Come listen to and interact with winemakers from around the globe as they discuss winemaking and grape growing specifically for Alsace varietals. Light Breakfast will be served.
This year's program will include:
Dan Berger will guide you through a blind tasting of an international array of Rieslings. The audience will compete to guess the wines' placement on the sweetness scale while panelists discuss the value of the scale itself. It should be a lively debate and (perhaps) yield surprising results...
Casey Hartlip, vineyard manager at Ordways Valley Foothills vineyard will share all the secrets of growing Gewurztraminer grapes in a region sought out by some of the best winemakers. Attendees will taste and compare a horizontal sample of Gewurztraminer from Navarro, V Satuii, Corisson and Phillips Hill, then hear from the winemakers who source their fruit from this venerable vineyard.
Food and Wine Pairings With Three Varietals Tasted
Lars Kronmark, Chef Instructor at CIA Greystoke, will discuss food and wine pairings, focusing on the versatility of aromatic whites. Lars will present you with two samples each of three varietals, contrast low acid vs moderate acid and serve delectable samples to showcase the effect of food on each as you taste.
Chef Francois de Melogue will offer an educational and entertaining demonstration that highlights why so many food styles pair beautifully with the featured wines. The audience will sample his creation at the Grand Tasting– a great way to learn more about the versatility of Alsace style whites!
More details will follow.
Location: Mendocino County Fairgrounds at 14400 Highway 128, Boonville.
No Children - No Pets - Please