Like their unique Sloe Gin, husband and wife team, Timo and Ashby Marshall bring a combination of traditional British legacy and innovative West Coast style to Spirit Works Distillery.
Timo comes from a small village in the southwest of England called Thurlstone. This is where his family has been refining their sloe gin recipe for generations. While they didn’t make their own gin from grain to glass, they did employ the traditional method of steeping sloe berries in gin, picked along the coastal hills. Ashby, on the other hand, is West Coast bred and has a deep passion and impressive palate for whiskey and it’s intricacies. She is thrilled to be the first (in fact only, male or female) female distiller in her family.
Together, Timo and Ashby have spent years working together in a variety of fields including fast boat driving, IRATA climbing, and as sailing instructors. So it is with this clear path to distillation that you will find them here at the distillery working side by side working the still, offering distillery tours, cleaning tanks, running the business, training puppies, and creating the best California Distillery tasting room possible. All with their incredible small staff of dedicated, passionate, mostly female producers of Vodka, Gin, Sloe Gin, Barrel Gin, Straight Wheat Whiskey, and Straight Rye Whiskey made batch by batch, grain to glass.
Crafting (nu) Greek wines in Sonoma, CA - #GreekWineRedefined
After moving to America to work as an engineer, Georgos Zanganas experienced that a glass of wine was an invitation to a roaring headache. Back home, he never experienced these symptoms because Greek wines have lower alcohol content (less sugar) and low level of histamines and sulfites. While he could easily find other Greek products (yogurt, olive oil, etc.), he could not find Greek wines at local retail stores and restaurants. Since wine is a staple of a Greek diet, he believed that everyone deserved access to these healthier wines, so he set about making ultra-premium Greek wines, at a non-premium price, right here in the U.S. . The rest, as they say, is history.
Georgos wine is made with NON-GMO grapes.
As Georgos often says: ‘Greek yogurt that everyone in America loves and enjoys, is made in New York , the best Greek Wines are made in Sonoma’.
The winery supports UCSF and the Alcohol and Addiction Research Group. See details and how to contribute: https://www.georgoswine.com/giving-back-to-our-community/
You can find Georgos Greek Wines at Wholefoods or directly at georgosWine.com.