When Edible Skinny was the Monterey/Carmel area in October we were able to spend a little bit more time with Miss Hunter Lowder President of the Carmel Valley based wineries Holman Ranch and Jarman.
Hunter is a fantastically sassy woman (when asked if she was married to Nick Elliiot, Guest Services Manager at Holman Ranch, she quipped “Actually, Nick’s married to me…”) who runs their family’s boutique wine empire (4,000 cases total) with the perfect Bossy Girl attitude (to quote Amy Poehler). Now ES readers will most definitely remember that we are super fans of the fantastic Holman Ranch (as Kelly says they make wines that “taste like I want to dance in them”) but for this Spread the Warmth we want focus on their newer brand: Jarman.
Holman Ranch’s Jarman label reflects the family’s dedication to quality through smaller quantities with only the best 100 percent estate-grown grapes used during an artisanal, small batch winemaking process and aged in exclusively French Oak barrels.
With a higher price point (their Chardonnay runs $45 while their Pinot Noir is $75), this cost is reflected through Jarman’s vintages being held in limited supply and not available anywhere outside of the tasting room.
But one of the best aspects of Jarman is its Do-Gooder dedication. With a personal connection to the dreadful disease of Alzheimer’s (Hunter’s mother Jarman, for whom the label is named after, passed away due to complications to the disease), $1 from each bottle sold will go to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. The funds are used on Alzheimer’s drug research to help find effective treatments for this dreadful disease that touches millions.
So if you’re looking for that perfect special occasion Pinot that helps spread the warmth through helping a spectacular cause make sure to grab a bottle of the Jarman!
Hoping your days are full of fantastically sassy women and your Holidays are delicious!