City Winery Wine School: Donelan Wines - 3/8
at City Winery Atlanta
Donelan Wines is a boutique, family-owned winery in Sonoma County, California producing wines that prize quality over all other factors. Join us as we welcome Cushing Donelan to City Winery! He will guide you through their delicious line-up, and you’ll taste three flights of wines – the first highlighting some of the different varieties they grow, the second showcasing their flagship syrah over three different vintages, and the third contrasting their syrah over two different vineyards:
- 2013 Nancie Chardonnay
- 2012 Two Brothers Pinot Noir
- 2012 Cuvée Moriah GSM
- 2011 Cuvée Christine Syrah
- 2012 Cuvée Christine Syrah
- 2013 Cuvée Christine Syrah
- 2013 Walker Syrah
- 2014 Obsidian Syrah
Cushing Donelan brings diverse experience in brand development and entertainment production to his role at Donelan Family Wines. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Cushing saw the opportunity to enhance the brand’s evolution and create new partnerships, and was eager to dig his hands into the family business.
Truly a man of many interests, Cushing studied art history and studio art in college, including sculpture and metalwork. Following a backpacking trip to explore art and architecture throughout Europe, however, his growing interest in arts and entertainment led him to California to pursue a career in production. Through a series of internships, Cushing assumed an executive assistant role for actor Matthew McConaughey and McConaughey’s company, j.k. livin productions.
In this role, Cushing assisted in the launch of j.k. livin’s clothing line, music label, and charitable foundation, in addition to the development of the company’s television and film projects. Gaining valuable experience in business management, branding and production, Cushing went on to create the production company oneinarow, developing scripted and non-scripted television series – a company he remains involved with while working at Donelan Family Wines.
Cushing graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., with a degree in Fine Arts. He now resides in Culver City, Calif., with his wife, daughter and son. He enjoys being active in the community, playing hockey and surfing, and connecting with friends over a bottle of wine.
*each guest will receive 2-oz of each wine, including a sparkling wine welcome toast. Cheese & charcuterie will also be served*