CA winemakers, Merry Edwards & Ted Lemon, James Beard Foundation semifinalists
on 25/02/11 at 4:35 pmWine
One of California’s first woman winemakers, Merry Edwards, was named as a semifinalist in the Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional category. Edwards produces hand-crafted pinot noirs from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast at her winery in Sebastopol.
Ted Lemon, the first American ever hired as a winemaker and vineyard manager of a Burgundian estate, was named a semifinalist in the same category. At Littorai Wines in Sebastopol, he produces vineyard designated chardonnay and pinot noir from western Sonoma and western Mendocino counties.