Some wineries source grapes from multiple vineyards and regions, and then blend to a consistent aroma and flavor profile each vintage.
Others opt for an approach that results in what we refer to as “wines of a place.” Typically, this involves utilizing grapes from a single vineyard in a single vintage, and simply making the wine that Mother Nature intended for that place and time.
On Saturday, June 4, the Russian River Winegrowers will present an opportunity for wine lovers to sample an array of “wines of a place.”
On that evening, at Thomas George Estates in Healdsburg, Calif., the Winegrowers group will host the 2nd annual Single Vineyard Night.
Vintners will be pouring nothing but their small-lot, single-vineyard wines of various types–including a while lot of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, varietals that fare particularly well in the Russian River Valley climate.
Better still, the wines will be paired with numerous “small bites” from some of the region’s top restaurants and caterers.
The evening also will include an auction featuring group bidding on various “adventure lots,” plus dancing to deejay-provided music.
While geared to 20- and 30-somethings, the event is open to all wine lovers. It should be a hot evening in the cool caves of Thomas George Estates.
For ticket information, and to view a list of participating wineries, go to: rrvw.org
To view teaser videos on the auction lots, go to: facebook.com/NextGenerationWine