Sullivan's hosts Three Sticks Wines for this charity wine dinner for the benefit of the Frankie Lemmon School and Developmental Center.
Sponsored by Scott & Lori Slifer and Vinventions and Southern Bank
Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 @ 7pm
Three Sticks Wines
The pedigree of Three Sticks begins not in the glass, nor even in the cellar. Instead, it begins in the rocky, volcanic soils of Durell Vineyard. Planted primarily to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this rolling 610-acre parcel spans the Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast and Carneros AVAs, and is often named one of the top 5 vineyards in Sonoma County. (And that is saying something!)
Growing up in Northern California, it isn’t too hard to understand why Ryan Prichard, Winemaker and Assistant GM, fell in love with wine. But it was while he was 3,000 miles away while in college at Cornell University that his passion took off. While in his senior year, Ryan took a class, HADM 430 – Introduction to Wines, where every week he would learn about and taste wines from different regions from around the world. Needless to say this was an eye-opening experience.
But Ryan’s interest was not satisfied by just tasting great wines. He wanted to make them. While still working full time, he worked with family friends in Anderson Valley during crush and then after moving to Boulder, CO, he worked harvests at Boulder Creek Winery. Also while in Colorado, Ryan enrolled in and completed the UC Davis Certificate Program in Winemaking. It was during this course when Ryan decided for good that he would pursue winemaking as a career. Ryan and his wife moved back to California and Ryan joined on to work with Bob Cabral at Williams Selyem making world-class Pinot noir and Chardonnay. At Williams Selyem, Ryan was able to see how working with great vineyards along with a meticulous winemaking style can produce inspiring results. Next, Ryan worked at Copain Custom Crush (now called Punchdown Cellars) where he had the opportunity to work directly with dozens of winemakers of high-end boutique brands. Most recently, Ryan was the Assistant Winemaker at Medlock Ames winery where he worked to craft artisanal and sustainably-farmed wines in Healdsburg, CA.
As Associate Winemaker of Three Sticks Wines, Ryan is excited about crafting wines with character and finesse that showcase our unique vineyard sites.
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