For Those interested:
Russian River barrel tasting site is www.wineroad.com/annualevents/3 . Although it states that the event is Sat and Sunday, most wineries are open for the event on Friday.
We usually stay in Santa Rosa. I think we are going the first weekend this year. A few wineries don’t do both weekends. Ex., last year Raffinelli only did the first weekend, so we didn’t get to visit them. We have always gone the 2nd weekend but this time we are going the first weekend for the three days.
You can see the list of wineries from the 09 tasting if you go to that site. There were over 150.
Here is some information from website:
BARREL TASTING – TWO WEEKENDS…
March 6-7 & 13-14, 2010
11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
Wineries pouring on Friday (March 5 & 12, 2010) will also pour 11:00-4:00
$20 In Advance – $30 At The Door
Price Is Per Person, Per Weekend
Tickets only sold online – Ticket sales begin January 18th
ALL ADVANCE $20 SALES WILL END MONDAY MARCH 1, 2010
Designated Drivers are $10 for each weekend
Submitted by: Linda Martin
Remember Don and DeeDee Sodaro, of the Napa Valley Sodaro Winery http://www.sodarowines.com/. Don is the Chairman of the Board here at Chapman, and came to my tasting a couple of Septembers ago! Well, he had a Sodaro tasting at Antonello’s restaurant here in Santa Ana recently, and now I have news.
1. Did you know that the area of his winery is Coombsville, and the 12 wineries
in that portion of southeastern Napa is petitioning to become a separate
appellation? You can google Coombsville for some more info about the region, if
2. He invited all of WSR to visit his winery. He said: “If you all get to
Napa, I’ll host a wine dinner at the Sodaro Winery for you, AND I’ll make sure
you can visit some of the other private wineries in the Coombsville region.”
So — what say you all? Anyone interested? Can’t be right away for me —
perhaps late spring or summer, or early fall?
– Charlene –
Glen & Mary Frederiksen