Rhone Rangers New York City Trade Tasting
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Join us for a walk-around tasting with over 100 wines from more than 25 winery members of the Rhone Rangers. Participating wineries include: Bonny Doon, Broken Earth, Cornerstone Cellars, Cypher, Donelan Wines, Fess Parker Winery, Folin Cellars, Halter Ranch, Jada Vineyards, Kenneth Volk Wines, L'Aventure, Michael-David Winery, Petrichor, Pomar Junction, Proulx, Qupe, Refugio Ranch, Ridge Vineyards, Stark Wine, Tablas Creek, Tarara Winery, Treana & Hope Family Wines, Two Shepherds, Villa Creek, Vina Robles, Vines on the Marycrest, Wrath, Zaca Mesa and Zenaida.
When & Where
The Rhone Rangers are a group of roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley. These varieties range from the better-known Syrah and Viognier to the up-and-coming Mourvèdre, Grenache and Roussanne, to obscure (but delicious) grapes like Counoise and Picpoul.
The Rhone Rangers started from a small gathering of American vintners who began meeting informally in the 1980s. As their numbers expanded, the group organized under the name “Rhone Rangers.” The Rhone Rangers is a non-profit organization focused on promoting the enjoyment of Rhone varietal wines produced in the United States. These grapes include the 22 traditional varieties approved by the French government for the Côtes du Rhone, as well as Durif (Petite Sirah). In order for a winery to join the Rhone Rangers, they must produce at least one wine that contains 75% of any single approved varietal (or combination of these varietals).