Even though Andrew Tow’s first commercial release wasn’t until 2014, this project was 35 years in the making. Combining a personal passion for wine, along with a lot of hard work, he took was meant to be a “few barrels” for friends and family, to being one of the hottest labels in California and/or United States. In fact, “The Withers” was included on of the “Top 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits” of 2017 (the youngest winery to ever be named to the list).
Tow’s goal was to “produce elegant, nuanced, balanced, food friendly expressions of cool climate sites, that don’t sacrifice flavors” all evident with the sourcing of his fruit coming from the Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley and El Dorado County. Recently, Tow purchased over 120 acres outside of Placerville that he had been previously leasing. If this doesn’t demonstrate his commitment and passion of “The Withers” project…we just don’t know what does.
Andrew’s passion for wine allowed him to form many relationships over those 35 years of a “work in progress.” One of the most important, hands down, was meeting and collaborating with winemaker David Low. We can’t write this any better so we’re just going to do a little copy-and-paste from “The Withers” website:
“Mr. Low is an accomplished and acclaimed winemaker, having served in various capacities at William Selyem Winery, as Assistant Winemaker at Papapietro Perry Winery, and as Co-Founder and Winemaker at the award-winning Anthill Farms Winery. He has had a hand in crafting many distinctive and highly rated cool climate Pinot Noirs and Rhone Varietals, as well as Whites and Rosés.”
DROP THE MIC. ‘NUFF SAID. Feel free to insert your own expression now, but all we know is that David Low learned from the best, worked for the best and makes some of the best wines on the market, whether it was 10 years ago, present day or for the future. Ever since we have started carrying “The Withers” it has been one of our “BEST-SELLING” brands across the board. All of which will be on display April 4th…speaking of which here is the line-up:
2017 The Withers Rosé of Mourvedre/Grenache (El Dorado, CA) $22 **NEW RELEASE**
2016 The Withers “Peter’s Vineyard” Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast, CA) $39.95 **NEW RELEASE**
2016 The Withers “English Hill” Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast, CA) $49.95 **NEW RELEASE**
2015 The Withers “Charles Vineyard” Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley, CA) $46.95 **NEW RELEASE**
2014 The Withers “Ruben” Mourvèdre Blend (El Dorado County, CA) $38.95
2015 The Withers “Mr. Burgess” Syrah Blend (El Dorado County, CA) $43.95
This exclusive “Carpe Vino Wine Club Member” event is Wednesday, April 4th and starts at 6pm sharp! Upon arrival, guests will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Each guest will then receive six (two-three ounce) pours of wines listed above along with four different family style dishes paired/produced by Chef Eric Alexander. The menu will be available next week, but with such a high demand for this event we wanted to get tickets out ASAP. For this event we’re once again using a “ticket” system to prepay for reservations: $95/person, includes event cost, tax and tip inclusive.
• You must make reservations online by clicking on the “RESERVE NOW” button.
• Tables are not reserved; seating is open.
• Because this is a “ticketed” event, cancellations will not be refunded.
Look forward to seeing you soon!