By Andrea Stuart with Tammy Neal
Nestled among the hills of the Santa Lucia Highlands, D.E. Fleming Winery cultivates luxury in the form of hand-crafted wines that eloquently express the unique terroir of this famed wine region and the personal signature of winemaker Dave Fleming. He and his wife Kacy are launching the D.E. Fleming label, featuring fruit sourced entirely from their family’s Paraiso Vineyards Estate.
Discriminating palates will savor the complex but subtle profiles of D.E. Fleming’s small-lot wines, with limited production of the most exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Riesling in the area. A collection of wines awaits the launch of D.E. Fleming, including vintages from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 series.
A winemaker for 20 years, Dave describes his approach to winemaking as minimalism: “I strive to showcase the fruit, while keeping everything in balance, working each wine on the idea of concentric rings of flavor, starting at the core and working outward.”
Complementing their selection of fine wine is D.E. Fleming’s Platinum loyalty rewards program, which offers members the ability to earn and redeem points for a variety of indulgent rewards, from wine education classes, to aerial tours of Monterey Bay and overnight getaways along the central coast. With unparalleled opportunities and personalized experiences tailored to enhance your enjoyment of wine, amateurs and aficionados alike will appreciate the numerous member benefits. As a bonus, new enrollees will earn 1,000 points, enough to redeem a private tour and tasting experience with D.E. Fleming Wines.
In keeping with Dave and Kacy’s passion for giving back to their community, D.E. Fleming Winery will donate $2 per bottle to a different charity each month.
For more information about D.E. Fleming or its wine offerings, visit the winery website at defleming.com or call (831) 970-1133.