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5th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival

There will be wineries from around the world participating in this annual festival. It is a celebration of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and other noble Alsace varietals. Anderson Valley located on Highway 128 in Mendocino County offers a cooler climate, which provides and ideal growing condition for Alsace varietals. In the late 1960′s Gewurztraminer from Husch Vineyards, Navarro Vineyards, and Lazy Creek Vineyards soon defined the region for the early wine explorers. Now today, wineries like Claudia Springs, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Londer Vineyards, Esterlina Vineyards, Raye’s Hill Vineyards & Winery, Handley Cellars, and other wineries produce Alsation-style wines. Great wine in the Alsation style can be found in France, Germany, British Columbia, New York’s Finger Lake region, the Pacific Northwest and other select regions. This 2010 event highlights Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Muscat. This is the only event like it in the entire country. The Technical Conference will be Saturday, February 20, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. This will be held at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Booneville. Listen to and interact with wine experts from around the world. They will discuss grape growing and wine making specifically for Alsace Varietals. Tickets for this event is $45. Then from 12:30 to 3:30 pm there will be the Alsace Varietals Grand Tasting. Enjoy Alsace-style wines from around the world, plus food, music and more. Tickets are $65 for this event. And finally starting at 6:30 pm at the Booneville Hotel the Anderson Valley Winemakers Dinner. Talk with the winemakers and learn about there wine while enjoying a warm and cozy atmosphere of the historic Booneville Hotel. Enjoy a great dinner by renowned Chef/Owner Johnny Schmitt. Tickets for this event is $125. Click here for tickets to this event.
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