Giovanni Balistreri - Winemaker, Founder & Co-Owner of Russian River Vineyards
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"As a Sonoma County native, I strive to be organic, sustainable and to source locally. Bachan’s Japanese Barbeque Sauce is unlike any other in the sense that its organic ingredients compliment the nuances of my sustainably farmed wines in an unparalleled way. For the past 11 years, I’ve participated in the Wine Road’s Food and Wine Affair and each year try to create the perfect pairing. For this year’s dish, seared Ahi Tuna—garnished with avocado and cucumber that sit on top of a taro chip—gets a drizzle of the spectacular Bachan’s Japanese Barbeque Sauce. The sweet and saltiness of the BBQ sauce and the crunch of the cucumber, with the melt in your mouth Ahi allow the bright cherry notes and spiciness of our wine shine. An unforgettable bite."