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Craft Cellars Presents Deerfield Ranch Winery with Winemaker Robert Rex

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Craft Cellars on March 7, 2024 at 6:30 for an IN-STORE Wine Tasting Event with Deerfield Ranch Winery and Winemaker Robert Rex

Robert Rex – Owner and Winemaker

Robert Rex is a “Renaissance Man” possessing a great palate and an exceptional talent for winemaking. He is a chemist, graphic designer, woodworker, and an accomplished gourment cook. He has the ability to fix almost anything. With the harvest of 2024, Robert celebrates 52 consecutive years of winemaking. Robert is an accomplished and entertaining speaker and lecturer.

The Winery

PJ and Robert met at Berkeley in 1968. Robert, a back yard mechanic, kept PJ’s Italian sports cars running – takes an Italian to do that. As a thank you, PJ gave Robert, who was already interested in fine wine, a winemaking kit – seemed a good gift for a chemist grad. Robert made his first wine in his garage in Berkeley in 1972. He entered it in the California State Fair and took home the Best of Show Award. Robert found his passion and continued making wine in his garage, turned winery, for his family and friends.

Ten years later, PJ and Robert left their good jobs in the city to pursue their dream of owning a winery in the Sonoma Valley. In 1982, they bought the Deerfield Ranch in Glen Ellen where they got married, and turned the horse barn into their first winery. The Rexes still live there today, however, in 2000, they bought 47 acres on Highway 12 in Kenwood to expand the winery operation. The Deerfield Ranch Winery is still family owned and operated producing about 20,000 cases a year.

Our wines are barrel aged in the 23,000 sq. ft. cave, also home to the tasting room open daily to the public. Winemaker Robert Rex was the pioneer of the cleanwine® movement and can often be seen at the winery. His philosophy is “Wine should be good and good for you.” Come taste the passion!

The Line Up

  • Deerfield Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
  • Deerfield Ranch T-Rex
  • Deerfield Ranch Red Rex
  • Deerfield Ranch Pinot Noir Elio Vineyard
  • Deerfield Ranch Wolf Run Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Deerfield Ranch Ivy Glen Vineyard Zinfandel
  • Deerfield Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel

Craft Cellars provides each guest with a charcuterie plate carefully curated to compliment and showcase the beautiful wines from Deerfield Ranch Winery.

Venue

Craft Cellars
1345 32 Avenue Northeast
Calgary, AB T2E 7Z5 Canada
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