EVENTS & FEATURED WINERIES
WINERY OF THE WEEK FEATURES
Meet the Winemakers and their teams!
Each week we dedicate half of our space for 1 of our 25 winery partners where they will be pouring additional wines for you in flights, pairings, library series and any other unique features they may have. Review our list below for a full schedule and mark your calendars to visit us.
Each Featured Week starts on Monday and ends that Sunday with details being updated daily so keep checking back for new events to be listed.
May 10 – 16
Eric Kent Wines
With 18 vintages, and over 100 artist labels! Eric Kent has a strong vision – to capture the best of every vintage, showcase inspiring art on every label and celebrate the journey with us all. A family-run producer of unique wines from vineyards in 6 Sonoma County appellations – Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Bennet Valley, Petaluma GAP, Dry Creek Valley and Carneros.
Featured Flight of 6 Wines
Available all week
Wednesday, May 12th – Winemaker Happy Hour
Meet the Winemaker, Kent Humphrey, and team from Eric Kent while tasting through 6 unique wines paired with food bites from local beloved Sizzle & Drizzle catering! The Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Syrah will be beautifully showcased alongside a White Bean Arugula Salad, Wild Mushroom Pasta and Blackberry/Blueberry Coffee Mini Cheesecake. What better way to have a little mid-week fun?!…
Tickets: CLICK HERE
(Limited seating, only 40 tickets available)
Saturday, May 15th – It’s a MAGNUM Party!
A vertical series flight of the exclusive, coveted Kalen’s Big Boy Blend Syrah and Sacha Marie Pinot Noir in a Magnum format! Taste the difference and features through 5 vintages.
No reservations needed
May 17 – 23
Working a dairy, farm, and vineyard is truly a family affair. After graduating from UC Davis in 1984, John Bucher returned to Healdsburg to manage the family dairy operation, Bucher Farms, eventually transitioning the herd to an organic dairy farm. John continued on his parent’s path of growing the dairy herd, while also looking for opportunities to diversify to higher-value crops to stay economically sustainable. In 1997 John planted the first Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir blocks for Bucher Farms. Additional plantings of Pinot Noir and eventually Chardonnay followed and today, Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir grapes are sold to several notable Sonoma County wineries, including Williams Selyem, Siduri Wines, Papapietro Perry, Kosta Brown, C. Donatiello, and others.
Featured Flight of 6 Wines with Magnums, Library and Special Selection Wines
Available all week
Monday, May 17th – Magnum Monday
Digging into their cellar and library wine, these very limited wines will be available for tasting and purchase, with a vintner signature!
2014 Bucher Pommard Clone Pinot Noir 1.5L Magnum
2015 Bucher Three Sixty Pinot Noir 1.5L Magnum
Tuesday, May 18th – Cheese & Chocolate…with wine!
Karen Bianchi of Valley Ford Cheese will be sampling and selling cheeses which pair perfectly with the Bucher flight.
Wednesday, May 19th – WINEMAKER HAPPY HOUR with Adam Lee
Spend an evening with the Bucher team and Winemaker Adam Lee as they pour 5 estate vineyard wines tableside for you while enjoying a delicious food pairing by the one and only Duskie Estes of Black Pig Meat Co.
Tickets: Click Here
(Limited seating, only 40 tickets available)
Thursday, May 19th – Rotary Benefit winetasting
A portion of your wine purchase will go to the Rotary International Fundraiser benefiting Polio Plus.
Friday thru Sunday
Meet the Bucher family team and enjoy amazing wine from their portfolio, including their newly released Rose and Sauvignon Blanc!
May 24 – 30
In 1980’s, the Topel family discovered a 160-acre old sheep farm, deep in the hills west of Hopland. Continuing the of early heritage of Mendocino pioneers and recognizing the perfect growing conditions for Bordeaux varietals, this hillside vineyard was planted in rugged high-altitude terrain in ’89. Out of respect for the land, only 15 acres planted, the rest of the pristine land is left to nature – oaks, manzanitas, coyotes and hawks.
Today, Martin Bernal-Hafner, Topel’s winemaker, carriers this legacy and is inspired by old-world tradition, guided by science, and follows the rhythms of nature. His worldly experience – from M. Chapoutier to Paul Hobbs – is reflected in the elegant and age-worthy wines coming out of the Topel cellar. With so many wines to explore we were compelled to include this set of wines from, just as famously known and beloved, Mendocino County.
May 31 – June 6
It’s often said that great wines are made in the vineyard, but for Charlie and Amy Chenoweth, that’s less a saying than an actual fact. For Charlie, the legendary grape grower, and Amy, the family winemaker, the fruit is everything. Proudly staked is a 20+ year history of farming some of the most coveted grapes in Sonoma County, on the land that has been in their family since the mid-1800’s. Now as part of the Region family, we love the chance to introduce Amy’s wine – she surely has something special in that Rose and Green Valley Pinot Noir!
June 7 – 13
For the love of old world, classically styled wines. Calluna wines come from the 17-acre estate in the Chalk Hill appellation, right in the middle of Sonoma County on a gorgeous hilltop. Planted in 2005, after a strong determination to make a dream reality, David takes great pride in living among the vines with his family and making the wines himself.
A conversation led to a meeting, which led to a visit to the gorgeous hilltop estate in Windsor. Winding up the road, seeing the scares on the land from previous fire years, we were left speechless. David’s welcoming nature and tour of the estate were impactful – just as sharing the wine and stories together, it was a great match. We are honored to have these wines and stories to now share with you.
June 14 – 20
DRNK represents the collective joy of working and being together. Founded in 2012, Ryan has a rich winemaking legacy, with five generations of vineyard stewardship in Sonoma County dating back to the 1880’s. Located in an idyllic setting atop the Laguna Ridge in the heart of Russian River Valley with a 300 foot wine cave – only 1 of 4 in the area. Ryan is guided by a philosophy that blends an understanding of the land and tradition with evolving science and data that allows for precision winemaking.
June 21 – 27
A firm belief that the Russian River Valley is the veritable Garden of Eden for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and cool-climate Syrah. We couldn’t agree more! A father and son run family winery, Michael and Mike are creating award-winning, idyllic Rhone and Burgundian wines since 2012, nestled in their estate in Green Valley appellation.
June 28 – July 4
Immortal Estate Wines
Can anything else taste as sweet as immortality? Of all earth’s creatures, only the immortal jellyfish lives on forever. As winemakers, we can aspire to create a wine that will stand the test of time. By dedicating ourselves to excellence in our pursuit of a wine that pairs infinitely well with life’s finest moments, we hope to create memories that will last forever.
July 5 – 11
In 1967 Dick and Mary Hafner purchased 250 acres in Alexander Valley. 100 of those acres are vineyards; the rest are oak woodlands that are left for the flora and fauna. In September 1982 they were ready for their first crush with Parke at the helm. Now three generations of Harfners work together producing Chardonnay, Cabernet, a Malbec blend and Rose. Perfectly quoted by Parke, “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
A true partnership forms from a connection but also the deeper set of values. Living a simple and balanced life of family, friends, nature and adventure couldn’t be anymore apparent in these wines and with this team.
July 12 – 18
“Building Community Through Wine.” The logo represents an H for Halleck. More importantly, it expresses “one-to-one”, depicted as Roman numerals. Fostering a personal connection with everyone who enjoys their wine. Viewing the dot as a grape, it has served as a plant of power for over 8,000 years, as wine is viewed as sacred in almost all the major religions…and for good reason. It has the unique ability to connect us, elevating a conversation and building community. Which the circle represents our community. True to their word and mission, Halleck Vineyard has been devoted to our world from day one and has raised over $750,000 for charities all over the world for causes dearest to the hearts of their Inner Circle members by creating experiences for auction.
July 26 – August 1
Front Porch Farm
In 2010 Peter and Mimi began to build a farm guided by the principle that diversity is nature’s basic pattern. They view farming as a symphony of life-affirming patterns; learning how to take care of the biotic community resident in their soils; orchestrating the succession of crops, each benefitting from its predecessor and using diversity as their guiding principle.
Meticulously farmed and certified organic, they aren’t just growing plants, they are supporting a whole ecosystem which takes time, experience and dedication – a true inspiration. Every bottle we’ve ever had from Front Porch Farm has carried through the astounding qualities it takes to make it – appreciating every glass and the team creating it.
August 2 – 8
Young Hagen Wines
From Minnesota to Southern California to Napa and Sonoma, with prestigious professional golf tours in between, Tim and Ali Beranek brought Young Hagen to life in 2013. Combined with a passion for wine and experience from Kosta Browne and Outpost Wines Tim brings his own unique style and approach to these wines, just as he did on the golf course.
With the hand-dipped waxed tops (with help of their kids) to starkly beautiful labels and defined character Tim brings us stand out wines you will cherish.
August 9 – 16
A simple philosophy – make a good tasting wine that will age well. Since their first vintage in 1991, Fred & Judi Scherrer have been creating handcrafted, full-flavored wines that express the personality of the unique Sonoma County vineyards where they are grown.
From their hands on, honest winemaking approach to the vast knowledge and shared love for this craft, Scherrer Winery brings the consistent balance of simplicity and approachability to Region throughout their unique varietals.
August 16 – 22
Located just outside of Healdsburg in Dry Creek Valley David and his team have a 10-acre boutique farmstay winery focused on four very important principles – stay, taste, learn and explore. The reputation, history and development of Zo Wines is interwoven with the quality and individual character of family-owned vineyards. At the very heart of our winemaking philosophy is the requirement of the ‘the right fruit, from the right places, grown with the right people’!