Winemaker Spotlight: Kristy Melton, Freemark Abbey

Newly appointed as the successor to longtime Freemark Abbey winemaker Ted Edwards, the accomplished Kristy Melton brings over a decade of fine winemaking experience to the St. Helena winery.

Kristy's winemaking résumé, which includes Saintsbury, Clos du Val, and her own consulting service, is impressive. Equally impressive are her three years as Bordeaux Winemaker for Jackson Family Wines, which saw her overseeing the Cabernet and Merlot-centric programs for a number of JFW properties at the same time. In this position, Kristy found her way into Ted Edwards' universe and shared winemaking space with him.

Kristy was also honored to be named among Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers" as well as Drinks Business' "Top 30 under 40 Winemakers to Watch." This recognition of her talents, along with her formidable winemaking skills, has set the stage for a promising future at Freemark Abbey.

Watch the video below to see Kristy's commentary on the Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon pairing with our Cabernet Filet, only available at our bar this summer.*

*Available at the bar only for a limited time. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid at our Salt Lake City, UT and Radnor, PA Fleming’s locations. Fleming’s abides by all state and local liquor laws.

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