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Wine Tasting – Lightning Wines

February 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join us for a special happy hour, mix-and-mingle wine and cheese tasting with the winemaker at Sonoma in the Heights, on the rooftop patio:

  • Featured Winery: Lightning Wines – California
  • Special Guest: Winemaker & Owners – Randy and Brooke Hester
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: Casual, come-and-go, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 per person to taste through all 4 wines
    • Featured Wines:
      • 2016 Lightning Rosé
      • 2016 Lightning CdP Blanc
      • 2014 Lightning Grenache
      • 2014 Lightning “Cease & Desist” Red Blend
  • Retail Discount: 30% off, additional 10% off 6 or more bottles and tasting fee is waived with 2-bottle purchase.

Learn more about Lightning Wines


Shortly after arriving in Napa in 2006, Randy began his winemaking journey at Cakebread Cellars. Recognizing the need for both experience and education, that first summer he also started taking classes in enology and viticulture. He continues to hone his enological skills and viticulture practices to the present. Randy has also had the good fortune to work with many highly acclaimed winemakers such as Andy Erickson, Michel Rolland, Mike Hirby, and Helen Keplinger, at various distinguished producers including Colgin, Caldwell, Realm, and Marciano. Today Randy is the winemaker for Lightning Wines and manages wine production and vineyard logistics, as well as sales and marketing.


Brooke is a CPA and a Texas A&M Aggie. She gained the majority of her wine business experience as the CFO of Patz & Hall Wine Company, where she worked for her first 5+ years in Napa Valley. Before being in the wine business, her background includes tax consulting for Arthur Andersen LLP and accounting and financial analysis within the oil and gas industry. Today she is the Financial Controller for the U.S. division of Nakedwines.com, Inc.

Brooke handles the business side of Lightning, including accounting, finance, and compliance. If magazines wrote articles about rock star accountants, she would be a household name.


February 17, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Heights
801 Studewood St
Houston, 77007 United States
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