SARATOGA, Calif., June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mount Eden Vineyards today confirmed their Domaine Eden Pinot Noir—a brand created by Mount Eden Vineyards in 2008—was poured at the Royal Wedding Reception of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  The Daily Express, a UK Paper, reported details of the evening reception at Frogmore House including the menu and wine selection, which included the Domaine Eden Pinot Noir.  The spectacular Royal Wedding, watched the world over, took place on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, United Kingdom.

“Mount Eden Vineyards is delighted to have our Domaine Eden Pinot Noir selected for the Royal Wedding reception and we wish The Duke and Duchess of Sussex the very best,” said Jeffrey and Ellie Patterson, owners of Mount Eden Vineyards.  Ellie Patterson further says, “This news came as a complete surprise. A local fan traveling in the UK spotted the article.  If it weren’t for him we would not have even known.”

Seeking further confirmation, Mount Eden reached out to their UK distributor Roberson Wine.  Peter Gordon-Smith Operations Manager with Roberson Wine responded, “The Daily Express is pretty reliable for royal coverage, so I would say their report is accurate. An online customer placed a surprisingly large order of Domaine Eden Pinot Noir with us earlier in the year. Apparently, the customer did say it was for a wedding, but didn’t specify which one. It wasn’t delivered to a Windsor address, so there’s no obvious connection…”

Domaine Eden is a nearby mountaintop wine estate purchased by Mount Eden Vineyards in 2007, the former home of Cinnabar Winery. The viticulture at Domaine Eden is approached with the same level of naturalness and sustainability as Mount Eden’s estate vineyards. The soils here, however, are different, so even though Domaine Eden is a mere mile away “as the crow files” from the Mount Eden Estate, the wines express more varietal fruit with expansive mid-palate flavors. The vineyards are a mosaic of different selections and clones:  Dijon clones 777, 667 and 828 reside alongside the historic California selections Mount Eden, Calera and Swan.  

“[The Domaine Eden] Pinot Noir is flat-out beautiful in the way it captures the essence of the Santa Cruz Mountains and house style,” said Antonio Galloni, American wine critic and founder of Vinous.  “Partial use of whole cluster (20%) gives the wine much of its fragrance, but ultimately the Domaine Eden bottling is all about class… it represents one of the very finest buys in Pinot Noir from anywhere, including the hallowed vineyards of Burgundy.”

According to Ellie Patterson, “This news is fortuitous since in April, Mount Eden just opened its doors for the first time to wine experiences by appointment: A Weekday Tour with Tasting and Seated Estate Tasting.”  Please visit www.mounteden.com/contact-us for more information.  These tastings include selections of Domaine Eden wines.

To learn more about Domaine Eden, visit http://www.domaineeden.com/.  The Domaine Eden property is not open to the public. 

Media Contact:
Ellie Patterson
ellie@mounteden.com
408-867-5832