MAY 13-16, 2021
Immersion: Vineyard Exploration + Tasting
PRESENTED BY AMERICAN AGCREDIT
ROAD TO RHÔNE
Location: KIVELSTADT VINEYARD
Saturday, May 16, 2020
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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.
FEATURING WINES FROM: Dane Cellars, Kivelstadt Cellars, Loxton Cellars, Schermeister Winery, and St. Francis Winery & Vineyards.
Kivelstadt Cellars was founded on a love of amazing California vineyards. After leaving a career in consulting in his twenties, founder Jordan Kivelstadt traveled the world making wine in California, Australia, Chile and Argentina. Jordan’s parents Tom & Nancy purchased Kivelstadt Family Vineyard in 2005, and Jordan began making wines from the property in 2007. Since then, three acres of the vineyard has been grafted to Pinot Noir, and five acres are being replanted after being lost in the 2017 fires. At this unique site, Signature Sonoma Valley guests will see a vineyard in every stage of life – mature (25-year-old Syrah block), grafted (5-year post graft pinot block) and three new blocks that were just planted.