October 01, 2009
Pride wines, MC Hammer and a tribute to Ed DeBarto
It's late September and we've only harvested fifteen tons of fruit - nine tons of Chardonnay and six tons of Pinot noir, most of it for client winery, Schoolhouse Vineyards.
What better way for winemaker Sally Johnson to enjoy a little unexpected down time than to head to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco? Here she joined an all-star cast of pro-football players, rock stars (MC Hammer joined her for a quick photo) and politicos (including Willie Brown and Diane Feinstein) all honoring legendary owner of the SF 49'ers Ed DeBartolo, Jr. DeBartolo was inducted into an internal Hall of Fame created by the 49'ers to honor the numerous legends that have emerged from their organization.
Pride Mountain Vineyards, along with a few other exceptional wineries, was invited to pour our wines for the group, which included Steve Young, Ronnie Lott and Jerry Rice. A ceremony was held to induct DeBartolo featuring tributes from many luminaries and a serenade from his good friend Paul Anka, who had re-written the lyrics to his classic song, My Way, to commemorate DeBartolo having done it "Your Way."
A night to remember, we were thrilled to share our wines with the guests.
More information about the event can be found on the 49'ers website.