10477 Lombardy Ln
Dallas, TX 75220
Date: June 27, 2014
Event Type: Wine Dinner
Price: $175 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity
Special Guest: Jim Clendenen
Jim Clendenen graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. It was during his "junior year abroad" in 1974, while turning 21 in France, that he discovered life beyond tacos. After graduation, a one month stay in both Burgundy and Champagne convinced him to attempt a career in wine rather than continue on to law school.
Beginning with the 1978 harvest, Jim Clendenen was assistant winemaker at Zaca Mesa Winery for three vintages, a valued training experience. In 1981 his vision broadened with three harvests in one year as Jim worked crush and directed the harvest at wineries in Australia and France. Three harvests in one year confirmed his masochistic tendencies.
In 1982, Clendenen decided, along with now ex-partner Adam Tolmach, to start his own winery in leased quarters. Au Bon Climat (which means "a well exposed vineyard") has grown over its history to over 30,000 cases through careful re-investment from its own production.
The winery has cultivated an international reputation for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Jim Clendenen, the “Mind Behind” Au Bon Climat, is recognized worldwide for his classically-styled wines (in addition to his Burgundian-focused ABC wines, Jim is also highly regarded for his Italian and other French varietals).
Jim Clendenen is recognized worldwide for his classically styled wines produced under the Au Bon Climat and Clendenen Family Vineyards labels. Meet the mind behind these unforgettable wines at Pappas Bros. Dallas' Jim Clendenen Wine Dinner on Friday, June 27th at 7:00 pm.