Lede Family Vineyards
Cliff Lede Vineyards was established in 2002 when Canadian born Bordeaux enthusiast, Cliff Lede, acquired a sixty acre estate in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. With a focus on producing wines from estate vineyards, Lede tapped David Abreu, considered the best viticulturist in Napa Valley, to replant the vineyards. Lede decided to name each vineyard block after some of his favorite rock songs and albums—from “My Generation” to “Dark Side of the Moon,” creating what is known today as the Cliff Lede Vineyards “Rock Blocks.” In 2005, a state of the art, 25,000 square foot winery and cave system was etched into a hillside overlooking the estate vineyards. Not only did Cliff create a beautiful property, he also assembled an unrivalled team that shares his passion for quality. Today, Winemaker Christopher Tynan crafts Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, with the flagship, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the steep eastern hillside portion of the estate. In 2015, Cliff Lede Vineyards achieved both Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery certification.
Kevin Hinchman is director of national sales for Lede Family Wines, encompassing Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District and FEL Wines from Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Raised in southwest Michigan wine country, Hinchman spent most of his childhood at his grandmother’s farm in Berrien Springs, in the center of the Lake Michigan Shore AVA. While enrolled at Western Michigan University, Hinchman studied art history abroad in Berlin. During his time in Europe, Hinchman’s fascination with wine grew through travels to Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Hinchman entered the wine industry in 1995 as a sales person in the wine department of Lambrecht’s Liquors. Prior to Lede Family Wines, he served as Eastern U.S. sales manager for Patz & Hall, where he oversaw the sales and marketing for the winery in 28 states.
Founded in 1973 by Fred and Juelle Fisher, Fisher Vineyards grows and produces wines from both its Calistoga Estate (northern Napa Valley) and Mayacamas Mountain Estate (Sonoma County). Today, Fred and Juelle’s three children, Whitney, Robert and Cameron, have joined Fisher Vineyards and are leading the way to a second generation of fine wines.
Beyond savoring hallmark wines of critical acclaim, guests to either of Fisher’s estates (Calistoga Estate, Napa Valley or Mountain Estate, Sonoma County) are sure to discover why Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni have long referred to Fisher Vineyards as ‘an under the radar jewel of an estate.’
Lizz Cintron, National Director of Sales for Fisher Vineyards and UNITY wines, oversees all aspects of wholesale distribution.
Raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Lizz graduated from Florida State University in 1994, spending her college years working in local restaurants and traveling throughout Europe, where she discovered her love of hospitality and wine.
Lizz moved to South Florida in 1995 to join Premier Beverage Company as a sales consultant. During her 19 year tenue, she created the Luxury Wine Division in 1999 and in 2008 was appointed General Manager of Augustan Wine Imports, a specialized division of small, family owned wineries within Premier Beverage (now Breakthru Beverage Group). In 2014, after years of selling and managing the Fisher portfolio, it was a natural transition for her to leave her beloved role at the distributor and join the Fisher Vineyards team.
When not on a plane, Lizz works from her hometown of Tallahassee, where she and her husband returned in 2018 to raise their two young sons. Lizz is always cooking, discovering local farms, finding more ways to travel and enjoying Champagne with everything.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
At Fleming’s, a steak is never just a steak. It’s the culmination of a meticulous process of selection, preparation and service that ensures it reaches your table at its very best. Every detail is obsessed over so that you’ll savor every bite.
Fleming’s offers the finest USDA Prime beef, available both wet- and dry-aged and broiled at 1,600 degrees or iron-crusted. You can elevate your selection even more with our indulgent Steak Companions, including truffle-poached lobster, diablo shrimp and lump crabmeat. Each dish is crafted from scratch by our culinary team and served by our skillful staff.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar pairs a passion for service and seasonal ingredients with the finest USDA Prime beef. With the Fleming’s 100®, their award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass, you can discover the perfect wine for every mood. Unique local wine selections are available at every Fleming’s location. They also offer Private Dining Rooms that can easily accommodate any size group. At Fleming’s, every visit is filled with indulgent possibilities. Fleming’s in Raleigh is located at the Crabtree Valley Mall near Belk.