Saturday & Sunday, February 9, 10, 2013
On February 9, from 8:30 – 4:00 pm enjoy both the Educational Session and the Alsace Varietals Grand Tasting. Listen and interact with the winemakers from around the world as they discuss winemaking and grape growing for Alsace varietals. There will be a continental breakfast served.
The Topics include:
- Botrytis in the Vineyard with the discussion led by Doug Gabler, Professor of Plant Pathology, UC Davis.
- A “Gastro Tour” of Alsace presented by Mike Ramsey, teaching Laboratory Manager, Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis.
- 30 years of Riesling – a restrospective tasting and discussion with Allan Green of Greenwood Ridge.
This will be followed by a food/wine pairing demonstration with author and master Sommelier, Evan Goldstein.
At the Grand Tasting you will meet the winemakers and taste Alsace-style white wines from around the world, including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Muscat! Enjoy perfectly paired bites crafted by local renowned chefs.
Alsace varietals winemakers dinner with Chef John Ash
Enjoy a special menu created by renowned chef and author, John Ash. Dinner will feature 6 winemakers and you will have the opportunity to hear form Chef Ash about why he chose each wine/food pairing presented. Learn more about the wines from the winemakers themselves in the elegant private dining room at Scharffenberger Cellars.
It’s an event that will brighten even the darkest winter month!.
Participating Wineries: Breggo Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, Claudia Springs Winery, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Elke, Esterlina, Foris Vineyards, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Handley Cellars, Husch Vineyards, Lazy Creek Vineyards, Londer Vineyards, Lula, Navarro Vineyards, Philo Ridge Vineyards, Domaines Schlumberger, Toulouse Vineyards, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Stoney Hill, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Trefethen, Valckenberg and many more…
Anderson Valley Winery Open Houses, Sunday, February 10, from 11:00 – 5:00 pm.
For tickets click 7th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival
For dinner phone 707-937-2810 or online at urban spoon.
For lodging phone 707-937-2810 or online at reservations.
For spa reservations phone 707-937-2810 or online at Indigo Eco-Spa.