–The Wine Institute and California Wine Export Program have invited Peachy Canyon Winery to participate in the first-ever California Wine Symposium in Havana, Cuba, taking place from Jan. 31 – Feb. 3.
Peachy Canyon Winery will be participating in this educational wine forum focused on introducing American wines to the Cuban market. Founding vintner Doug Beckett will be speaking at a pre-tasting wine seminar in Havana as part of the event, where he has also been asked to introduce Peachy Canyon’s multi-award winning Bordeaux-style wine, Para Siempre, to Cuban sommeliers, restauranteurs, chefs and hotel managers.
The Cuba wine tasting event is the result of 10-months of planning with local Cuban distributors, wine experts, and restaurant and resort managers assessing the market potential for California wines by Sonoma-based US Cava Exports. President Obama’s recent modifications to the US-Cuba trade and travel embargo has led to increased American, Canadian and European interest and tourism in Cuba.
“To have been selected to be a part of this group of some of the finest wines and winemakers is truly a privilege and honor,” said owner Doug Beckett. “Representing Peachy Canyon and Paso Robles is without a doubt the icing on the cake.”
In 1988 Nancy and Doug Beckett founded Peachy Canyon Winery in Paso Robles, California, as a 500 case venture. Today, Peachy Canyon wines are currently sold in 48 states, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Canada. The senior Becketts now run the daily operations of along with their sons and partners Jake and Josh.
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