Winery Spotlight: Silver Trident Winery
Silver Trident Winery started producing wines in 2009, with the inaugural vintage coming from their Estate fruit in St. Helena! Proprietors Bob Binder (Co-Founder Oceania Cruise lines) and Walter Jost (Virtuoso Travel) had dreamed of expanding their wine brand, but of course you can't just do that overnight! After six vintages, they decided to put down roots in Yountville with a brick and mortor location for people to come and taste their wines!
Fortunately for us, Bob and Walter don't like to play the same game everyone else does, they set out to be unique and offer a completely one of a kind experience. Bob being the king of partnerships, he had a great relationship with Ralph Lauren Home, having used them to complete a few projects on the cruise line, it was a no brainer! When you walk into to Silver Trident, you immediately feel at home with the setting, a living room, dining room and library comprise the areas where tastings are hosted and everything you see and sit on is for sale!!
Working for a winery is much about the pride you get from representing a kick ass brand and lucky for me, I get to represent amazing wines, amazing men who thought of this darling combination and Ralph Lauren, a timeless fashion icon - score ! So let's talk about WINE for a minute. We produce 1800 cases today and that is comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon ($85), Malbec Blend ($45), Pinot Noir ($55), Sauvignon Blanc ($28) and a Rose of Pinot Noir ($28) . The greatest thing about our wines is our Winemaking genius Kari Auringer who is in charge. Kari's been in the industry for over ten years and got her feet wet as the assistant to Celia Welch (Scarecrow, Hollywood & Vine, Keever, Lindstrom, Corra etc), Her wines have structure, beautiful fruit, soft tannins and just the right amount of individuality from the next producer sourcing from notable vineyards like Beckstoffer and Dutton Ranch.