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Friday Sept 21st is International Grenache Day. (#GrenacheDay.)
Grenache is the second most widely planted red grape in the world and is finally getting the credit and respect it deserves. Grenache enthusiasts are connecting all over the world and coming together to celebrate this groovy grape.
The 32 members of the North Coast Chapter of the Rhone Rangers are joining together to offer wine afficiandos a chance to taste Grenache - red (Grenache Noir), white (Grenache Blanc, yes an actual grape). and Rose', as well as blends that feature Grenache.
There is no charge to attend, however donations, proceeds to the Rhone Rangers scholarship fund, are accepted, online and at the door.
A Serious, Educational Tasting
If you attended any of William Allen's prior Greenhouse tastings, the format is similar. Attendees get a clipboard of information with detailed notes on each wine, and walk around to interact with each winery.
Vote For Your Favorite
Attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite Red, White, and blend. Help pick the top wines of the night!
This is your chance to taste wines from Icons like Ridge, to up and coming stars, to wineries that make very small productions, <100 case lots.
Wineries Pouring Include:
- Donelan Wines: Grenache Blend
- Hahn Family Wines: Grenache Blend, 100% Grenache
- Mounts Family: 100% Grenache
- Quivira: 100% Grenache
- Ridge : Grenache, Grenache Blend
- Sheldon: 100% Grenache, Grenache Blanc Blend
- Stark: 2011 Grenache Blanc
- Two Shepherds: 2011 Grenache Blanc, 2010 Grenache blend
- NEW! Mathis Sonoma Valley Grenache
Come taste & learn about Grenache, compare styles, and experience the breadth and magic of this wonderful grape.
Please RSVP to help us manage glasses, etc. We do have capacity limits as well, and if exceeded, priority will go to ticket holders.
Food For Purchase
Heritage Public House is connected to the Wineyard and their kitchen (and microbrew selection) will be available to purchase food during and after the event.
Many Thanks to Sponsors- The Wine Road, and Heritage House
For their annual support and glass donation. And to Heritage House for donation of their facility.
Sept 20th Special Pre-Event Twitter Tasting 530-730 pm
As a pre kickoff to Grenache Day, join the Rhone Rangers from 530-730 pm Thursday with guest speakers (Tweeters):
- 530 pm icon Ridge Vineyards
- 600 pm the legendary Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard
- 630 pm Rising Grenache (Blanc) star - Two Shepherds,William Allen
- 700 pm Pioner Jason Haas of Tablas Creek joins with the dynamic Larry Shafer of Terecero
Grab a glass of red, white or rose' Grenache, and join the fun, ask questions, and learn about Grenache!
RSVP Here: http://grenacheday12.eventbrite.com/
When & Where
Rhone Rangers - North Coast Chapter
The North Coast chapter of the national Rhone Rangers, non profit organization.