Friday, 28 August 2015

The Clement Palo Alto Announces its Wine Packages with Thomas Fogarty Winery

Hotel to Open November 2015.

Palo Alto, CA, August 27, 2015 - September is California Wine Month. California Wine Month celebrates one of California’s signature agricultural products and all that vintners and growers bring to the economy, culture and lifestyle of the Golden State. If you are a wine lover this is a unique experience you won’t want to miss available only at The Clement Palo Alto.

The hotel is scheduled to open November 15, 2015 however beginning September 1 guests can begin booking rooms and the hotels new wine package is available for booking in conjunction with a hotel stay. Rooms begin at $995 per night for the first guest and $150 per person for additional guests. (Rooms accommodate up to 4 guests). To book a room and the new wine package contact Sebastian Stacey at or call (need number).

The Clement Introduces Its New Wine Package:
Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate has high praise for the wines and wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains: "There is no doubt in my mind the Santa Cruz Mountains is the greatest and most overlooked terroir in the United States. Period."

Few wine regions on earth can match the climates, soils and vertigo-inducing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.

One of the top wineries in that region is the acclaimed Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard, which has been named “Winery of the Year” and listed as one of the top 100 wineries in the world in 2014 by Wine & Spirits magazine. The Fogarty winery has been producing some of the most critically acclaimed estate wines in California since 1981.

Situated at 2,000 feet above sea level, the Thomas Fogarty Winery offers a rare confluence of great vineyard sites, sweeping panoramas of the San Francisco Bay area and some of the best wines in the world.

The Clement Palo Alto is pleased to be able to present two fascinating experiences for wine lovers at the extraordinary Thomas Fogarty Winery, located just directly west of Palo Alto and Stanford University in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains.

One package offers vineyard tours and a private tasting of Fogarty's current release wines and some choice library selections. The second offers a private moderated tasting of several of Fogarty's wines with the owner and winemakers in the winery's tasting salon.

Experience No. 1:
Guided Vineyards Tour & Tasting

This down-to-earth experience involves an intimate tour of Fogarty's eight micro-vineyards covering 25 acres of ridge top and steep southeast- and east-facing hillsides on the property.

These 35 to 40-year-old organically farmed vines produce the small, allocated quantities of Thomas Fogarty's award-winning single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. As you visit each of the eight vineyards you will learn about the history and organic farming practices of the winery, which dates back to 1978 when Stanford cardiovascular surgeon and world-renowned inventor, Thomas Fogarty, planted his first grapes and in 1981 established a commercial winery in the mountainous area.

Following the tour, you will convene in the proprietors' tasting salon for a moderated tasting of current releases and selections from the winery's library.

This tour takes about three hours, involves some light walking and climbing in and out of a military-style all-terrain vehicle. Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and active attire. The tour is limited to eight people. $500 per person.

Additionally, and at extra cost, you can end the day at Palo Alto's renowned Zola restaurant, where Chef Owner Guillaume Bienaime and winemaker Tom Fogarty Jr. will prepare a menu of dishes paired with Thomas Fogarty wines.

Experience No. 2:
Private Tasting in Proprietors' Tasting Salon

Participants will enjoy a private tasting of Fogarty's allocated current release wines and some choice library selections in the Proprietors' Tasting Salon with either owner Tom Fogarty Jr., winemaker Nathan Kandler or cellarmaster Marshal White. The tasting will be moderated and the seven to 10 wines included will be chosen in advance based on your preferences and with your input.

This experience involves no walking, takes about 90 minutes, is limited to eight people and is $250 per person.

The Concierge can assist you in customizing your experience. The Clement team is also happy to arrange transportation of your choice for your convenience for an extra fee. The options ranging from a Town Car, Stretch Limo, Passenger Van or SUV or a Stretch SUV Limo.

About The Clement Palo Alto:
The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Palo Alto is located across from Stanford University, next to downtown Palo Alto and is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and 30 minutes north of San Jose. It is scheduled to open in January 2016.

The Clement Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301

Press Contact: Marci Bracco Cain or Andria Cambridge/Chatterbox PR (831) 747-7455

About Pacific Hotel Management, LLC
The Clement Hotel is owned and managed by Pacific Hotel Management, LLC. Pacific Hotel Management, LLC. is a privately-owned company that specializes in the development and management of high quality hotels using a variety of franchise brands. Pacific Hotel Management, LLC (PHM) manages all of the hotels owned by affiliates of Clement Chen & Associates, combining a focused corporate administrative staff with a "hands on" management philosophy to operate profitable, well-maintained hotels. PHM is based in San Mateo, California, and can be visited on the Web at

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

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