Tuesday, October 6, 2015

10/06 MARK TARBELL, TARBELL’S, LINDY NOVAK, SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY

MARK TARBELL - OWNER, TARBELL’S IN PHOENIX, AZ

THE BEST PLACE TO BE A REGULAR…
Tarbell’s is a friendly neighborhood atmosphere that features light woods and white tablecloths, a sweeping birds-eye maple bar, and an exhibition kitchen. We also offer an award-winning wine list and an extensive wine-by-the-glass menu.

ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 32ND STREET & CAMELBACK ROAD
3213 East Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85018

OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK | MONDAY – SATURDAY 5-10PM | SUNDAY, 5-9PM
Mark Tarbell (the only winning competitor on the 5th season of "Iron Chef America") opened Tarbell's in 1994. Previously he had studied in Paris at the l'Academie du Vin and earned a Grande Diplôme d'Etude Culinaire from Ecole du Cuisine La Varenne. Mark and his restaurants (he also owns The Tavern and The Wine Store, also in Phoenix) have earned more than 50 city and industry awards, including a "Best Restaurant" from Food and Wine magazine and a nomination as "Best Chef - Southwest" by the James Beard Foundation.

ABOUT MARK TARBELL
Mark studied in Paris, receiving wine training at the l'Acadamie du Vin and earning a Grande Diplome d'Etude Culinaire from La Verenne Ecole du Cuisine. Nominated for "Best Chef - Southwest" by the James Beard Foundation, he has been invited to cook at many special events around the country and for a stellar line-up of political, sports, and entertainment celebrities, including the Dalai Lama, Muhammed Ali and Clint Eastwood. Mark and his restaurants have earned more than 50 awards through the years, he has written the weekly wine column for the Arizona republic since 2004, and has been published in numerous magazines such as Wine Spirits and Food Arts. Mark has appeareed on "Good Morning America" , the "Today Show", and several Food Network programs including the battle in the Iron Chef America Kitchen Stadium.

WWW.TARBELLS.COM


LINDY NOVAK - NATIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR, SPOTTSWOODE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY

Since being founded in 1982, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery has become one of Napa Valley’s defining wineries, recognized for making exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon in an elegant and age-worthy style. Planted in 1882, and farmed organically for three decades, the legendary Spottswoode Estate Vineyard is recognized as one of Napa Valley’s first-growth-quality winegrowing sites.

In 1982, Mary Novak founded Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery and made her first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. In the years since, Spottswoode has become one of   Napa Valley’s defining wineries, recognized for making exceptional wines in an elegant and age-worthy style. Stewarded by Mary and her daughters, Beth and Lindy,

Spottswoode was one of the first wineries to earn organic certification, and played a pivotal role in championing women in the wine industry. One of the few wineries with the terroir, tradition and track record of excellence to merit such a distinction, Spottswoode’s legendary vineyard has earned wide comparisons to the great first-

After a decade of growing winegrapes at her historic St. Helena vineyard, Mary Novak founded Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, and made her first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon, in 1982. In the years since, Spottswoode has become one of Napa Valley’s defining wineries. Stewarded by Mary and her daughters, Beth and Lindy, Spottswoode has stayed true to an elegant, balanced and age-worthy style that captures the character of the vintage and the complexity of Spottswoode’s legendary estate vineyard. As one of the first wineries to earn organic certification, Spottswoode also pioneered organic winegrowing in Napa Valley, and championed the role of women in the wine industry.

Today, Spottswoode is guided by two generations of the Novak family, and Winemaker  Aron Weinkauf, who oversees the vineyard and the wines. As one of the few wineries  with the terroir, tradition and track record of excellence to merit such a distinction, Spottswoode has earned wide comparisons to the great first-growths.

ABOUT Lindy Novak
In 1992, Lindy Novak joined her sister, Beth, as part of a dedicated second generation working alongside their mother, Mary, to guide Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery. In the more than 20 years since, Lindy has brought her own unique touch to her role as national director of marketing, by building loyal and lasting relationships with Spottswoode’s distributor, restaurant and retail partners. Known for her warmth, humor and thoughtfulness, Lindy oversees Spottswoode’s sales program in 47 states, and is an eloquent ambassador for Spottswoode and the Novak family at tastings, dinners and other key trade and consumer events throughout the country.

The eldest of the five Novak children, Lindy was 15 when she moved to Napa Valley with her family. A part of the emerging Napa Valley wine community, Lindy’s friends included the children of the Shafers and Chappellets, and she occasionally babysat the Duckhorn children. Summers were spent helping out around the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard with her siblings, playing tennis, and going to concerts at the Mondavi Winery.

After earning a degree in geography from UC Berkeley, Lindy worked extensively in the clothing industry, first as part of the buying program, and later as a manager, at Macy’s. Following Macy’s, Lindy began representing several high-end clothing lines, including Christian Dior, Henry Grethel, John Henry and Gottex swimwear.

In 1992, Lindy began working at Spottswoode part time. She soon discovered that she enjoyed working with her mother and sister, and contributing to the development of Spottswoode. Lindy also found that her honest, engaged approach to sales was the perfect fit for their family-run winery. After a number of years building distributor and retail relationships throughout California, Lindy took on the role of national marketing director. In this capacity, Lindy travels frequently, supporting Spottswoode’s distributor partners in all American markets. “I try to bring the same values to our relationships that we bring to our wines,” says Lindy. “They should be authentic, thoughtful and enduring.”

Lindy’s other interests include reading, writing, gardening, athletics, maintaining friendships, taking care of her menagerie of pets, and volunteer efforts with animal and environmental organizations. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Jeff.

Upcoming events
Beth Novak will be attending the Yosemite Vintner’s Holiday from November 15 through November 17, where the Spottswoode wines will be featured as part of the five-course gala dinner. For more details about the event, please visit the Yosemite Park website.

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