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Santa Barbara, CA — Margerum Wine Company is proud to announce that their 2014 Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc was served at the White House State Dinner on August 2, 2016 honoring Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore. The five course dinner started with Maryland Blue Crabs, Calamansi Curd, Crisp Root Vegetables, and Spiced Crab Tuile paired with the Margerum Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc. See full menu and photo attached.
Margerum Wine Company produces limited quantities of wines made from grapes grown both at their Margerum Estate Vineyard and grapes purchased from other top vineyards from around Santa Barbara County. The wines are made at their state-of-the-art winery located on Industrial Way in Buellton. Margerum carefully selects the vineyards with meticulous attention to detail in all factors influencing the ultimate quality of the wines, including pruning, soil, climate, and farming methods.
The word SYBARITE is derived from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southeastern Italy noted for the luxurious, pleasure seeking behavior of many of its inhabitants. SYBARITES are people who have a fondness for sensuous luxury.
This wine is crafted from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown on the rolling hills of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA at McGinley Vineyard, Grassini Vineyard, Star Lane Vineyard and Happy Canyon Vineyard.