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Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekends

The Wine Road's Barrel Tasting Weekends take place over 2 weekends in March. You can often talk to winemakers AND growers directly get detailed information about the vintage you're tasting. Rick Hutchinson of Amphora Wines and is a good example of a friendly small winery experience on the Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend.
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Barrel Tasting Weekends

Date: Fri-Sun Feb 28th-March 2nd, March 7th-9th, 2014
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $30-$50 | $5 Designated Driver
Description:

More than 100 wineries in the Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander ValleyShow on maps will participate in the annual Barrel Tasting Along the Wine Road. This is the largest wine tasting event in Sonoma County, and due to popular demand has been stretched to two weekends (with Friday optional for wineries, but many do participate). Barrel tasting is a unique opportunity to taste barrel samples (and often the same wine already in the bottle, from an earlier vintage) at the wineries, enjoy music, entertainment, and lots of great local food.

Barrel samples are a mixed lot, remember this is not finished wine, it's wine in process. Sometimes it tastes really good, sometimes less so. Either way, don't let that stop you from attending, as all the wineries have plenty of finished wines to sample. Barrel Tasting is not a food or themed event.  It's main focus is on wine "futures". Tasting out of the barrel gives you a glimpse into how the wine will taste once fully aged. The Wine Road Barrel Tasting Show on mapWeekend gives you a chance to purchase wine now, typically at a discount. Once the wine is aged and bottled, typically 12-18 months from now, you can pick it up or have it shipped to you. Many of the participating wineries are very small and make extremely limited productions. This may be your only chance to scoop up the good ones BEFORE the word is out.

Absolutely no one under 21 years of age (including infants and young children).  Wine Road requests that you please taste responsibly. Wineries cannot continue to serve anyone that appears intoxicated.

Please do not bring dogs to the wineries during the Barrel Tasting Weekends.

Notables:

TICKETS: (plus sales tax and service charge)
January 1-31      $30 per weekend (early bird pricing)
February 1-24     $40 per weekend (advance sales end Feb. 24th at 9:00pm)
At The Door       $50 per weekend | $40 Sunday only

Designated Drivers are a $5 donation to the Redwood Empire Food Bank

Please check here for a list of participating wineries.

City: Sonoma County
State: California
Phone number: 800-723-6336
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web page: click here to visit

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