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David Noyes Wines joins resident wineries at Annex Wine Bar and Tasting Room

Friday, February 1st, 2013 | Posted by

Annex Wine Bar and Tasting Room features the work of local photographer Rick Bolen. His photo above was taken at Ram’s Gate Winery in southern Sonoma Valley.

David Noyes Wines is the newest resident winery at Annex Wine Bar and Tasting Room, joining Coturri, Hughes Family, Sharp Cellars, Schug Carneros Estate and Trecini.

All produce highly regarded wines, from the classic Burgundian to the Sonoma favorite zinfandel.

A reception for Noyes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 2) at the wine bar, 865 W. Napa St.

In addition to wine tasting, Annex hosts live music and art and photo displays and crafts exhibits. A large fire pit on the patio provides a warm spot for visitors to relax with a favorite vintage.

Animal portraits by photographer Susan Loesch are on display at Annex Wine Bar and Tasting Room.

The newest winemaker to join Annex has more than 40 years of experience producing wine. Noyes started with Ridge Vineyards in 1970 and progressed through Monterey, Mendocino, Livermore, France and Sonoma Valley.

He joined Kunde in 1989 to create Kunde Estate Winery, started his own label in 2001 and left Kunde in 2006 to focus on David Noyes Wines.

Noyes’ wife, Grace, and friends and relatives help produce small lots of pinot noir, merlot, zinfandel and friulano. All grapes are sourced from select Sonoma County vineyards in Russian River, Dry Creek and Sonoma valleys.

“The aim is for a rich, balanced style that express the best of California fruit, yet do not overwhelm with alcohol, extract or oak. Wines must offer more individual expression, better pairings with food and more personality,” Noyes said.

Margie Brooke opened Annex last August. It’s located next to Brooke’s Community Café, a breakfast and lunch spot she established in March 2011.

Brooke is managing partner of Meadowbrooke Food & Wine LLC.

Her decor at Annex pays tribute to “old Sonoma,” with 18th and 19th century American furniture alongside saddles, a cowhide and other old west artifacts. The outdoor patio features furniture created from old barrels.

Annex partnered with local photographers Susan Loesch and Rick Bolen, whose works of dogs and vineyard scenes are available for purchase.

Annex is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday and from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Private tastings and food and wine pairings are available from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment. Annex also is available for private events.

Annex offers live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a dinner dish nightly at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 938-7779 or visit annexwinebar.com to view the menu or events schedule.

  • steve

    I love wines and visiting wine festivals all over the world. What immediately came to my mind is a list of festivals taking place in 2013 in my native Vancouver that has just been released and my favorite Vancouver International Wine Festival is among the top 10 events of this kind. Last year the atmosphere was great and I loved the idea of brining together wine tasting and raising money for a good cause so I’m really looking forward for this year’s edition.

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