Melanie Levensohn discusses the Napa Valley wildfires with das deutsche weinmagazin (German wine magazine)

das deutsche weinmagazin

November, 2017

Vor wenigen Wochen wurde in den deutschen Nachrichten von den nicht zu bändigenden Feuern in Kalifornien berichtet. Neben vielen anderen Regionen war auch das Napa Valley, die “Great Wine Capital” -Region der USA betroffen. Das deutsche weinmagazin telefonierte mit Melanie Levensohn, einer Winzerin, die nahe St. Helena lebt.


Levensohn Vineyards and Realm Cellars Team Up

Today, Melanie and Pascal Levensohn, the owners of Levensohn Vineyards in St. Helena, signed a long-term farming and winemaking agreement with Napa Valley’s Realm Cellars. Under this agreement, Realm Cellars will assume farming and viticultural control of the 3.5 acre Levensohn Vineyard. The established Levensohn Vineyards label will expand to approximately 200 cases annually under the winemaking direction of Realm Cellars’ Winemaker and Partner, Benoît Touquette, while the balance of the vineyard’s production will go to Realm Cellars’ winemaking programs.

“It’s an honor to partner with the team at Realm Cellars; their respect for exceptional vineyard sites and steadfast focus on growing the finest fruit possible is aligned with our vision for this special place,” said Pascal Levensohn. “We’re also excited to work closely with Benoît Touquette, whose artistry as a winemaker will take Levensohn Vineyards to the next level.”

The Levensohn Vineyard sits on the west side of the St. Helena AVA in Napa Valley, close to several other renowned vineyard sites that are sources for Realm Cellars and other fine wine producers. Replanted in 2000, this vineyard’s soils and microclimate combine to consistently produce distinct Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

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Pascal Levensohn, Levensohn Vineyards

Levensohn Vineyards First Vintner to Implement Copy-Proof Anti-Counterfeiting Label Technology

Levensohn Vineyards, producers of a premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine, is the first vintner in the world to fight wine counterfeiters by using Authentic Vision’s patented, copy-proof 3D fingerprint. This security solution assures customers of the authenticity of the wine they have purchased. The technology is embedded in a small label that cannot be reproduced and that is accessible from any smartphone.

“Counterfeiters are becoming increasingly sophisticated. They pose a huge threat to producers of luxury goods, such as rare and special wines,” said Pascal Levensohn, owner of Levensohn Vineyards. “Authentic Vision has delivered a superb, cutting edge technology solution, and we are delighted to be working with them.”

Austria-based Authentic Vision (AV) is a global leader in brand protection, with prominent global customers, including HDMI Licensing LLC and Guala Closures Group. Shippers, distributors, and consumers are able to instantly check the authenticity of the wine by scanning AV’s seal on the bottleneck with the Check If Real app. The app can be downloaded for free from the iOS App Store and for Android from the Google Play store.

“We are proud that Levensohn Vineyards has decided to partner with Authentic Vision,” commented Jürgen Mathwich, co-founder and general manager of Authentic Vision Inc. “Our solution represents a huge step forward to stop thieves from faking luxury goods. Our technology also enables marketing departments to develop innovative and dynamic direct to consumer campaigns while solving a security challenge.”


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In the US:
Melanie Levensohn, Levensohn Vineyards

In Europe:
Ivar van Dijk, Authentic Vision HQ Austria