A WINE STORY by Marisa D'Vari: A beautiful summary of our special New York wine dinner Park Avenue Spring in May 2011
"Elizabeth and Jamie are passionate about wine and very vivacious and exciting individuals, and this passion comes out in the wine served at the dinner. Elizabeth had the brilliant idea of having dinner served in the "open kitchen" where we could see Executive Chef Kevin Lasko and his team prepare our incredible multi-course dinner. Seated around the table were long time fans of Marston Family Vineyard, who had fabulous stories to share about their experiences with the Marstons. One couple told us that they first met Elizabeth and Jamie when they made an appointment to see the estate, and the couple spent the entire day with them, taking them on a tour of the vineyard and then enjoying a wine tasting as the sun set." Link to the full article
This month we talk to Elizabeth Marston co owner of Marston Family Vineyard on Spring Mountain.
"The 2007 Vintage from Marston Family Vineyard is firm and intense, this is marked by loamy earth, dried currant, berry pie, black licorice and roasted herb flavors, providing a complex range of flavors... Best from 2012 through 3022." (Rated 91 points) –James Laube (December 2010 Cabernet Issue)
Taste of the Seacoast Magazine, Wine Profile by JoAnn Actis-Grande, September 2010
"Elizabeth Marston Leahy and I met at a wine dinner in Napa Valley last summer, just after she had married James Leahy. Their family vineyard produces a wine that’s a true Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a very small production—and a find for wine aficionados and collectors. I was impressed with Marston Leahy’s determination to bring together the next generation of wine professionals (the sons and daughters of well-known wine producers) to do amazing things in Napa. Here she talks about the past, present, and future of the Marston Family Vineyard."
Profile of Elizabeth Marston from 2010's Nantucket Wine Festival.
7x7 Magazine, Napa Valley Insider: 'The Next Generation in Wine' Carries on the Family Biz
By Ian White, December 2010
"The Next Generation in Wine, or NG, was created over a casual lunch in 2006 to bring together the next generation of Napa Valley’s family wineries. Although there is a range of ages in the group, they all share the daunting but enviable responsibility of taking over the family biz. I had the pleasure of joining the NG for their holiday party and although they definitely still do what the club was originally created to do, “socialize and have fun” they’ve moved beyond the buzz.
The NG, originally six and now twenty two members strong, has a non-profit status, an elected board and a unified focus with collaborative marketing and education programs." Link to the full article