Exploring the Neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley – Seminar

$55 Buy Now

Friday January 17th

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, Salon IV

This winemaker panel discussion and tasting will explore “The Neighborhoods” of Sonoma County’s iconic Russian River Valley, home to some of the most sought-after Pinot Noir in the world. The seminar will lead guests through a line-up of marquee wines that spotlight each of the distinctive six neighborhoods.  This seminar brings together some of the very best winemakers from the Sonoma Russian River Valley, providing you a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with and discuss the nuances of these amazing Pinot Noir’s.

Panelists:

  • Jenn Walsh-La Crema (SR Plain)
  • Heidi Bridenhagen-MacRostie Winery (Middle Reach)
  • Greg LaFollette-Alquimista (Eastern Hills)
  • Alex Kanzler-Kanzler Family Vineyards (Sebastopol Hills)
  • Giovanni Balistreri-Russian River Vineyards (Green Valley)
  • Mike Sullivan-Benovia (Laguna Ridge) Moderator

ATTIRE: Casual

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir: Under the Radar and a Cut Above – Seminar

$55 Buy Now

Friday January 17th

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, Salon IV

Tucked away in the extreme northwest corner of Mendocino county above the far Sonoma Coastline lies the 14-mile long Anderson Valley AVA. The region’s diminutive size belies the superb quality of its wines; despite only containing 4% of all of California’s Pinot Noir plantings, the region has been drawing rave reviews from all corners. Join this distinguished panel to learn more about the region, and to gain an insider look at why this beautiful, remote area has become one of the darlings of the Pinot Noir world.

Panelists:

  • Ryan Hodgins, Fel
  • Quin Donahue, Copain
  • Quelene Slattery, Twomey
  • Tony Rynders, Maggy Hawk
  • Matt Revelette, Siduri
  • Moderated by Gilian Handelman, Jackson Family Wines

ATTIRE: Casual