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Edible Marin County_July 2011

July 2011
Edible Marin & Wine Country Magazine
Lee Hudson: Agriculturalist, Winemaker and Renaissance Man“ by Joan Zoloth
“It’s 8am and Lee Hudson strides onto the porch of his office surrounded by his dogs–a pack of giant Lurchers, a lanky “Gypsy” breed from Europe. They have been running all over his 2,000 acres and they collapse in a heap as Hudson stops to talk to a guy leaning out of a pickup truck…”
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October 2010
New York Times Magazine
The 36-Hour Dinner Party“ by Michael Pollan
“The main ingredients: one whole goat from the McCormack Ranch in Rio Vista, Calif.; several crates of seasonal produce (and a case of olive oil) from Hudson Ranch in Napa; a basket of morels and porcini gathered near Mount Shasta; an assortment of spices from Boulettes Larder in San Francisco; and a couple of cases of wine from Kermit Lynch in Berkeley. “
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Chardonnay of the Year for 2009

December 2009
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wines
Hudson Vineyards 2006 Carneros Chardonnay, Chardonnay of the Year
Folks will tell you that they are tired of Chardonnay. Not us, however. Our choice of the Hudson 2006, from Lee Hudson’s own vineyard, the very same dirt that has allowed folks like David Ramey and others to make spectacular wines for years, is a true tour de force. It rivals the best anywhere in the world for depth, range and balance. It is the kind of wine that makes us smile “out
loud” right in the middle of our blind tastings.


Fall 2009
Edible Marin & Wine Country
Leave it to Lee Hudson to produce not only some of the finest chardonnay and syrah grapes in the Napa Valley, but also one of the best olive oils. What sets this oil apart is that it really tastes like an olive oil. While there is a buttery, ripe component, there are also subtle grassy and olive notes, which give this oil dimension. This offering comes in 500ml bottles for $35/bottle and is served at Ad Hoc in Yountville, Press in St. Helena and Fatted Calf in Napa.

June 2009
The Napa Valley Register
“The Agriculturalist”
Many people know Lee Hudson as an acclaimed grapegrower in Carneros, a firebrand for preserving wildlife habitat and a vigorous supporter of organic and sustainable farming. And it’s not news that he grows championship pumpkins that weigh in excess of 1,000 pounds. He is proud to be called Mr. Pumpkin. Yet Hudson goes deeper in his commitment to the land…