West of West Wine Festival
West Sonoma Coast Vintners, an association of wineries on Sonoma’s coastline, will host the fourth annual West of West Wine Festival from August 1st to 3rd. The event will be held in Sebastopol at The Barlow and will feature some of the most acclaimed Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Syrahs on the market today.
The Festival begins with Welcome Dinners hosted by member wineries on Friday night, August 1st. These dinners offer a rare opportunity to dine with winemakers in their home or winery. Saturday offers morning seminars, interviews and flight tastings, following by the first of two Grand Tastings on Saturday afternoon and the Grand Dinner Celebration in the evening. Finally, return to the Grand Tasting tent on Sunday afternoon for a second opportunity to taste through the wines.
The West of West Wine Festival is your best opportunity to experience the extraordinary wine, food and culture of the West Sonoma Coast.
2014 WEST OF WEST WINE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
Friday August 1, 2014
Welcome Dinners 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Be an honored guest of one of the member vintners as you taste wines in the terroir where they were grown and enjoy Sonoma’s renowned local cuisine prepared by talented chefs. $125-$200
Saturday August 2, 2014
Seminars 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wine lovers and wine industry insiders come together for a series of in-depth seminars exploring the West . $200
Tasting & Pairing Terroir
The chef/owners of the two hottest farm to table restaurants in San Francisco, Stuart Brioza from Statebird Provisions and Evan Rich from Rich Table, join moderators Paul Einbund and Peter Palmer. Particular emphasis will be placed on why certain wines work better with certain ingredients and how sourcing and farming philosophies can translate terroir in a dish.
Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared from locally sourced ingredients.
Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay
An in-depth exploration of one of the iconic vineyards of the Sonoma Coast: Heintz Vineyard. The wineries purchasing fruit from Charlie and Karen Heintz are a veritable who's who of the best producers in the West Sonoma Coast: DuMol, Flowers, Freeman, Littorai, Williams Selyem, Ceritas, Radio Coteau, Kesner Wines, Banshee & Zepaltas. Explore the vineyard and the wines produced from it through the lenses of terroir, winemaking technique and regional identity to better understand this extraordinary West Sonoma Coast site.
WOW Grand Tasting 3:00pm - 6:00pm
An unparalleled opportunity to taste the wines of more than 40 producers and growers; many of them hard-to-find gems, all of them pure expressions of the West . $125
Grand Dinner 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The festivities continue with a pre-dinner reception featuring white and rose wines from the West Sonoma Coast and local oysters from Hog Island Oyster Company. Afterwards, enjoy a Grand Dinner highlighting local Sonoma bounty. Dinner wines will consist of magnums of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay supplied by each of the members of the West Sonoma Coast Vintners. Feel free to bring something from your cellar to share if you wish. $300
Sunday August 3, 2014
WOW Grand Tasting 1:00pm - 4:00pm
A second opportunity to taste the wines of more than 40 West producers and growers. $100
Friday Winemaker Welcome Dinner - $125-$200
All Access Pass Sat & Sun - $475
Sat Grand Tasting - $125
Sat Seminar Series - $200
Sat Grand Dinner - $300
Sun Grand Tasting - $100