A Journey of Discovery: Learn About the Agricultural Gem of Suisun Valley and the Recently Opened Caymus-Suisun
Saturday, February 25
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Wagner family founded Caymus Vineyards in Rutherford, Napa Valley, in 1972. Fifty years later, they were thrilled to open a new winery in nearby Suisun Valley. Separated from Napa by just an invisible county line, Suisun Valley became an AVA in 1982, just one year after its famous neighbor. Yet this exceptional wine region remains largely undiscovered. About one-tenth the size of Napa Valley, Suisun Valley shares a remarkably similar maritime climate, influenced by San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Warm days and cool nights provide ideal conditions for a variety of grapes. Suisun Valley has stayed out of the spotlight due to its small size and family wineries that sell mostly out of their tasting rooms. Historically known for its stone fruits and walnuts, the region is increasingly being recognized for the quality of its wines. The Wagners began exploring Suisun Valley about 10 years ago, drawn in by its pastoral beauty, small family farms and high-quality fruit. Their excitement led them to farm grapes in the region and create a new label, Caymus-Suisun. In spring of 2022, they opened Caymus-Suisun Winery, with a modern design nestled among vineyards and fruit orchards. They feel extremely fortunate to be part of the Suisun community and to invite others to explore this remarkable wine region for themselves.
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Caymus-Suisun The Walking Fool Red Blend
Caymus-Suisun Grand Durif
Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc
Sea Sun Chardonnay
Sea Sun Pinot Noir
All net proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.