Carmel Valley, CA, September 29, 2015 — Toast the holidays with a wine that gives back. By purchasing Jarman Wines you will not only get premium wines, but you will be supporting a worthy cause, finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Jarman Wines, from Carmel Valley's newest winery, make the perfect hostess gifts and party offerings. Even better, each purchase will help to benefit the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). In addition, the winery has opened a tasting lounge in Carmel Valley that offers three levels of wine tasting and three specially themed picnic packages. Gift certificates for the picnic packages make the perfect stocking stuffer.
To honor her late mother's memory, Holman Ranch manager and eldest daughter Hunter Lowder took the best hand-selected estate grapes and created two premium varietals—Jarman Chardonnay and Jarman Pinot Noir—with $1 from each bottle sold going to the ADDF.
Jarman Lowder, Hunter’s mother, grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived up to being voted “best all around” in high school. She earned a nursing degree, worked as an R.N. and raised three daughters with her husband, Thomas. An active volunteer, animal lover, athlete and enthusiastic traveler, Jarman wanted to spend her golden years making wine with her husband at Holman Ranch, an idyllic piece of property in Carmel Valley, Ca. they purchased to realize that dream. Tragically, Lowder died in March 2011 at age 60 following a long battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Holman Ranch and Jarman Wines have partnered with the ADDF to support research toward treatment and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and to celebrate the life of Jarman Lowder.
“We wanted to honor her, give back and increase awareness,” said her daughter Hunter. “Everything we do here and the reason all this exists is because of her.”
“We appreciate the generous support of Holman Ranch and the Lowder family,” says Dr. Howard Fillit, founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer for the ADDF. “And we are proud that 100 percent of every dollar donated through this partnership will go directly to fund drug research for Alzheimer’s disease.”
Dr. Fillit knew Jarman Lowder personally and was excited by the opportunity to honor her legacy in such a meaningful way.
Give the Gift of a Wine Society Membership:
Enjoy the prestige of being a part of an exclusive membership! Receiving shipments of limited-production Jarman Pinot Noir and Jarman Chardonnay is an excellent way to build a cellar through two special installments of Jarman vintages, Heritage Society and Legacy Society.
3 Bottles of Chardonnay & 3 Bottles of Pinot Noir each Spring and Fall
• One month pre-release email notification of wines to be shipped, pricing and expected ship date
• Complimentary Cru tastings for a member and one guest (maximum of two people)
• Pre-release opportunity to purchase new wines before Tasting Room release
• Complimentary VIP tours of the Estate Vineyard and Winery, by appointment
• Two free tickets to Holman Ranch’s annual Fiesta de los Amigos
• Preferred reservation status to any wine education or hospitality event (plus discounted Wine Club pricing to many of these public events)
• Jarman wine key as a welcome gift
• Year-round 10% discount on meals at Will's Fargo Steakhouse and Bar.
6 Bottles of Chardonnay & 6 Bottles of Pinot Noir each Spring and Fall
LIMITED TO 150 MEMBERS
Enjoy all of the benefits of the Heritage Society, plus:
• Complimentary shipping on wine club shipments to a business address (ground)
• Complimentary two-night stay in one of Holman Ranch’s hospitality cottages each year (subject to availability)
• Invitation to private dinners and barrel tastings with our winemaker in our wine cave
• Jarman Wines welcome gift: keepsake wine key and a bottle of Holman Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar.
• Year-round 15% discount on meals at Will's Fargo Steakhouse and Bar.
About Jarman Wines
Jarman’s terroir (a French word that speaks to a wine’s place of origin, its subtle nuances of traceable character, flavor, lineage and integrity) refers to a special place in Carmel Valley — and also to a special woman who inspired a family to bottle the essence of a mother’s spirit. The Jarman label reflects quality, with only the best local grapes used during an artisanal, small-batch winemaking process. Jarman wine uses only 100 percent estate-grown, organic and certified-sustainable grapes. Aged in French oak barrels, Jarman’s vintages are held in limited supply, and are not available anywhere outside their tasting room.
The two varietals include:
#The 2013 Jarman Pinot Noir takes on nuances of warm blueberry pie, cloves and cinnamon that mingle in the nose with oak notes from 10 months in the barrel. The mouth-feel is plump and juicy with overtones of cassis and blackberries.
#The 2014 Jarman Chardonnay features floral notes reminiscent of walking by a parfumerie in France — subtle and pleasant with a hint of earthiness. When serving this wine lightly chilled, rich notes of underripe berries and raw honey will waltz across your palate.
To further honor their mother’s memory, the family has opened a special tasting room in Carmel Valley Village (open noon to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sun.; or by appointment) next to Will’s Fargo Steakhouse + Bar, the restaurant they purchased in 2014. The tastings will feature full-fledged experiences, including tours and wine education, and each will include a food element that complements the wine. The new Jarman tasting room will provide visitors with three unique experiences: Cru Tasting, Premier Cru Experience and the Grand Cru Experience.
About the ADDF
Founded in 1998 by co-chairmen Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease. It follows a venture philanthropy model, funding promising research in academia and the biotech industry. It’s the only such charity solely dedicated to funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s. Since its founding, the ADDF has awarded more than $75 million to fund over 450 Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs and clinical trials in 18 countries. By supporting innovative research projects around the globe, the ADDF increases the chance of finding a cure.
Jarman Tasting Lounge and Patio
18 W. Carmel Valley Road,
Carmel Valley, CA
About The Owners:
Carmel Valley’s iconic steakhouse Will’s Fargo is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Nick Elliott and Hunter Lowder, who also team up to run nearby Holman Ranch, a wedding and special event venue that also produces wine and olive oil. Lowder formerly served as manager of Rio Grill in Carmel, while Elliott is a culinary school graduate. At Will’s, Lowder manages the front of the house while Elliott runs the bar. The couple maintains Will’s Fargo’s reputation as an elite steakhouse and popular locals’ hangout, while also using the property as an off-site option for Holman Ranch guests.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901