Heidi Barrett is new winemaker at Fantesca Winery

Big news from our friends on Spring Mountain, Fantesca Winery. Former Screaming Eagle winemaker Heidi Barrett has joined Fantesca! To say this is big news is the understatement of the year, and congrats to Duane and Susan for landing Ms. Barrett!

Next week is Winefest in Minneapolis (which, amazingly, gets better and better every year). Duane and Susan are key supporters of the University Pediatrics Foundation and will have a table at the Friday night tasting. Look for them, and be sure to say congratulations.

From the Fantesca website: “We are pleased to announce the hiring of Heidi Barrett as our new winemaker. Hailed “The First Lady of Wine” by Robert Parker, Jr. for having received an unmatched four perfect 100 point scores, Heidi Barrett brings a level of esteem and winemaking experience unlike anyone else. With another 100 point score from the Wine Enthusiast, Heidi Barrett is the only winemaker ever to have received five perfect scores from the top wine critics in the country. When it comes to Napa cult wine, Wine & Spirits Magazine states that “Heidi Barrett is the reigning queen”. Fantesca Estate & Winery is Barrett’s first new project since leaving Screaming Eagle in 2006.”


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