Chalk Hill Announces Donation for Healdsburg Future Farmers of America
by Andrew Chalk
One of the backbones of American agriculture is Future Farmers of America. Congratulations to Chalk Hill Winery for their support of this fine organization.
FROM THE WIRES...
CHALK HILL ESTATE VINEYARDS ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF
THE 2022 HEALDSBURG WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE
WITH A $25,000 DONATION FOR THE HEALDSBURG FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Healdsburg, CA, May 5, 2022– In celebration of Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery’s 50th Anniversary, Foley Family Wines is proud to sponsor the 2022 Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience (May 20-22) with a $25,000 donation for the Healdsburg Future Farmers of America (FFA) Scholarship Fund.
Chalk Hill and Foley Family Wines will honor the FFA at the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience barbecue event featuring Chef Matt Horn, a 2021 Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef and owner of Oakland's renowned Horn Barbecue. Horn will smoke a whole hog at a live-fire barbeque lunch in Healdsburg on Friday, May 20th.
The new scholarship fund will provide local high school students with training and leadership skills in the business of agriculture, with the goal of supporting long-term agriculture in Sonoma County.
Representing the hog will be a student member of the Healdsburg chapter of the National FFA Organization, who raised the animal, and will speak at the barbecue on farm to table agriculture and the importance of where our food comes from.
About Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard and Winery
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery located in the Russian River Valley AVA in Sonoma County, California, is one of California’s premier producers of luxury wines. Founded in 1972 by Fred Furth, Chalk Hill was acquired by Foley Family Wines in 2010. Under Bill Foley’s leadership, Chalk Hill continues to promote the Chalk Hill AVA as one of the top winegrowing regions in California. The unique topography, climatic and geological diversity of Chalk Hill creates an environment that allows for a wide range of varieties to be grown on the estate including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Syrah and Semillon. The 1,300 acre iconic Sonoma estate includes around 300 acres of vineyards, a winery, a hospitality center, culinary gardens, equestrian pavilion, ponds and a wilderness area.