May 14-17, 2020
IMMERSION: VINEYARD EXPLORATION + TASTING
Immersion is an exploration of Sonoma Valley’s most iconic vineyards. The experience will include a vineyard walk, followed by a seated tasting and sommelier moderated discussion with a panel of winemakers and winegrowers who specialize in each site and/or topic.
ROAD TO RHÔNE
France’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre have long since been coveted by wine enthusiasts and vintners around the world. California winemakers have followed suit, making Rhône’s and Rhône-style blends a staple and cult classic. With similar growing conditions and versatility, Sonoma Valley’s Rhône-style wines rival that of Europe’s, today. Graceful and complex in character, world-class Rhône’s have been produced in Sonoma Valley for years, and they are here to stay.
DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2020
WINERY REPRESENTATION: Proprietor or Winemaker required to attend.
WINE QUANTITY FOR EVENT: 6 BOTTLES
- Submitted wines should be of exceptional quality for the vintage, variety, and style.
- Submissions must be a Single Varietal Rhône or Rhône-style blend.
- Submission can be a current release or back vintage from any vineyard site within Bennett Valley, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Mountain, or Moon Mountain District AVAs.
- If you choose to submit a back vintage or library wine, we will accept a written description of the wine rather than a tasting sample. In this case, wine submissions will be evaluated solely on written description and technical notes submitted.