Zoom Into Wine is a new, FREE online tasting experience hosted by wine expert and educator Ian Blackburn and sponsored by ZIPLY™ and MerchantofWine.com
This Online Tasting is on Saturday, August 22nd at 5pm
Deadlines to join this ZOOM
Sign up : 24 hours before
Optional wine kit: 48 hours before
Join us for free as we get to know about RAEN Winery and deep dive into 2 bottles special guest proprietor and winemaker Carlo Mondavi, hosted by wine expert and educator Ian Blackburn. Learn how the wine was made, get behind the scenes information, ideas and influences.
Carlo Mondavi is the winegrower, visionary and creative force behind all aspects of RAEN Winery. He accredits his grandfather Robert as his inspiration in wine, and father Tim, as his greatest teacher. Like Tim and Robert, Carlo has dedicated his life’s work and passion to enhancing the art of wine.
In 2013 Carlo founded RAEN winery alongside his brother Dante to focus on producing world class Pinot Noir along the western reaches of the Sonoma Coast. Blending together practices pulled from permaculture, biodynamic, organic and regenerative farming, RAEN believes that winemaking starts in the vineyard, and that wine is grown, not made. Carlo joins a new generation of farmers and wine growers who believe that wines can be farmed beyond organically and made in the purest, most elegant of styles. The name RAEN itself tells the story that RAIN becomes wine in the vineyards, and stands for Research in
Agriculture and Enology Naturally.
In 2016 Carlo founded the Monarch Challenge, with the mission statement to eradicate all herbicides, fungicides and pesticides from vineyards in Sonoma and Napa counties. Through this work, Carlo co-founded Monarch Tractor in 2019, an autonomous, electric tractor designed to specifically support the intricacies of sustainable farming; pushing the Monach Challenge forward, and opening the door to a more sustainable future for all farmers.
Carlo studied abroad at the University of Aix-en-Provence in France and spent time
studying in Italy, further developing his knowledge of wine and viticulture. Along this
journey, Carlo worked a harvest at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy and has spent time working at Agricola Brandini in Barolo as well.
You may also purchase our ZOOM WINE KIT that includes 2 bottles of Raen Wines.
$75 ZOOM Wine Kit includes:
Why Zoom Into Wine?
At WineLA we have hosted wine tastings and educational seminars for over 20 years. While we are not able to get together and toast in person at this time, we've innovated to continue our mission in cultivating and sharing the wine lifestyle.
It's raw, unedited, un-produced, but well practiced and personal. I can’t promise I won’t go political …can’t promise I won’t get drunk…I can’t promise the wines are going to be the best you’ve ever had...but they will be really good!!! I can promise to be 100% authentic, to tell the story of the wine, and to share my passion and knowledge with you.
Each Zoom Into Wine experience is distinctly different. Some will have a large number of bottles, some will have special guests! A distinct story told with every wine along with a few laughs and some industry insights, then around minute 45…IT’S THE NO RULES ZONE! The planned portion of the experience concludes and who knows what we'll be talking about, but wine will influence the discussion and direction.
DON’T WAIT! Wines may sell out, while supplies last!!
How do you join?
*It is FREE to participate but you must sign up (below) 24-hours in advance!
*Optional Wine Kit MUST be purchased 48 hours prior to be delivered before the tasting date.
*Once you have signed up, details and access codes will be distributed via email
ZOOM INTO WINE™ ONLINE TASTING EXPERIENCE:
WINE KIT PURCHASE:
*All sales and purchases are final, no refunds, credits, or returns.
*Must be 21 or over to participate