Mark Hanson, Co-Founder & CEO of Bricoleur Vineyards, is thrilled to announce that renowned, critically-celebrated winemaker Bob Cabral, of Bob Cabral Wines, has joined Bricoleur’s winemaking crew as co-winemaker.


Cabral was Wine Fanatic Magazine’s 2011 Winemaker of the Year, and made the very first 100-point North American Pinot Noir in the course of his superb 17-calendar year tenure at Williams Selyem. He joins a workforce at Bricoleur Vineyards that was honored past 12 months as 1 of the 10 Ideal new wineries in the place by Usa Today.


“Since our very first vintage of wine in 2017, it has constantly been our target to create a vivid and set up winemaking crew,” mentioned Mark Hanson, Co-Founder & CEO of Bricoleur Vineyards. “Along with our existing Winemaker Cary Gott and Assistant Winemaker Tom Pierson, the addition of Bob Cabral as Co-Winemaker will actually enrich our winemaking plan and choose our currently excellent collection of more than 20 distinctive wines to a new stage.”


A fourth era grape grower, Cabral grew up on a ranch in California’s Central Valley, and has a sixth feeling for determining expressive web-sites. 2023 will mark Cabral’s 44th vintage as a winemaker. He has created a long lasting standing for crafting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with freshness and vibrancy, that convey the nuances of their respective vineyards. Cabral, formerly the winemaker for eight several years at 3 Sticks and for 17 several years at Williams Selyem, now can make his have wines for Bob Cabral Wines. Keeping a company perception that “great winemaking is always accomplishing the right issue when no one is seeking,” Cabral will collaborate with Gott and Pierson on each individual choice which include farming, selecting, and sourcing. His effect will be felt right away, as one of his first responsibilities will be sourcing some new vineyards in 2023 and blending the 2022 wines with Gott and Pierson.


Cabral and the Hanson Family also share a commitment to neighborhood assist. Cabral’s individual wines profit children’s charities, and he has collaborated with the Bricoleur workforce on numerous auction tons that have lifted important cash for the Sonoma County Vintners’ Basis and the Emeril Lagasse Basis.


“I am exceptionally energized and grateful to have the prospect to do the job with the winemaking group at Bricoleur Vineyards,” stated Cabral. “Moving on to new jobs and enduring new vineyards supplies amazing possibilities to grow as a winemaker. I was fortunate to understand early in my vocation that the journey of performing with unique soils and crafting wines from their fruits is the desired destination. I search forward to this journey with Bricoleur Vineyards, particularly contributing to their one of a kind wine & meals encounters.”


Bricoleur Vineyards at this time would make wine from two sustainably farmed estate vineyards – a single in Russian River Valley, and the other at prestigious Kick Ranch Vineyard in the Fountaingrove District AVA, which has delivered the fruit for numerous noteworthy wines. Bricoleur Vineyards wines are also built from grapes sourced from the Demostene Winery in Alexander Valley and from the Gloeckner 4 and Westphall Ridge Vineyard in the Rockpile AVA.


“We are honored and happy to welcome Bob Cabral to our winemaking staff,” stated Gott. “Bob and I have recognised each other for several years. His talent, exclusive Sonoma County views, and winery information will heighten Bricoleur Vineyards’ efforts at each individual amount.”


Assistant Winemaker Tom Pierson extra, “How blessed am I? I get to learn from two titans in the wine field – Bob Cabral and Cary Gott. Bob has a deep comprehension of Sonoma County and the area’s very best winery internet sites. I simply cannot wait around to make Bricoleur’s wines with each other with Bob and Cary, experts with unparalleled practical experience who I am happy to simply call colleagues and mentors.”


Bricoleur Vineyards opened in the Sonoma County city of Windsor, just south of Healdsburg, a few years back and in a shorter time has acquired recognition for their genuinely special wine and foodstuff pairings. They not too long ago launched a new 3-study course pairing referred to as “Soaring,” and past summer launched a six-course “Rooted wine & foods pairing, along with a strong array of specific occasions, and a supper series named “The Seasons,” that showcases the estate’s bountiful, sustainably-farmed culinary backyard garden.


Bricoleur Vineyards is open Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only and reservations can be manufactured by traveling to or by calling 707-857-5700. Bricoleur Vineyards is near to the Santa Rosa airport, which accommodates both professional and non-public planes, and it is only an hour north of San Francisco. Bricoleur Vineyards is positioned at 7394 Starr Street in Windsor, California and can be identified on Instagram @bricoleurvineyards. One particular-of-a-kind lodging is also available in Bricoleur’s spacious Vineyard Home.

About Bricoleur Vineyards
Bricoleur Vineyards is a well-known place with guests to Wine Nation, who truly feel welcome in its wide embrace of pursuits and encounters. There’s something for everybody at Bricoleur Vineyards – from lodging & bocce to picnics & yoga – and whether or not visitors are new to Wine Country or aficionados, there’s constantly some thing dazzling to discover at Bricoleur since the seasonal wine and food items pairings from the sustainably-farmed estate are continuously evolving, leaving company feeling calm and renewed.
Bricoleur Vineyards launched its first vintage in 2017 and opened its tasting home in 2020. It is tucked absent in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley – just south of Healdsburg. Established by the Hanson family, Bricoleur Vineyards can be located at the conclusion of a winding street in the charming, bucolic city of Windsor, only an hour north of San Francisco – and extremely near to the Santa Rosa airport. The distinct name, “Bricoleur,” is French for a single who commences building anything with no apparent program, incorporating bits right here and there, cobbling with each other a entire even though traveling by the seat of their pants.

Bricoleur is acknowledged for their actually special wine and foodstuff pairings, designed by their lauded, all- star chefs: Culinary Advisor, James Beard Award-winning Chef Charlie Palmer In-Household Executive Chef Thomas Bellec, who’s been distinguished as a Master Chef of France by Maîtres Cuisiniers de France and spent 23 yrs with 4 Seasons and Chef de Cuisine Todd Knoll, who was beforehand with Jordan Vineyard and The Ritz-Carlton. The winemaking workforce – Bob Cabral, Cary Gott, and Tom Pierson – works hand-in-hand with the culinary group to generate the six-class “Rooted” tasting and the three-program “Soaring” tasting. The two tastings properly pair Bricoleur’s sophisticated, award-successful wines with creative tiny plates, and transform throughout the calendar year to express the seasonality of the estate’s sustainably-farmed culinary backyard garden.

The Hanson family’s roots run deep in Sonoma County. Mark Hanson was born in Santa Rosa, and Beth Wall Hanson’s terrific grandfather, Pietro Carlo Rossi, was the authentic oenologist for Sonoma County’s historic Italian Swiss Colony. Rossi revolutionized California winemaking in the 19th century and under his route, the Italian Swiss Colony became just one of America’s foremost wineries. Philanthropy is crucial to the Hanson spouse and children, and serving their neighborhood goes hand-in-hand with their warm hospitality.