cast Iron Steak with Red Wine Sauce, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Pear and Hazelnut Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, finished with an Espresso Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream