Big Papa: Cabernet Franc Around the World



A wine seminar in Delafield on Thursday, January 23, 6 to 7:30 pm.


Cabernet Franc may be the world’s greatest patriarch of great red wines.

It’s the father of Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the father of Merlot. It’s the greatest red wine grape of the Loire Valley. And its hearty and robust character allows its vines to render great wines in cool and warm climates all around the world—from Bordeaux to California and from Italy to Chile.

All of which makes us ask ourselves, Why don’t we drink even more Cabernet Franc?

Waterford Wine & Spirits invites you to Cabernet Francfest. It’s a party to celebrate, discover and explore all the beauty and complexity of Loire Valley Cabernet Francs, as well as great Cabernet Francs from all around the world.

This tasting will feature Cabernet Francs from the grape’s most famous Loire Valley appellations—Chinon, Bourgueil, Saint-Nicholas de Bourgeuil, Saumur and Saumur-Champigny. With those Loire Valley appellations as our standard bearers, Francfest will sample wines from other wine regions which also cultivate the grape: Tuscany and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia in Italy, the Sierra Foothills of California and the Colchagua Valley in Chile. And Francfest will also feature a great wines from Bordeaux that includes Cabernet Franc in its cepage.

Wines to be tasted:

2017 I Brand Bates Ranch Cabernet Franc $35

2017 Hourglass Blueline Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Franc $150

2016 Blackbird Contrarian Napa Valley Blend $130

2017 Brash Higgins FRNC Cabernet Franc McLaren Vale, Australia $32

2016 Tenuta Meraviglia Bolgheri Rosso, Italy $35

2014 Chateau Lafleur Gazin Pomerol, France $65

2016 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc, Mendoza Argentina $32

2017 Owen Roe “Rosa Mystic” Yakima Valley, Washington $30

2017 Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon, France $35

All wines will have a substantial discount this night only! And there will be a bonus wine for those who arrive before 6 pm.

Categories: ,