In 1988 most
California winemakers focused on varietal wines – Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a handful of other varieties. A few who recognized
that many of the world’s most prized wines were not simply one note
compositions turned their attention to blending, intent on producing wines of
artistic expression. A small group of these like-minded producers founded the
wines produced from the traditional “noble:” Bordeaux varietals, with no single
variety making up more than 90 percent of the blend. In addition, Association
member wineries agree to use Meritage to refer to their best wines, those that
represent the highest form of winemaking art.
Now it’s your turn!
Join Tim Bell, Dry Creek Winemaker (via Skype), and Raj Hora of Tutto Vino as they
leads us on this interactive blending experience to show you first hand the art
of blending. We call it a challenge for two reasons. First, it’s a fun-filled
competition among friends to see who can make the best blend (we’ll put you
into teams, you’ll blend several traditional components together and we’ll
actually vote to see whose Meritage is best). The second challenge is tasting
all the components and focusing your senses and abilities into making an ideal
So, if you’ve ever
dreamed of being a winemaker for a day, now’s your chance!
We'll supply the pippette, the beaker and the blending wine!
You just need to come in with a sense of ADVENTURE & FUN!!
And... We will taste
some great Dry Creek Wines!
Please RSVP as we have a very
limited number of seats.