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November 11, 2014 09:02 ET

Drew Barrymore and Carmel Road Winery Partner on Latest Wine Launch

Make Memories Around the Table With New 2013 Pinot Grigio

SOLEDAD, CA--(Marketwired - November 11, 2014) - Today Carmel Road Winery announced a partnership with award-winning Barrymore Wines, founded by actress and wine enthusiast Drew Barrymore in 2010, to create a new Pinot Grigio. The Barrymore by Carmel Road wine will be available nationwide in time for holiday gatherings.

"I love the camaraderie of sitting around the table, sharing wine and making memories with family and friends. Pinot Grigio has been a perennial favorite because it's vibrant and complements such a variety of situations and foods," said Drew Barrymore. "Working with Carmel Road was a natural fit because they focus on creating expressive wines with unique personalities, and it's such a privilege to make this wine in California."

Bright and crisp, the 2013 Barrymore by Carmel Road Pinot Grigio offers flavors of lemon drop, Asian pear and honeydew melon alongside the "wet stone" minerality that is a hallmark of the Monterey region's rocky vineyards. Pinot Grigio pairs with a multitude of foods, from seafood to savory salads, and can serve as an aperitif for holiday meals.

"Monterey is an ideal place to grow Pinot Grigio; this wine highlights the lively fruit flavors and bright acidity that only this area can offer," said Kris Kato, winemaker, Carmel Road. "Drew had a clear vision for this wine, and I'm proud to be able to help bring it to life. Her passion for wine is clear and we love collaborating together."

Pinot Grigio, an Italian varietal, expresses distinctive purity when grown in California's cool, coastal Monterey region. The combination of sunny days and cold maritime winds allows grapes to ripen slowly, developing complex flavors.

The first Barrymore by Carmel Road Pinot Grigio offering is available online today, and will be at fine wine stores nationally this holiday season at a suggested retail price of $14.99. The line will expand to include additional varietals in 2015. Visit www.CarmelRoad.com/Barrymore-Wines or www.BarrymoreWines.com to learn more. 

About Carmel Road
Inland from Monterey's rugged coastline, yet still directly in the path of the ocean's relentless influence, Carmel Road Winery creates vibrant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Grigio that capture the essence of this remarkable region. The winery tailors its viticulture and winemaking techniques to capture the compelling character of this windswept area. Since its founding in 1997, the family-owned and operated winery has worked continually to improve farming and winemaking practices, creating complex wines while also preserving the ecosystem for future generations. Carmel Road is certified by SIP (Sustainability in Practice) and CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing) and recognized as a leader in water conservation, energy efficiency and land restoration. Learn more at www.CarmelRoad.com.

About Barrymore Wines
The discovery of new wines, new regions and new vintages is what keeps wine exciting to novices and enthusiasts alike. For Drew Barrymore, the allure of that journey and the chance to create an offering to share with her family and friends propelled her to delve into the world of wine. A fan of crisp, fruity white wines, Barrymore has created her eponymously named Pinot Grigio, a wine that is perfect for sharing and making memories around the table. Visit www.BarrymoreWines.com to learn more.

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