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Sustainability BINGO

To celebrate Down to Earth Month and Earth Day, the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s LODI RULES Program created a pandemic- and family-friendly travel Sustainability BINGO game for consumers and their children to play on your next trip through Lodi Wine Country. Educating the next generation about sustainable farming is extremely important to our growers and vintners. During the month of April, you may pick up a free set of BINGO cards, pens/pencils, and stickers at the Lodi Wine Visitor Center (12 to 5pm, Thur.-Sun.). Read Suzanne Ledbetter’s article about the LODI RULES Sustainability BINGO game on page 30 in the current issue of San Joaquin Magazine.

JUSTIN Wine and Cheese Tasting

Join us for a virtual wine and cheese tasting featuring our founder, Justin Baldwin, and James Beard Award-winning author and expert on wine and cheese pairings, Laura Werlin. The tasting will include three exceptional JUSTIN wines paired with a mouthwatering cheese plate. Date & Time: April 23rd at 6:00pm PDT Where: Facebook Live – @JUSTINWINE Tasting Pack Includes: Wines: 2020 Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Reserve Malbec 2018 SAVANT Cheese: Mt. Tam Triple Cream Cow Cheese – Cowgirl Creamery Dry Monterey Jack Cheese – Vella Cheese Company Midnight Moon Goat Cheese – Cypress Grove Accompaniments: Crackers & Cornichons – Trois Petits Cochons Fig Spread – Dalmatia Order your pack by April 11th and use promo code CHEESE for free shipping.

Sustainable Wines and Picnics under the Oak Trees

Silenus Winery, since 1968, has been a steward of the land. As a certified Napa Green winery, we believe in sustainability from the vineyards to the tasting room. We’re celebrating D2E month with our “Eat Like a Local” picnic program that supports our local and sustainable restaurants. If you order from a sustainable restaurant, we provide you with a picnic basket, utensils, wine glasses and everything you need to enjoy a leisurely afternoon picnic under the beautiful oak trees as well as a 10% discount off our wines.

Pinot Noir Deep Dive Virtual Wine Tasting

What makes a Pinot Noir one of the easiest drinking red wines? Why is Pinot such a beloved varietal with so many wine drinkers? Join us for a deep dive as we take a look at some of our most popular Rodney Strong Pinot Noir wines and walk through the process from vine to bottle, as well as discuss the fundamentals of Pinot Noir. In this unique comparison, we will also look at how our Petaluma Gap wines differ from our Russian River Valley wines. This virtual tasting will also feature a live performance on our Concert Green by Dirty Cello, a Bay Area favorite, bringing their unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Be sure to join us Live from the Terrace! Use code PINOT to receive shipping included on set. Purchase set here: https://shop.rodneystrong.com/Rodney-Strong-Pinot-Noir-Trio/SHOP.AMS?LEVEL=BOT&PART=21RSPINOT3

Earth Day Hikes for April

April 3rd, 10th, 17th, or 24th. We will start at the tasting room and explore a new trail each Saturday in April. Then finish back at the tasting room for an optional wine flight and artisanal picnic platter. Call us to reserve your spot at 707 994 4068.

Slam Dunk Deal

Half off when you buy any six bottles or more. Choose free pick up or $15 flat-rate shipping at checkout. Offer available at vinarobles.com. Valid March 18 – 29, 2021, while supplies last. No further discounts apply.

Down to Earth Month IGTV Videos: Meg van der Kruik of This Mess Is Ours

Every Tuesday in April, four well-known food and beverage influencers will share a video on the California Wines Instagram channel demonstrating a recipe inspired by the “Wine Country Table” cookbook, paired with sustainably made wines from California. Recipes and information about sustainability will be shared on each influencer’s website and social media platforms.

Down to Earth Month IGTV Videos: Jerry James Stone of the Jerry James Stone Blog

Every Tuesday in April, four well-known food and beverage influencers will share a video on the California Wines Instagram channel demonstrating a recipe inspired by the “Wine Country Table” cookbook, paired with sustainably made wines from California. Recipes and information about sustainability will be shared on each influencer’s website and social media platforms.

Down to Earth Month IGTV Videos: Britney Brown Chamberlain of Britney Breaks Bread

Every Tuesday in April, four well-known food and beverage influencers will share a video on the California Wines Instagram channel demonstrating a recipe inspired by the “Wine Country Table” cookbook, paired with sustainably made wines from California. Recipes and information about sustainability will be shared on each influencer’s website and social media platforms.

Down To Earth Month Livestreams: What Is Sustainable Wine?

It’s time to clear up the confusion around what defines sustainability! Participants will learn about sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices, and get the inside story on California’s sustainable certification programs, including the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program. The event includes a virtual tasting of sustainable wines from the Lodi, Napa Valley and Santa Barbara regions.

Down To Earth Month Livestreams: What Are Biodynamic and Organic Wines, and How are They Sustainable?

All organic and biodynamic wines are sustainable, but not all sustainable wines are organic or biodynamic. Explore the differences between organic and biodynamic practices, and learn how they both fit into the sustainability equation. The event also features a virtual tasting of sustainable wines from Sonoma County, Mendocino County and the Sta. Rita Hills.

Talking Dirt at Flying Goat: Sustainability & Down to Earth Month

Join Winemaker Norm Yost and his partner/wife Kate Griffith while they talk about sustainability at Flying Goat Cellars in a virtual Zoom meeting. These two OGs (Old Goats) have been practicing sustainability as part of their everyday lifestyle for decades. They’ve also been integrating it into best practices at Flying Goat. They love collaborating with local strategic partners who specialize in sustainable viticulture, agriculture, aquaculture and baking. With 21 vintages, Flying Goat wines have proven to be ageworthy and sustainable in their own right. Meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81605497058?pwd=SlJ2K1ZvcEc4UGdTaFg3cVMxVUZLdz09

Earth Day Webinar | Hosted by the Sonoma County Vintners & Sonoma County Winegrowers

Streaming live from the world’s most sustainable wine region, Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers will co-host a virtual sustainability panel discussion on April 22 in celebration of Earth Day. During this discussion attendees will take a deep dive with sustainability experts into grape growing and winemaking from around Sonoma County. Sonoma County has a record-breaking 99 percent of its local vineyards certified sustainable! Panelists will include winemakers and grape growers who can speak to what sustainability means for the destination and why you should be drinking sustainably. Moderated by Wine Enthusiast’s Virginie Boone. Register for the webinar here – https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lUy9QbfZRdarL6HV4qchJA

Sustainability Produced Wine & Coffee

Nestled within the Santa Maria Valley of Ramona, California, Ramona Roasters is a local veteran owned artisan crafted micro-roasting coffee company offering a variety of responsibly sourced coffees from around the world that are uniquely roasted to highlight the natural flavor profiles of the original coffee cherry.

Start Your Own Garden – Sustainable Living with Food & Wine

Join local cut flower farmer, Lisa Bee for a fun and interactive class, starting your own plants. Choose from tomatoes, basil, peppers, zucchini, squash, sunflowers, marigolds and more. Enjoy interactive instruction, in a personalized setting, with a glass of Ramona Ranch wine. Lisa Bee has been growing veggies and flowers from seed for over 10 years, starting thousands of plants from seed each year. Learn the tips and tricks to be successful, and saving money in the long-run, while learning to grow her favorites. Ramona Ranch is San Diego’s only certified sustainable Vineyard and Winery, co-owner Teri grew up in a gardening family, and loves to share the bounty from her garden every year, favoring tomatoes, peppers and basil, along with fresh lettuce, and squash.

Sustainable Virtual Offering at Tolosa

Sustainability has been a core value for Tolosa from the start. Tolosa’s vineyard, Edna Ranch, is sustainably farmed and is Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified. Join us for a Virtual Tasting as we Toast to Mother Earth and learn more about how we have taken our commitment to the next level. Purchase your 3-pack today and book your Virtual Tasting! Contact Tolosa to book your Virtual Tasting reservation or to inquire about customizing your Virtual Offering concierge@nulltolosawinery.com | (805) 782-0500 . This 3-pack includes 1 bottle each: • Pure Chardonnay 2018 • Pacific Wind Pinot Noir 2018 • 1772 Pinot Noir 2018

Wine & Art – Paint your Own Garden Hat

Join the winery owner and artist Tracy Weinzapfel for a fun and interactive class, creating your own custom Garden hat, while learning about Ramona Ranch Winery and wines. Upcycle an existing hat of your own, creating your own summer shade. Just $40 per person, seats limited for safe distancing – the class will be held outside. Class includes wine, instruction and supplies – bring your own hat.

Down To Earth 25% Discount

Our naturally, hand crafted, small batch wines, will be a wonderful addition to your lunch & dinner celebration. We take online offers to be shipped or we welcome curb pick up. Visiting our vineyard is by appointment, so we ask you please to call 925-330-2440 before visiting.

Clif Family Tune-up!, A Virtual bike ride, cooking demo and wine tasting

Join us for a Clif Family inspired virtual ride via your Peloton bike or app. Following the ride, we’ll reconvene via Clif Family’s Facebook Page for a Live Re-Fueling Cooking Demo + Wine and Food Discussion with Executive Chef John McConnell and a panel of special guests. This event is complimentary To sign up for the ride, click the link below to fill out the form to receive the instructions and other information on how to join us on the group ride. You can ride via your Peloton Bike or the Peloton App on your chosen device. REGISTERING FOR THE RIDE WILL ENTER YOU FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A CLIF FAMILY CYCLING SWAG BAG! DON’T FORGET TO USE OUR HASHTAG #TEAMCLIFFAMILY ON THE PELOTON LEADERBOARD SO WE CAN BE SURE TO GIVE YOU SOME HIGH FIVES. RSVP TODAY! https://cliffamily.com/virtual-bike-ride-culinary-demo-and-wine-tasting/

Winetasting with Live Music

Experience San Diego’s only certified sustainable vineyard and winery, bring a picnic and/or your pet and experience old-fashioned winery hospitality on our view terrace. Open Friday – Sunday, 11 to 6 pm.

Napa Valley Sessions- Sustainability: The Real Substance

Join us to explore how three wineries put their bold sustainability words into action. We’ll discuss the rigor and substance behind Napa Green and other sustainability certifications, and why it is essential that conscientious businesses communicate with employees, customers and guests about how and what sustainability really is. The session will be moderated by Sandra Taylor, President and CEO of Sustainable Business International. Register at education.napavintners.com

A Chef’s Journey Through Alexander Valley, World-Class Food & Wine Tasting Adventure

Explore the diversity of Alexander Valley through the eyes of 3 local chefs over a series of 6 virtual tastings, moderated by wine-writer, Sommelier, and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Courtney Humiston. Each chef is challenged to course three varietals per episode and dive into the nuances of what makes the perfect pairing. Travel through the valley, from north to south, valley floor to mountain top, to discover how microclimate and winemaking style can affect each varietal. Our winemakers and hospitality specialists will be on the session to guide you on terroir differences and winemaking techniques and discuss the chef’s pairings.

Frey’s April Virtual Tasting

The April Tasting package includes the following 3 bottles & an invite to attend the April Virtual Tasting Event where Katrina Frey and Nicky Coachman-Robinson will discuss the new label collaboration of Kwaya Wines celebrating unity and African culture, during Organic Spa Magazine’s Wellness Experience Cocktail Hour. 2019 Kwaya Organic Chardonnay 2019 Kwaya Organic Sangiovese 2019 Kwaya Organic Merlot ***Place your order by 4/6/21 to receive your wines in time for the event! This virtual tasting is the cocktail hour of Organic Spa Magazine’s Virtual Wellness Experience taking place on April 13th-14th. To learn more about their event and to register, visit: https://www.organicspamagazine.com/category/the-wellness-experience/

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend is a themed weekend in Paso Robles Wine Country featuring individual experiences at wineries. This year our Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend will not feature a single marquee event. 100+ local wineries celebrate with 3 days of experiences. Create your own Zinful itinerary to smell, sip, and savor the heritage of Paso Robles. Currently, large-scale gatherings are not approved. Wineries will be conducting business much in the same way they are now, with groups of no more than six people per party, socially distanced, with all precautions in place to create a safe environment for both guests and employees. At this time, wine tasting rooms and restaurants are only allowed to operate outdoor services.