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Roudon-Smith Winery introduces their new Winemaker, Brandon Armitage
May 1, 2007


Santa Cruz, CA - Roudon-Smith Winery is pleased to introduce Brandon Armitage, winemaker for Roudon-Smith Winery.

Brandon Armitage is an exceptional young winemaker who has demonstrated wisdom beyond his years. After moving to the Central Otago region of New Zealand, Brandon found his true calling as he worked and studied vineyard management and winemaking. “Brandon has worked in both large and small-scale wineries and has gained expertise in every job from vineyard management straight through to the bottling line”, states Annette Hunt, part owner of Roudon-Smith Winery.

After New Zealand, Brandon moved to Colorado to expand his passion for winemaking Colorado where he was awarded a Gold medal in his both his Syrah and Cabernet Franc.
“Brandon is an exceptional addition to our Roudon-Smith family”, says Al Drewke, part owner of Roudon-Smith Winery, “The skill of a fine winemaker is not a job just anyone can do but is a critical element of our renaissance here.”

Moving to the Santa Cruz Mountains a year ago was a definite plan for Brandon, since Brandon’s wife is from this area as well as the fabulous region for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape growing. “Working at Roudon-Smith Winery, being just a mile from my home and making my favorite wine, Pinot Noir is a dream come true for me”, says Brandon.

Roudon-Smith Winery is inviting the community to ‘Meet the Maker’ on Saturday May 19th from 11-4:30pm at their winemaking facility at 2364 Bean Creek Road in Scotts Valley. Brandon will be available to sign bottles and Roudon-Smith staff will be conducting wine tasting of their hand crafted award-winning wines and pairing them with gourmet cheeses from the Summit Market. This is an excellent opportunity to get a personal tour of the winemaking facility and learn how the winemaker himself makes Roudon-Smith wines. There is a $10 tasting fee per person, which includes the tour, wine and cheese tasting and the souvenir wine glass.

For additional information please contact Annette Hunt, Owner at Office 831.438.1244, cell 831.359.0971 or Annette@RoudonSmith.com or visit their website at www.RoudonSmith.com

About Roudon-Smith Winery
The Roudon-Smith Winery is dedicated to the production of exceptional wines from selected vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains and other regions of California. Traditional winemaking methods result in elegant, long-lived wines, which are the perfect complement to any meal. At Roudon-Smith Winery, we specialize in the making of fine wines as well as the enjoyment of taking on new challenges. Every year, we search for the most remarkable fruit available. Then with a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, we aim to preserve this quality as the grapes evolve to wine. Though small, we are growing our production as we find additional exceptional grape sources that we can turn into high quality wines.

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