Gelson’s Launches New Winemaker Series First Collaboration with “First Lady of Wine” Heidi Barrett
Encino, Calif. (February 1, 2024) - Customers and critics, including Wine Enthusiast, have consistently praised Gelson's wines and recognized our private-label wine. The launch of our new "Winemaker Series" is expected to be just as successful. The first winemaker in this series is the renowned "First Lady of Wine," Heidi Barrett. Barrett is highly respected for the exceptional finesse and quality of wine she has crafted over the years. She was pivotal in creating Screaming Eagle wine in 1992, earning two 100-point scores from prominent wine critics. For Gelson's, she has created a rich, ripe, and delicious Red Blend, a carefully balanced combination of Syrah, Petit Sirah, and Cabernet Franc, yielding distinctive aromatics and dense berry and plum flavors.
"When Gelson's approached me to collaborate on their new Winemaker Series, I did not hesitate. Our shared high standards of excellence and commitment to delivering only the best products are perfectly aligned," said Barrett. "We have created a beautiful wine for elegant and enjoyable drinking."
"We are truly proud of this collaboration with Heidi Barrett, reflecting the attention to detail and quality that Gelson's prides itself on," said President and CEO John Bagan. "Working with Heidi is just the beginning. We look forward to expanding the series with other renowned winemakers."
This select wine will be available in all stores or online at shop.gelsons.com starting February 7th.