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Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown – “The Winemaker Sessions” (Final Episode)

The Winemaker Sessions” will welcome return guests from the “Behind the Wines” series, along with new faces from renowned California wine regions, to taste and discuss one another’s wines and share stories about trends, challenges and opportunities in 2020. The finale will be led by webinar host Elaine Chukan Brown and be an extended episode consisting of five segments, each running 20-25 minutes.

Alpha Omega’s Giving Thanks Live Virtual Tasting

Alpha Omega’s Winemaker and Virtual Tasting Team lead this live, interactive virtual experience featuring two beautiful Alpha Omega wines and a premier culinary demonstration. 25% of all proceeds from the virtual event will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund for wildfires to assist those affected by the LNU Lightning Complex Fires and the Glass Fire. Sign up with friends and get ready for a virtual tasting experience like no other. Sign up deadline is December 4, 2020 to allow ample time for wines to be shipped to participants.

“Behind the Wines: The Harvest Sessions” with Elaine Chukan Brown

Wine Institute’s California Wine Export Program will conclude its “Behind the Wines” webinar series with “The Harvest Sessions,” a unique trio of episodes, moderated by host Elaine Chukan Brown, to give a behind the scenes look at the 2020 vintage across the Golden State. In part two of the Harvest Sessions, Elaine will sit down with sparkling wine producers producers, Scott Caraccioli of Caraccioli Cellars in Monterey County and Michael Cruse of Cruse Wine Co. in the North Coast. The two will bring different perspectives on approaches to sparkling wine production: a family-owned, traditional method sparkling wine house sourcing fruit exclusively from the cool Santa Lucia Highlands and a more contemporary operation that produces traditional method sparkling and Pét-Nat from atypical varieties such as Valdiguié and St. Laurent, sourced from all over the North Coast. Register here: https://bit.ly/register-for-behind-the-wines.

“Behind the Wines: The Harvest Sessions” with Elaine Chukan Brown

Wine Institute’s California Wine Export Program will conclude its “Behind the Wines” webinar series with “The Harvest Sessions,” a unique trio of episodes, moderated by host Elaine Chukan Brown, to give a behind the scenes look at the 2020 vintage across the Golden State. Elaine and guests Steve Matthaisson, winemaker and owner of Matthiasson Wines and Tendu, and Beth Forrestal, Assistant Professor of Viticulture and Enology at University of California, Davis, will give an on-the-ground look at what factors were at play during the harvest season in the North Coast and provide perspective on their impact on vintage overall. Register here: https://bit.ly/register-for-behind-the-wines.

“Behind the Wines: The Harvest Sessions” with Elaine Chukan Brown

Wine Institute’s California Wine Export Program concludes its “Behind the Wines” webinar series with “The Harvest Sessions,” a unique trio of episodes, moderated by host Elaine Chukan Brown, to give a behind the scenes look at the 2020 vintage across the Golden State. Elaine starts the harvest tour in the Central Coast, getting a behind the scenes look at the harvest with two producers who together demonstrate the diversity of terroirs, grape varieties, and wine styles produced in this region: Graham Tatomer of Tatomer and Tyler Thomas, winemaker at Dierberg and Star Lane. Register here: https://bit.ly/register-for-behind-the-wines.

Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown, Ep. 28 – Featuring Dan Petroski, Winemaker, Larkmead and Massican

In this episode of the Behind the Wines webinar series with Elaine Chukan Brown, Elaine and Dan will take a look at the wide spectrum of styles Napa Valley has to offer: from classic Napa Cabernet house to the cool, new wave producer of high acid whites. The two will also discuss Dan’s experimental vineyard at Larkmead, testing a mix of varieties from all over the world to see how they grow in the northern Napa Valley as part of his response to climate change.

2020 GALA HARVEST VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Participate in our Harvest celebration from the comfort of your own home. On Saturday, October 17th at 2:00pm PDT, join Founder Justin Baldwin and JUSTIN Master Sommelier Joe Spellman for an in-depth tasting and discussion on our 2016 Reserve Tempranillo, 2017 Reserve Malbec, and 2017 Trilateral. $151.00 RETAIL PRICE $120.80 WINE SOCIETY PRICE” Available to purchase on our website: Please note – for legal reasons, we cannot ship this pack to the following states: AL, AR, DE, IN, KY, LA, MS, NJ, OH, OK, RI, UT. Shipments include a chill pack to protect the wines during the summer months for up to 3 days during shipment. We recommend that our Midwest and East Coast participants choose an expedited shipping option.

Taste of Howell Mountain at HOME!

TICKET LEVELS: Complimentary Howell Mountain Access – $0 Admission ticket includes: Access to on-line bidding and broadcast of Live Auction close out. Level 1 – HOWELL MOUNTAIN AVA FOUNDERS & GENERATIONS WEBINAR – $50 • Howell Mountain logoed six-bottle wine tote and Howell Mountain logoed wine key • Access to on-line bidding Level 2 – VIRTUAL WINE TASTINGS | TASTE OF HOWELL MOUNTAIN at HOME – $150 – $425 Admission ticket includes: • Virtual Online Tasting for one household with one Howell Mountain winery, with anywhere from 1 to 4-750ml bottles of their Howell Mountain wine shipped to you in advance of the tasting. • ALL virtual tastings take place on Saturday, October 24 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PST in advance of the online Live Auction beginning at 3:00 p.m. PST • Howell Mountain logoed six-bottle wine tote and Howell Mountain logoed wine key • Access to on-line bidding

Sunday Social Club Supper

A virtual event. Sunday supper is a time for multiple generations of friends and family to gather around the table to a special meal. We’re offering a chance to decompress and prepare for the upcoming week with a Virtual Sunday Social Club Supper, with a menu designed by a special guest chef! RSVP here as soon as possible; an ingredients list will be emailed to guests a week in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkf-moqzsvEtN1BGU7BYktB4ozl7-Gr0jH

The Life of a Grape: A Harvest Experience

A virtual event. From the vineyards to the crush pad to the winery interior, there are many steps our estate grown grapes take on their way to becoming Emeritus wine. You are cordially invited to join them on this Life of a Grape tour, with Maia as your host to walk you through the process of the harvest at our estate vineyards!  Watch the dawn harvest without having to wake up that early; haul grapes down Pinot Hill without getting your good hiking boots dirty; crush grapes without need for worrying about stains! RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofu2vrzMpHNSEZQNEBtR5KEU4tyZau2rd

Virtual Wine Tasting with Buena Vista Winery and the Count Himself

We are celebrating California Wine Month throughout September! Join the Count of Buena Vista on Facebook LIVE as he tastes through a selection of wines that highlight the very best of California winemaking: Count’s Selection Pinot Gris, Otelia’s Selection Pinot Noir, Attila’s Selection Zinfandel and the Sheriff of Buena Vista Red Blend. Purchase these wines and taste along with the Count! https://store.buenavistawinery.com/SHOP.AMS?LEVEL=BOT&PART=NBVGP171

California Wine Month Virtual Tasting with DeLoach Vineyards

We are celebrating California Wine Month throughout September! Join Director of Winemaking, Brian Maloney, on Facebook LIVE as he tastes through a selection of DeLoach wines that highlight the very best of California winemaking: DeLoach Ritchie Chardonnay, DeLoach van der Kamp Pinot Noir, DeLoach Estate Pinot Noir and DeLoach Saitone Zinfandel. Purchase the wines ahead of time and taste along with Brian!

California Wine Month Virtual Tasting with Wattle Creek Winery

We are celebrating California Wine Month throughout September! Join Winemaker, Katie Carter, on Facebook LIVE as she tastes through a selection of Wattle Creek wines that highlight the very best of California winemaking including Petaluma Gap Chardonnay, Dry Creek Merlot, Rockpile Zinfandel and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Purchase the wines ahead of time and taste along! Make Sure to like our Facebook page.

Sonoma Valley Wine Virtual Tastings and Experiences

VIRTUAL SONOMA VALLEY Join our wine community and enjoy a taste of Sonoma Valley wine through Virtual Wine Tastings in your own home. Take a look at the offerings on a daily and weekly basis, and we will see you there! To pre-order wines highlighted during tastings or experiences, visit our Wine Promotions and Special Offers page or view our Sonoma Valley Video Library here for videos you can watch at anytime.

Aver Family Vineyards, September Saturday Night Supper Club

The Saturday Night Supper Club:
Event price for two includes:
A live Zoom cook-along led by Truffle Shuffle
Recipe and all ingredients delivered to you by Truffle Shuffle and Bottle of Aver Family Vineyards wine shipped to you by Aver Family Vineyards

On the menu:
Truffle Wagyu Cheeseburger perfectly paired with a bottle of Aver Family Album 2017 Petite Sirah
(Gluten-free option available if needed*)

Date: September 19, 2020 4:00 p.m Pacific Time
Cost: $100/kit – each kit is designed to serve two people with all shipping fees included

Register by: September 10, 2020 at Aver Family Vineyards

 

Virtual Tasting: Once and Future Wines

Joel Peterson of Once & Future will be joining John Sporing, founder of A Life Well Drunk, for a virtual tasting on September 3 at 6 PM EST. • 2018 Bedrock Zinfandel • 2018 Oakley Road Mataro • 2018 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah This special three pack is only available by contacting Erika at erika@nullonceandfuturewine.com REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_apz7XMYdRxmsONMWa2eHBg To learn more visit: https://alifewelldrunk.com/tastings/once-future-wines/

Our Virtual Tastings Show goes on

We have decided to introduce an exciting set of shows for the fall: Virtual Harvest Crew Series! Let’s share this exciting process all the way from picking decisions, harvesting, crushing, fermentation, racking, pressing and all the way up to barrel aging with all of you! A fun way for you to be a member of the harvest team! We will be be including video clips and pictures from the week to show you what is going on in the vineyard and winery. You will have a great time learning, be able to ask questions and understand what it takes to get the grapes into your glass. We will take you behind the scenes and talk about art verses science, wine chemistry, weather, hard work, etc……and share stories from our two decades long journey in this magical world. And off course we will open a bottle of wine with you:

Cool Runnings with DG Chardonnays

Cool Runnings with DG Chardonnays We think our cool climate Chardonnays are some of the best produced (yes, we are a bit biased). Join us as we taste our three single vineyard Chardonnays: the fifty-one year old Rued Vineyard, our classic Walker Hill, and from Marin County, Devil’s Gulch. We’ll bring the wine you bring the oysters. Reserve your space | Buy package.

JCB LIVE Wine Styles: So Fresh.

A crowd pleaser for all, there is nothing better than picking fresh ingredients from your garden and creating the most delicious and mouthwatering pizza! Top it off with a fresh egg and the #delocious wine of DeLoach and you are set. Join Chef Rafael Molina and Jean-Charles Boisset as they create their favorite pizzas paired with DeLoach Heritage Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

JCB LIVE Wine Styles: The Gateway to Napa Valley.

Oakville Grocery has long been the location for locals and tourists alike to stock up on everyday supplies and today, we continue that tradition. Join Jean-Charles Boisset, Barry Dinsmore and Jorge Perez as they make some delicious flatbreads at Oakville Grocery topped with local products and paired with Durant & Booth Cabernet Sauvignon and 1881 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

Temecula Valley Wine Month

Celebrate California Wine Month this September Temecula Valley style by staying in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country sipping wine, watching a beautiful sunset, dining al fresco, and absorbing the breathtaking scenery. Temecula Valley Wine Month is a great reason to wander local and relax among expansive landscapes with breathtaking views, award-winning wines, and in the comfort of clean, safe accommodations. Check our website for virtual events throughout the month.

Tolosa Tonight Virtual Winemaker Dinner

Premiering September 25!  Tolosa winery has partnered with the acclaimed Ember Restaurant and Karson Butler Events to create an intimate gathering that evokes the San Luis Obispo Coast wine country in your home, virtually, on demand! The kit contains video links to Winemaker Frederic Delivert sharing three of his most coveted wines, Chef Brian Collins showcasing  a cooking demonstration of the featured recipes (shopping list included), while Amber Karson demonstrates how to create beautiful tablescapes, all with the perfect recommended sound track.  Order early – wine included!

Taste at Home with Gary Farrell Winery

The 2016 vintage was an exceptional year for California wines. Early vine development coupled with a slow and steady ripening gave the grapes plenty of time to develop amazing complexity of flavors and beautiful natural acidity. These Single Vineyard Selections showcase diversity in vineyard sources that span from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County down to the Santa Maria Valley on the Central Coast. Join us for a taste exploration through iconic vineyards and award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel supported by digital access to vineyard spotlight videos + a special sneak peek into our cellar during harvest.

Virtual Tasting: The Wines of Lodi, CA

Let the Harney Lane team guide you through their legacy of farming with a virtual tasting of 100% estate wines. Our award-winning collection is sustainably grown on our 5th generation Home Ranch in Lodi, CA. We look forward to sharing the rich, nuanced flavors of Lodi in these meticulously crafted estate wines. A true taste of Lodi terroir! Follow Harney Lane on Facebook and Instagram for live harvest updates throughout the month of September. Additionally, our Wine:30 Favorites Pack provide a sampler of our favorite offerings and will be available online with an exclusive 20% discount (CAWINEMONTH), with shipping included.

Alpha Omega’s Live Virtual Tasting, Chef Demonstration and Luau

Join Alpha Omega Vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett to celebrate California Wine Month with a live virtual tasting of four Alpha Omega wines, chef demonstration and luau. Alpha Omega’s Winemaker Henrik Poulsen and Master Sommelier Bob Bath lead this interactive and educational experience from the fountain-side lawn at Alpha Omega. A culinary component with Hawaiian dishes paired to match the wines and a hula lesson from Polynesian dancers promise to help make this a virtual tasting like no other. RSVP by September 18, 2020 in order for the wines to be delivered to you in time.

A Taste of Malibu with Rosenthal Wines

A taste of Malibu is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this pristine coastal appellation! Lead by Rosenthal – The Malibu Estate, enjoy our classic Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay while learning about our history, vineyards and gorgeous oasis along the California coast. With two packages available, 2-bottle pack with one Cabernet Sauvignon and one Chardonnay – Or our discounted 4-bottle pack with two Cabernet Sauvignon and two Chardonnays for the same shipping cost. We can’t wait to show you what makes Malibu so special and participate in California Wine Month!

Explore Lake County AVAs

Follow us on Facebook (@LakeCountyWine), Instagram (@lakecountywinegrapecommission), and YouTube (Lake County Winegrape Commission) throughout the month of September to learn about the unique qualities of each Lake County AVA. Explore the attributes (climate, soil, elevation, and more!) that make Lake County an exceptional winegrowing region. Dig beyond the soil and learn about the farmers and winemakers that have helped shape the landscape of Lake County’s vineyards and wines.

First-Ever Family Estate Collection of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

Our family’s wine journey began 40 years ago, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, through the sustainable cultivation of world-renowned Quail Hill Vineyard. Fostering our philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, we planted a cooler-climate parcel known as Susanna’s Vineyard, and as our family grew, the younger Adam’s Vineyard came to fruition. Never before have these three unique and distinct sites been offered together. To appreciate each one and learn why they came to be, we invite you to a three-part virtual tasting series for an in-depth look into their inherent characteristics, included with your purchase of the Family Estate Collection.

Order the following six bottles (by August 19th if you’re located outside of CA) and receive an invitation to join us on Zoom Fridays, September 4th, 11th & 18th at 4pm PT. ⁠

Zoom Hangouts with Paso Robles Wine Country

Come take a peek behind the curtain of Paso Robles Wine Country and “hangout” with some of Paso’s personalities. This casual Zoom meet-up has no agenda, no motive to sell you anything, nor a script. Paso is a tight-knit community, so naturally, panelists are not only colleagues, but friends specially selected for the show theme. Topics may include what’s happening in the cellar or vineyard, how they approach food pairings, the importance of organic farming, experimental vessels, and more. Disclaimer: Conversations may digress to the proverbial shooting of the ….. Paso Wine Zoom Hangouts will include three personalities joining in from the cellar, winery, home, or vineyard. Happening every Thursday 3 – 4pm and hosted by Paso Wine’s own Christopher Taranto.

Frey Organic Wine Virtual Tasting

Eco Farm Rolling Virtual Wine Tastings begin in September 2020! Kickoff event with Frey Vineyards 9/30/20! Hosted by: Eliza Frey, assistant winemaker & Nicky Coachman-Robinson, founder of Kwaya Wines Frey will be featuring Organic, No Sulfites added, Vegan & Gluten Free Kwaya Wines. Using Hopin’s sophisticated virtual venue, Eco Farm will host similar monthly interactive tastings for wineries to present their brand’s unique winemaking stories, philosophies & sustainability practices. For details and to register in advance visit: www.freywine.com and www.eco-farm.org Kwaya is the Hausa word for “seed”. Hausa is one of the most common African languages spoken in Nigeria, Ghana, and much of North Africa. Frey is donating 5% of all Kwaya proceeds to Bridges of Hope, Nicky’s alma mater in Georgia.

Hoopes Family Vineyard Virtual Cooking Class Series: Top Chef Special With Chef Tu

Join Top Chef Tu David Phu as he shares his family’s version of Cơm Gà (Chicken Fat Rice). Participants will nail down the poaching method, learn how to power up rice with anything but water and mix up Nước Mắm Gừng – the ultimate dipping sauce. Compare how the richness of the 2015 Genny’s Vineyard Chardonnay and the acidity of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc pair with the dish. Both Chef Tu and Hoopes Vineyard are both donating $10 each per sign up directly to Slow Food East Bay’s Sister Farms Project.

Hoopes Family Vineyard Virtual Cooking Class Series: Top Chef Special With Chef Tu

During this class, Top Chef Tu David Phu focuses on the Flavors of Southwest Vietnam. Find out how to make Gà Rang Me (Tamarind Chicken Wings), Bò Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) and Bún nhâm (Spicy Coconut Rice Noodles). The featured Hoopes wines pairings for this class are the citrus-driven 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, the strawberry-laden 2017 Rosé and the beautifully bold Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Chef Tu and Hoopes Vineyard are both donating $10 each per class sign up directly to Slow Food East Bay’s Sister Farms Project, in support of Asian Immigrant Farmers from Central Valley California.

Temecula Valley CRUSH ~ A Virtual Wine & Culinary Experience

We cannot let California Wine Month, and the 10th Anniversary of our CRUSH event pass without some wine, food and fanfare! So, this year we will be introducing CRUSH From Home – a series of virtual wine tastings and culinary demonstrations that you will be able to participate in from the comfort and safety of home. Every week will feature a rotating schedule of dynamic Wine Country winemaking and culinary teams, who will lead you through gourmet cooking demonstrations and guided tastings of hand-selected wines that can be picked up or sent to your door to sip along with your presenters and fellow participants.

Celebrate California Wine with the Santa Lucia Highlands

The Santa Lucia Highlands produces some of California’s most coveted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All month, Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans members offer special experiences, tastings and wines to celebrate California Wine Month. Monterey County tasting rooms are open with beautiful outdoor spaces and new experiences to enjoy the region’s cool, coastal breezes and world-renown wines.

Pavilions Presents: Virtual Wine Tasting with Boisset Collection

We are delighted to have you join us for a Virtual Wine tasting featuring Boisset Collection wines and the talented wine teams behind them. Hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of Boisset Collection, taste through five highly-accoladed wines from the famed Boisset Collection portfolio of wineries, including LVE, Raymond Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery and DeLoach Vineyards. Tasting alongside Jean-Charles are guests: Stephanie Putnam, Director of Winemaking Raymond Vineyards; Brian Maloney, Director of Winemaking Buena Vista Winery and DeLoach Vineyards; The Count of Buena Vista; and a very special appearance from the founder of LVE Wines – John Legend. We look forward to an incredible evening together. Join us! Register in advance for this Zoom webinar Here: https://rb.gy/nft1ud

Knights Bridge Virtual Fall Release

You’re invited to join Director of Winemaking Douglas Danielak and the Knights Bridge team for our virtual fall release event on September 19th, 2:00 pm PDT! We’ll be tasting our way through our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon releases as well as answering your questions in a live video format. Please visit knightsbridgewinery.com/event for more information.

Knights Bridge Digital Wine Party

In this time of social distancing there is pleasure and comfort in wine. Our Digital Wine Party can bridge the distance and bring you together with friends and family. Calendar a date and time, and we will send a bottle (or more!) of Knights Bridge wines to your friends and loved ones around the country who are sheltering in place. This experience creates an opportunity to connect and celebrate with your friends and family. To book, please call or email Kenji Yoshida, kyoshida@nullknightsbridgewinery.com or (707) 812-4487.

New California AVAs and Trends in California Wine – A Virtual Tasting with Master Sommelier David Glancy

California grows over 100 different wine grape varieties and accounts for over 80% of the American wine production. If California were a country, it would be the 4th largest producer in the world! Despite it’s size, however California’s wine landscape is constantly changing with recent approvals of eight new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and another eight on the way! San Francisco Wine School invites you to join Master Sommelier David Glancy for a unique eight wine virtual tasting seminar to explore California’s new and emerging AVAs and discover its newest grape varieties, producers and other trends in the dynamic wine scene. This special California Wine Month tasting seminar may be taken on its own or to enhance the California Wine Appellation Specialist CWAS® certification program. Full price tickets include eight 2-oz premium wine samples with shipment available to 43 states

Wine Wednesday with the Winemaker – Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for Wine Wednesday with the Winemaker on Facebook Live! Each week Anthony will be going live on Facebook at 4:30pm PST and feature a wine from our upcoming annual club release. He’ll discuss each wine from our 2018 vintage included in the fall shipment. Spend Happy Hour with him while asking him anything you want to know about these new wines, the vineyard, winemaking practices and any other Ecluse happenings!

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Wine Club Passport Event

September is California Wine Month and we are ready to celebrate Harvest 2020. Make plans to visit and take advantage of our Wine Club Passport event which entitles you to purchase participating member’s wine clubs at their discounted price. Order online from September 1st through the 15th from as many participating wineries as you would like and get a taste of membership! There is no commitment to join the club when you order. Or, if you are in the neighborhood, make an appointment to pick up your wine clubs in person and do a tasting or sip a glass of wine. How it will work: · Passports are available for $30.00. · Online orders must be placed between September 1st – 15th directly to the winery. · Order from as many participating wineries as you would like and receive the Wine Club discount.

Cooking with Cakebread Virtual Culinary Class

In conjunction with California Wine Month, we’re opening up the kitchen at Dancing Bear Ranch – virtually – each week in September! With the purchase of a current release virtual tasting pack of four 750ml bottles of Cakebread Cellars wines, guests will be invited to join our resident winery chefs for a complimentary culinary class (value $75/household) featuring two Wine Country recipes paired with two of the featured wines. These virtual culinary classes will be held at 10am on Thursdays, with wines shipped at $10 flat 7-10 days in advance. Entertaining friends and family? Email culinary@nullcakebread.com to plan your private virtual Napa Valley experience!

Cooking with Cakebread Virtual Culinary Class

In conjunction with California Wine Month, we’re opening up the kitchen at Dancing Bear Ranch – virtually – each week in September! With the purchase of a current release virtual tasting pack of four 750ml bottles of Cakebread Cellars wines, guests will be invited to join our resident winery chefs for a complimentary culinary class (value $75/household) featuring two Wine Country recipes paired with two of the featured wines. These virtual culinary classes will be held at 10am on Thursdays, with wines shipped at $10 flat 7-10 days in advance. Entertaining friends and family? Email culinary@nullcakebread.com to plan your private virtual Napa Valley experience!

Cooking with Cakebread Virtual Culinary Class

In conjunction with California Wine Month, we’re opening up the kitchen at Dancing Bear Ranch – virtually – each week in September! With the purchase of a current release virtual tasting pack of four 750ml bottles of Cakebread Cellars wines, guests will be invited to join our resident winery chefs for a complimentary culinary class (value $75/household) featuring two Wine Country recipes paired with two of the featured wines. These virtual culinary classes will be held at 10am on Thursdays, with wines shipped at $10 flat 7-10 days in advance. Entertaining friends and family? Email culinary@nullcakebread.com to plan your private virtual Napa Valley experience!

A Perfect Pairing: Pinot and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

Building onto our first venture into Pinot Noir production since 1993, Duckhorn Portfolio has amassed an incredible Pinot Noir collection that is sure to delight every wine lover’s heart. Taste through a diverse array of California Pinot Noirs from Duckhorn Portfolio with Goldeneye winemaker, Katey Larwood, as we celebrate California Wine Month! Highlighting the distinct characters of Anderson Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountains AVAs, join Katey as she dives into a deep appreciation of this expressive, versatile grape grown throughout the Golden State. Take the grapes versatility to new levels and experience how beautifully it pairs with three cheeses presented by the co-owner of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. Purchase this package by September 14th to receive your wine and cheese in time for our virtual experience on Friday, September 25th. Only 50 packages available for our newest virtual events. Purchase early to ensure participation!

Sip & Color: #CabernetDay

Join J. Lohr on Thursday, September 3rd, from 4 pm to 5 pm PDT, for a ‘Sip & Color’ session on Facebook Live. J. Lohr President/COO Jeff Meier and marketing partnership expert and art enthusiast Erica Meier will be coloring through a panoramic view of J. Lohr’s iconic Hilltop Vineyard. Guests can download the template, grab pencils, crayons, or paints, and sample three Cabernets from the J. Lohr Estates and J. Lohr Vineyard Series Cabernet portfolio.

September Saturday Supper Club

Together we will cook the ultimate truffle cheese burgers paired with Aver Family Vineyards 2017 Aver Family Album Petite Sirah. The Wagyu beef cheese burger is topped with a mixture of three Cowgirl Creamery truffle cheeses, grilled onions and BBQ sauce served on a buttered brioche bun. For one low price the experience includes dinner for two with ingredients sourced from top purveyors, a bottle of Aver Family Vineyards wine, a virtual cooking class led by Truffle Shuffle’s Michelin-trained chefs and the camaraderie of the Aver Family gang. Share with family members! (Gluten-free available)

Virtual Tasting: Cool Runnings with DG Chardonnay

We think our cool climate Chardonnays are some of the best produced (yes, we are a bit biased). Join us as we taste our three Dutton-Goldfield single-vineyard Chardonnays: the fifty-one year old Rued Vineyard, our classic Walker Hill, and from Marin County, Devil’s Gulch. We’ll bring the wine you bring the oysters. Buy package here: https://shop.duttongoldfield.com/product/DG-Chardonnays

“Meet the Maker Happy Hour” Virtual Wine Tasting

Join Inman Family Wines owner and winemaker Kathleen Inman for our “Meet the Maker Happy Hour” virtual wine tastings over Zoom. We donate a portion of the proceeds from these tastings to local chapters of Meals on Wheels, which provides elderly Americans with meals as well as assistance with errands – a critical service during this pandemic. To join us, order one or more of our wine trios. Ground shipping is included on all packages to our direct ship states in the continental US. Once you place your order, you will receive a follow-up email with dates to choose from.

“Meet the Maker Happy Hour” Virtual Wine Tasting

Join Inman Family Wines owner and winemaker Kathleen Inman for our “”Meet the Maker Happy Hour” Virtual Wine Tastings over Zoom. We donate a portion of the proceeds from these tastings to local chapters of Meals on Wheels, which provides elderly Americans with meals as well as assistance with errands – a critical service during this pandemic. To join us, order one or more of our wine trios. Ground shipping is included on all packages to our direct ship states in the continental US. Once you place your order, you will receive a follow-up email with dates to choose from.

Build Your Own Cheese Board & Wine Pairing

Come join Carhartt Vineyard and John Moore, one of our awesome Rascals, for a virtual 1-hour session as we go step-by-step in building an awesome charcuterie spread. After we build our boards, Chase Carhartt will walk you through the fundamentals of food and wine pairing, taste through the two selected wines (will be available for purchase on our website), and discuss how each pair with the flavors of your cheeseboard. List of recommended items to follow.

September Saturday Supper Club

Together we will cook the perfect truffle cheese burgers paired with Aver Family Vineyards 2017 Aver Family Album Petite Sirah. The Wagyu beef cheeseburger is topped with a mixture of truffle cheeses, grilled onions and BBQ sauce served on a buttered brioche bun. For one low price the experience includes dinner for two with the ingredients sourced from top purveyors, a bottle of Aver Family Vineyards wine, a virtual cooking class led by Truffle Shuffle’s Michelin-trained chefs and the camaraderie of the Aver Family gang. Make it a date night! Share it with family members! (Gluten-free option available)

SUMMER BBQ VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Join Justin Baldwin and Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom for a live virtual tasting, where they will share their favorite recipes and wine pairings for the ultimate summer BBQ! The virtual tasting pack includes our 2019 Rosé, 2019 Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 JUSTIFICATION. Date & Time: Friday, August 7th at 5:00pm PDT Where: Instagram Live – @JUSTINWINE Order your tasting pack by August 4th and use promo code BBQ for free shipping!

Calaveras Virtual Grape Stomp: Backyard Edition

The Oldest & Largest California Grape Stomp must go on during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 400 Stomp Teams will compete using Zoom Online Event Services. The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) has hosted the annual Grape Stomp Competition & Harvest Celebration for 26 years. This annual competition and fundraising event has become a tradition for many who meetup for a reunion weekend in Calaveras Wine Country. After careful consideration of current social distancing laws around large-scale events, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance team has decided to host the first of its kind, “Virtual Grape Stomp: Backyard Edition” is set to take place on Sunday, September 27th. Teams of two register online through the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website for a “Grape Stomp Kit” that includes a stomp barrel, 25 pounds of grapes, juice measuring devices and stomp instructions. Teams will select a time to pickup Stomp Kits at the CWA Wine Info Center in Murphys, CA.

Palate Rap with Jake & Josh Beckett

Join Jake & Josh as the taste through three wines from the Spring Wine Club release. The 2018 Petite Sirah, the 2018 Willow Zinfandel, & the 2018 Especial Zinfandel. If you already opened these wines from your shipment and you would like to taste along, re-order now at PeachyCanyon.com Clink the link to Zoom in with us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89657130247

Palate Rap with Jake & Josh Beckett

Have you ever wondered what makes clones of a varietal separate and unique? Peachy Canyon’s D Blockhouses 18 different clones for the bottling of D Block. A project the Beckett’s have been working on along with UC Davis in order to elevate the quality of California’s heritage grape, Zinfandel.

Sonoma County Wine Auction

The virtual 2020 Sonoma County Wine Auction, produced by the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, presents the region’s most renowned wines to distinguished collectors and generous bidders online where they have an opportunity to bid on incredible auction lots. The mission of the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is to help support nonprofit organizations throughout Sonoma County focused on literacy & education, health & human services, the environment, and arts & culture. Named one of the nation’s top charitable auctions by Wine Spectator, proceeds from the Sonoma County Wine Auction have supported more nonprofits than any other fundraising event in Sonoma County.

Taste of Sonoma at Home

Taste of Sonoma at Home showcases Sonoma County’s most renowned wineries and chefs and offers wine and culinary enthusiasts access to taste and experience Sonoma County virtually in 2020. This program includes valuable insights on Sonoma County wine, wine pairing inspiration, delicious recipes to try at home, mouth-watering tips from Sonoma County Chefs, Wine Talks webinars and much more. Email subscribers receive this valuable information and registration access to live webinars through the month of September. With 18 unique AVAs and more than 60 wine varietals there are endless opportunities to learn more about Sonoma County, a world-class wine region.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 50th Anniversary – IG Live “A Tasting Journey Through the Decades with Winemaker Marcus Notaro

Session #4 – Thursday, June 25: The Art of Aging In this session, Winemaker Marcus Notaro will talk about what makes a wine age well, how to build a good wine cellar, when to open wines and how Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wines age. He will taste wines from the 90’s, which are in a sweet spot right now. Recommended wines from the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Webstore: • 2008 CASK 23 Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon • 2009 CASK 23 Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon • 2010 CASK 23 Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon • 2012 FAY Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon • 2017 ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon – 1.5L Magnum Purchase wines on wine shop at: https://www.stagsleapwinecellars.com/

Ferrari-Carano Virtual Private Tasting

Since you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you…virtually and live! When you book your 30-minute, private virtual tasting, one of our hospitality team will join you via Zoom to sip and chat through some of your favorite Ferrari-Carano wines, right in the comfort of your own living room. Custom and complimentary, choose up to 3 wines from the list of 10. Maybe you already have these wines at home, perhaps you’re able to find them in your area, or these wines are available for purchase from our website. Offered Wednesdays and Fridays between 2 and 4:30 (PDT), book your 30-minute tasting today…we look forward to seeing you! Choose from the following wines: 2019 Fumé Blanc 2019 Dry Sangiovese Rosé 2019 Pinot Grigio 2018 Chardonnay 2018 Tré Terre Chardonnay 2017 Pinot Noir 2017 Siena 2016 Merlot 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Trésor

JUSTIN x Jerry Rice Virtual Tasting

Join Founder Justin Baldwin and retired pro football player Jerry Rice for our next virtual tasting. The Jerry Rice Virtual Tasting Pack includes our 2019 Rosé, 2017 Reserve Tempranillo and 2017 ISOSCELES. Date & Time: Friday, June 5th at 5:00pm PDT Where: Instagram Live – @JUSTINWINE. Order your tasting pack by Tuesday, June 2nd and use promo code JUSTINJERRY for free shipping! Please note – for legal reasons, we cannot ship this pack to the following states: AL, AR, DE, IN, KY, LA, MS, NJ, OH, OK, RI, UT

Chandon Virtual Tasting Volume 2

A Club Chandon experience open to all. Join head winemaker Pauline Lhote as she tastes through wines sent in the June club shipment as well as a summer cocktail recipe. Learn about the history of Chandon and what makes our award-winning wine so special. A limited edition tasting set is available to purchase on Chandon.com for non-club members, with free shipping on all 3 wines, so you can follow along at home.

THE MASTERS WITH JUSTIN Featuring Josh Hart

Join Founder Justin Baldwin for the inaugural episode of The Masters with JUSTIN featuring pro basketball player, Josh Hart. The Josh Hart and Justin Baldwin Virtual Tasting Pack includes our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 RIGHT ANGLE and 2017 JUSTIFICATION. Date & Time: Friday, May 22nd at 5:00pm PDT Where: Instagram Live – @JUSTINWINE Order your tasting pack by Tuesday, May 19th and use promo code JUSTINJOSH for free shipping! Please note – for legal reasons, we cannot ship this pack to the following states: AL, AR, DE, IN, KY, MS, MT, NJ, OH, OK, RI, SC, UT, VT, WY

Curbside Pick Up, Virtual Tastings, and Happy Hours

We are standing by and ready to welcome you to the winery…virtually, of course! With any purchase of four wines from our Online Store or in a local store near you, enjoy a complimentary private experience with a host from the winery. From the comfort of your home, taste through your choice of award-winning wines while learning the history, stories, and wine making philosophies behind our wines. All you have to do is provide us the wines that you purchase for curbside pick up, online, or locally and our hosts will curate the order of your flight, then meet you online for a private, video wine tasting*. Also, get a group of 2-8 friends together for Virtual Happy Hour. Our host will guide you through the tasting of your three wines, sharing the stories behind them and answering all your questions along the way.

Taco Tuesday, Vino y Más with Amelia and Dalia Ceja

Taco Tuesday, Vino y Más with Amelia and Dalia Ceja streaming on Facebook Live every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. PST! This dynamic duo’s dedication to ease, healthfulness, and—above all else—flavor should win a permanent place in the hearts of home cooks. They’ll discuss classic and contemporary dishes, fun wine pairings and give snippets of their down-home family life. The second delicious recipe that will be showcased is Amelia’s Eggplant Tostadas paired with our Vino de Casa red blend (70% Pinot Noir, 20% Syrah), so be sure to tune in this coming Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m and every Tuesday this month. We encourage participation! We will be submitting a new recipe and wine pairing each week on our website. Also, pre-order our wines and have them shipped to your home. We also have offers on wine + shipping! Come hungry + thirsty amigos. Please tune in and share! Participate + shop wine collection → https://www.cejavineyards.com/wine-shop