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Sutter Home Family Vineyards, Proud Sponsor of the 2012 Hamburger Hop

Sutter Home Family Vineyards, Proud Sponsor of the 2012 Hamburger Hop

St. Helena, Calif., Sept. 17, 2012 – Sutter Home Family Vineyards, a proud sponsor of the 2012 Hamburger Hop, confirmed today that burger expert Jeffrey “Jeff” Starr, Culinary Director of Sutter Home’s Build a Better Burger® Recipe contest, will be the only non-Chicago based chef invited to compete in the Hamburger Hop. Taking place on September 28th on Chicago’s Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park, the Hamburger Hop kicks off Chicago Gourmet 2012 by celebrating the American classic – the hamburger – and showcasing the best burgers prepared by 15 competitors including 14 of Chicago’s best chefs and California’s Starr.

Wendy Nyberg, Senior Director of Marketing for Sutter Home Family Vineyards commented, “Sutter Home’s sponsorship and Jeff’s participation in the Hamburger Hop is a great fit as we prepare for Sutter Home’s 22nd annual Build a Better Burger® National Recipe Contest.” On May 18th, 2013, finalists will compete for the $100,000 grand prize for the winning all-beef burger, and a $15,000 prize for the winning alternative burger at the Build a Better Burger® cook-off in California’s wine country. For more information on the contest and cook-off visit: www.buildabetterburger.com

Starr commented, “My burger recipe for the Hamburger Hop is inspired from my experience in Build a Better Burger®. I believe in using local ingredients which are easy to find, and most importantly – easy to prepare. Whether you are in California or Chicago, this helps to create a great burger.” Nyberg added, “If anyone knows how to prepare the perfect burger – it’s Jeff. We are thrilled that he will represent Sutter Home and Build a Better Burger® in Chicago next month.”

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About Sutter Home

Sutter Home Family Vineyards is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948. Committed to preserving Sutter Home’s legacy and providing consumers affordable, yet quality wine, the Trinchero family continues to expand the Sutter Home portfolio which today includes 20 varietals such as Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pink Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, White Merlot and Gewürztraminer.

About Trinchero Family Estates

The Trinchero Family Estates portfolio includes more than 30 brands such as Sutter Home, Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars, Terra d’Oro, SeaGlass, Trinity Oaks, Folie à Deux, Ménage à Trois, and the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre. TFE markets and sells Joel Gott Wines; Charles & Charles wines; and the Three Thieves group of wines: Bandit, Newman’s Own, and The SHOW. TFE’s import portfolio includes Angove Wines from Australia; Doña Paula wines from Argentina; Carmen Wines from Chile; Shatter Wines from France; and CRUZ and Tres Agaves Tequilas from Mexico. Visit http://www.tfewines.com to learn more.

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