Our series of “virtual interviews” with local winemakers continues during our Shelter in Place. Tonight we had a chance to talk about wine and winemaking with Jim Cargill, winemaker at House Family Vineyards.
Wine tasting in Santa Cruz
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Wine tasting has its own community of like-minded fans. Over time, connections are made that can lead to even more wine tasting fun. We had a recent example of “six degrees of wine tasting separation” when we received an invitation to attend a party at a new winery called Vidovich Vineyards. That was one great connection!
Wine tasting is a lot more than just drinking some wine. The sights, sounds, ambiance and even the other wine tasters elevate the experience far beyond just the flavor of the wine. All of these elements come together beautifully at House Family Vineyards!
Combine horseback riding, aerospace frontiers and generations of farming, mix in some artistry and a true respect for nature, and what can you get? Some great wine served in a beautiful and intriguing setting. The setting, in this case, is the Cooper Garrod Vineyards.
There are many ways to spend Thanksgiving weekend. While many people spend their long weekend shopping or ice skating or watching football, we have other preferences. That’s right, we go wine tasting! This particular Thanksgiving, we ventured up the hill from Saratoga, into the Santa Cruz mountains. Our first stop: Savannah Chanelle Vineyards.
This past weekend, I went to visit an old friend that I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. Now, it just so happens that this friend also owns Loma Prieta Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains. Here is where I ask myself (as a wine lover… nay… passionate wine adorer), what has taken so long […]
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Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore
Have we got something fun for you lined up!
We've partnered with Larissa from 'Bluebirds Chocolate' & Brandon from 'The Cheese Parlor' again to bring you another Chocolate, Cheese & Wine pairing class, this time Holiday style!
Don't miss this fun & educational event. You'll be greeted with a splash of Chardonnay to get your tastebuds warmed up. We will then be tasting through 4 separate pairings of Chocolate, Cheese & Wine and there may be a surprise in the end.
Seating is limited to just 32 people so tell your friends and family and get tickets ASAP! The class takes place on Thursday, December 9th and will start at 7pm. To add to the holiday cheer, we would love to see you in your best ugly holiday sweater (optional but highly encouraged).
Tickets are just $90 and you can get them by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-cheese-wine-holiday-pairing-class-tickets-208222568307
Club Member only discount code:
Use code WFVCLUB to receive $5 off your ticket purchase!
Harvest Moon Winery in Russian River
Friday, December 10 at 5:30pm
Sip & Paint with Us!
Join us for a fun, family friendly holiday party on December 10.
Paint your own wooden ornament with Kristen from Boards & Bottle!
Cookies from Baked on the River, in Guerneville, and our deluxe local cheese boards will be ready to pair with your favorite glass of Harvest Moon wine.
Tickets are almost sold out. Get yours today!
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Mitchella Winery in Paso Robles through Dec 12
Join us at Mitchella Winery for a festive weekend of gourmet popcorn, wine, artisan cheeses, balloons and mystery prizes!
Saturday & Sunday
Dec 11 & 12 from 11-4:30pm
~Reservations highly recommended~Click here for more info