October 02, 2009 Welcome Renée Dale!
There is a new face at the top of Spring Mountain – kiwi Renée Dale, who joins the Pride wine team as this year’s international harvest enologist. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Renée has traveled the world learning about winemaking, studying in Italy and working at Coldstream Hills winery in Australia, Stags’ Leap Winery in Napa, and Villa Maria and Trinity Hill wineries in New Zealand. While traveling the globe working two harvests each year, she has also created a poster featuring the beautiful winery doors of New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay region (visit http://www.fotorap.com/wine.htm to take a peak), and writes an insider’s blog about her winery experiences at www.harvesthopper.blogspot.com. She can also grill up a mean steak, so she has become quite popular around the winery. Come on up to say hello!