Immersion takes you behind-the-vines at Sonoma Valley’s most iconic vineyards.* These are remote sites that few people have the opportunity to visit, let alone enjoy a proprietor-guided exploration of their fascinating nuances. Join an intimate, curated tasting of wines produced from each vineyard, while enjoying a sommelier-moderated discussion amongst the winemakers who crafted them. An exquisite wine paired farm-to-table lunch follows making for a perfectly immersive wine country excursion.
*AT REGISTRATION, GUESTS WILL SELECT FROM THE MENU OF IMMERSION EXPERIENCES BEING OFFERED.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
A FRESH TAKE ON A CALIFORINIA CLASSIC:
SITE-SPECIFIC CHARDONNAYS FROM CARNEROS
SANGIACOMO FAMILY VINEYARDS
10:30AM – 1:30PM
The ideal conditions for growing world-class Chardonnay converge in the southernmost tip of Sonoma Valley’s Los Carneros appellation, specifically at Sangiacomo Family Vineyards. It’s no wonder that several of the region’s top wineries source fruit from these acclaimed vineyards. Winegrowers and brothers, Steve and Mike Sangiacomo, whose family have been farming since 1927, will personally welcome Immersion guests for an intimate exploration of this incomparable site. A cadre of Sonoma Valley’s cool-climate focused winemakers, who bring a renewed focus and discipline to one of the most well-loved varieties, will lead a lively discussion of the highly regarded Sangiacomo Vineyard designate chardonnays. Guests will then be invited to the Catarina Gardens for a beautiful lunch nestled in the heart of Carneros, a not-open-to-the-public outdoor dining room of the legendary Sangiacomo family.
AUTEUR Wines | Kenneth Juhasz
Landmark Vineyards | Greg Stach
Ram’s Gate Winery | Jeff Gaffner
Sangiacomo Family Vineyards | Steve and Mike Sangiacomo
Famed winemaker, Jeff Baker, will personally welcome Immersion guests to the private Silver Cloud Vineyard, a mountain estate located 1,800 feet above the Sonoma Valley floor on the west side of the Mayacamas range, to experience the only wine region in California that has 100% volcanic soils. Joining Jeff for a vineyard walk will be Phil Coturri, Viticulturist and legendary winegrower who meticulously tends to the vineyards. Guests will then enjoy a vineyard-side tasting and round table discussion to learn and taste how the Moon Mountain District vineyards translate into distinctive and powerful, yet silky wines. This special Immersion will end with a private lunch prepared from the estate’s edible garden. Culinary Director John McReynolds will craft a special seasonal menu inspired by the acclaimed wines of Moon Mountain District.
Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards & Winery | Jeff Baker
Viticulturist | Phil Coturri
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
A very limited number of seats are available for this special Immersion set in the Bedrock Vineyard – one of the most historically and qualitatively gilded plots of land in Sonoma Valley. Each of the featured wines in this unique tasting are vineyard designates exclusively from Sonoma Valley’s many centuries-old historic vineyards, dating as far back as 1888. Taste and learn how ancient vines produce wines of remarkable character and depth, but in very small quantities. Founding vintner of Ravenswood Winery, Joel Peterson, will engage in a sommelier moderated discussion with a panel of winegrowers who have mastered the art of coaxing the most out of these vineyards that have withstood the test of time.