Some of the greatest wines on Earth come from two American Viticultural Areas in California’s Sonoma County: the Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley.
Through the years, the wine clubs of Vinesse have featured dozens and dozens of wines from those two AVAs. Dry Creek is particularly noted for producing spicy, berry-bodacious renditions of Zinfandel, while the Russian River area is most famous for its very Burgundian bottlings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
But as the talented vintners of northern Sonoma County demonstrate vintage after vintage, numerous other varieties also shine in Dry Creek and Russian River. And come the weekend of Nov. 6-7, they’ll prove it with their 12th annual Wine & Food Affair – Tasting Along the Wine Road.
The event will run each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and offers access to fabulous estates in the two valleys – all pouring their current releases, some offering glimpses into the future with barrel samples, and others sharing their glorious past with special cellar selections.
A weekend pass costs $65 and includes a logo glass and an event cookbook.
To download a pdf of the weekend program or to purchase tickets, visit: www.wineroad.com
Ticket sales are available only in advance and end on Nov. 1. A special ticket price for designated drivers is available.