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Visiting Wine Experts: Red Wolf Imports

Sippers! We are lucky to have Alyssa and Ian Wolf of Red Wolf Importing joining us on January 23 and 24 to help us celebrate the 7th annual Hemel-en-Aarde, Pinot Noir Celebration. Hemel-en-Aarde, , which means "heaven and earth" in the Afrikaans language, is a wine-producing area of Walker Bay in the Western Cape of South Africa. Every year in January the community gathers together to celebrate their world class Pinot Noirs. Since we can't all head to South Africa to celebrate, we're doing the next best thing and bringing the experts here to Pittsburgh! Alyssa and Ian are experts on South African wines. After spending some time in the country exploring their exception wine-growing regions, they returned to the US and found themselves disappointed at the lacking selection of quality South African wines here in the states - and so a business was born.

Red Wolf Imports specializes in wines from South Africa and is exploring the possibilities of importing wines from Portugal as well. You'll recognize their fabulous Villiera and Ataraxia wines from our portfolio! Join us for our upcoming Pinot Noir Celebration of South Africa class. Ian and Alyssa will be on site to discuss their wines and help us take a deeper dive into one of our favorite grape varieties. Beyond the wonderful Pinot Noirs that we have from South Africa, we will be tasting a variety of other wines from this magical region. I can think of a better place than Partners for an importer of South African and Portuguese wines to be! Alyssa and Ian Wolf will also be guest Sommeliers at Mary’s Vine, the wine bar in Rankin, PA.  See below for details.

South African Pinot Noir Class & Celebration with special guests Alyssa and Ian Wolf Thursday, January 23rd 6:00-8:00 pm $45 per person

Guest Sommelier Appearance

Alyssa and Ian will be at Rankin's premier wine lounge Mary's Vine on Friday, January 24th as they showcase a wide array of their wines from South Africa including an exceptional Pinot Noir in honor of the 7th Annual Hemil-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration.

Red Wolf Import's limited flight offering will only be available at Mary's Vine for this special event, so make sure to mark your calendars!

Wolf Imports at Mary’s Vine

Friday, January 24th  

6:00 - 9:00 pm

211 Kenmawr Ave

Rankin, PA 15104


*No RSVP Needed

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