Sweetfin will launch an exclusive reserve 2017 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir Rosé from Napa’s Bouchaine Vineyards, available by the glass or bottle at select locations starting June 14. This is the first restaurant collaboration for Bouchaine, the longest operating winery in the Carneros District (Napa, California). Similarly, this is the first product partnership that Sweetfin has launched and further affirms Sweetfin’s continuous drive to elevate its culinary, beverage, and overall experience.
Each bottle of Rosé was harvested and produced at Bouchaine’s winery and is “bursting with aromas of guava, wild strawberry, and watermelon. The 2017 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir is a lip smacking rosé that pairs perfectly with Sweetfin Poké,” says Chris Kajani, Winemaker and General Manager of Bouchaine Vineyards.
A coming together of like minds, Sweetfin partner Chef Dakota Weiss and Bouchaine winemaker Chris Kajani are both committed to sustainability and empowering female experts in culinary fields. Woman-owned, woman-chef-driven concept Sweetfin demonstrates continuous efforts to support women in the food and beverage industry, as does Bouchaine.
“The opportunity to work with a rock star female winemaker is really amazing. We always strive to serve our customers the highest quality, whether it’s buying locally and sustainably, or collaborating with people we love and respect,” says Dakota Weiss.
Already a leader in sustainable seafood sourcing, as highlighted by its recent work with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the collaboration with Bouchaine also embodies Sweetfin’s approach to a holistic eco-mindfulness. Bouchaine Vineyards’ 104 rolling acres are farmed using green practices that leave a gentle imprint on the land. The winery, which began making wine long before the region earned its reputation for producing today’s great Carneros Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays , was the first to participate in the Napa Green Farm Certification program.
“We are thrilled to partner with Sweetfin Poke on the 2017 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir. Their ‘Pole to Bowl’ philosophy mirrors our focus on making sustainably crafted wine from ‘Grape to Bottle.’ We had an incredibly fun time creating a wine to pair with Chef Dakota’s fresh and inventive flavors … Like Sweetfin, we believe quality and sustainability bring out the best flavors in both wine and poke—and could not be more excited to showcase Bouchaine at Sweetfin,” says Kajani.