Helen Turley

Helen Turley

Helen Turley is an American winemaker and wine consultant, known for bringing several Californian cult wines to the public awareness, and as the owner of a convert|9|acre|ha|adj=on boutique winery, Marcassin Vineyard. [cite web|last= Essex |first= Andrew, "Food & Wine" |title= American Wine Awards 1999 |url= http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/american-wine-awards-1999 |date= October, 1999 ]

Turley has also fostered other consultants, such as Mark Aubert, Philippe Melka, and Heidi Barrett.Cite web|last= Parker |first= Robert M, Jr, "Food & Wine" | url= http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/robert-parker-on-wine-trends-the-rise-of-the-winemaking-consultant |title= Robert Parker on Wine Trends: The Rise of the Winemaking Consultant |date= September, 2008 ] In addition to consulting for wineries such as Pahlmeyer, Bryant Family Vineyard, Colgin and Blankiet, until 1995, she was the winemaker for Turley Wine Cellars.cite web|last= Nigro |first= Dana, "Wine Spectator" |title= Winemaker: Helen Turley |url= http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Archives/Show_Article/0,1275,4824,00.html |date= November 15, 2004 ] [ calwineries.com [http://www.calwineries.com/learn/people-and-institutions/helen-turley Helen Turley] ]


In 2001, the Roy Estate hired Turley and her husband, John Wetlaufer, to design their 17 acre Napa Valley vineyard and for Turley to serve as consulting winemaker. After making Roy Estate's 2003 & 2004 vintages, Turley canceled the arrangement in March 2005. The follow September, the owners of Roy Estate filed a lawsuit against Turley and Wetlaufer alleging breach of contract. The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court in May 2006. [Penn, Cyril, "San Francisco Chronicle", (June 8, 2006), [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/08/WIGOLJ9CQ11.DTL Washington's largest wine company buys one of Oregon's oldest] ]

ee also

*List of wine personalities


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