Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay, that’s who.
According to a White House spokesperson the Obama family will toast the holidays with Landmark chardonnay, a wine that was chosen in part because it offers a great story of a woman who developed a passion for the industry.
The Kenwood winery was founded in 1974 by Damaris Deere Ford, great-great granddaughter of John Deere, the man who revolutionized farming in the U.S. as the inventor of the steel plow and founder of one of the world’s largest farm equipment manufacturing companies.
If you’ve ever wondered what the John Deere Tractor is doing parked right outside the winery, now you know.
Other bottlings have been served at the White House, including several from Iron Horse Vineyard dating back to the Ronald Regan administration. (It appears there’s no such thing as palate politics.) And for the first time in Nobel Prize history dating back to1901, an American wine was selected for the dinner – the 2005 West Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Dry Creek Valley.
Other “celebrity label” sightings at the White House and beyond? Do tell.