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Petar Kirilov, founder and winemaker for Kukeri, grew up in a small Bulgarian town where everyone made small quantities of their own wine and grappa at home. Having developed an early interest in wine helping his father make wine at age 10, Petar graduated in 2002 from Plovdiv’s prestigious University of Food technologies with a Master’s degree in winemaking. The following year, Petar wanted to learn even more about winemaking and therefore decided to leave for California, where he secured an internship with award-winning winery Truchard Vineyards in Carneros. Petar had to return to Bulgaria after his visa expired, but he had the chance to come back to California in 2005 after winning a green card ‘lottery’ based
on his special skills. He then joined the high-tech custom-crush wine company Vinovation, based in Sebastopol. After consulting with winery owner Tom Meadowcroft as a custom crush client, Petar joined Meadowcroft Wines in 2008 to oversee their production of high-quality wines. During his tenure, Meadowcroft production went from 2,500 cases to 25,000 cases! In 2010, Petar decided to follow his winemaking dream to craft his own label, Kukeri, focusing on producing primarily small-lot quality red wines from single vineyards. He launched his brand with fifty cases of Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Tom Meadowcroft’s vineyard on Mt. Veeder.  We were so impressed with his 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon that we included it in our CWM Q2Wine Club selection.  Please join us as we welcome Petar and taste through some of his wines.

Wines To Be Tasted

Kukeri 2016 Pinot Noir, Cornerstone Vineyard, Carneros, Sonoma $50.00

Kukeri 2016 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley $50.00

Kukeri 2016 Pinot Noir, Lakeville Vineyard, Petaluma Gap $50.00

Kukeri 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford $85.00

Kukeri 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stag's Leap District $105.00

Kukeri 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Meadowcroft Vineyard, Mount Veeder $125.00

$20 Per Person

CWM Wine Club Members (plus one guest) FREE