Want to “get a taste” of great wine from wineries you’re probably not familiar with? There’s a fantastic way coming up in Santa Rosa next Saturday for you to check out 15 small production wineries, all under one roof, along with a generous spread of food choices to enjoy. We’re talking about the 6th Annual “Get a Taste” event at Vinoteca/Vinify (3358 Coffey Lane, Suite D, Santa Rosa, 707-542-3292). Head on over to this state-of-the-art winemaking facility on June 22 and you won’t regret it.
This wine tasting opportunity runs between 12:00 and 4:00 pm on the 22nd. Based on the wineries participating, you can probably expect to “Get a Taste” of varietals such as Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. You should find a few Rosés there as well.
Tickets for the event are just $20 in advance, and can be purchased here. Your admission includes samples from all 15 wineries, a wide variety of small bites, chances to talk to the actual winemakers, and a commemorative wine glass. If you aren’t able to buy tickets in advance you can probably get them at the door, but the price will go up to $25 so just go ahead and get your tickets now.
The wineries scheduled to pour at Vinoteca “Get a Taste” are Argot Wines, Baker Lane Vineyards, Bjornstad Cellars, Calluna Vineyards, Couloir Wines & Straight Line Wine, Cowan Cellars, Desmond Wines, Frostwatch Vineyard & Winery, Lattanzio Wines, Olson Ogden Wines, Pfendler Vineyards, Sojourn Cellars, Super Sonoman Wine, Townley Wines, and Westerhold Family Vineyards.
Want more details on the food? Here’s what you can expect to “Get a Taste” of:
- Cheese and Antipasti Platter
- Crudité Platter
- Roasted Chickpeas (3 ways)
- Brie & Arugula Bites with Sliced Apples
- Swiss Cheese & Caramelized Onion Crostini
- Baked Feta with Kale Pesto Baguette
- Quinoa Salad
- Meatballs (Greek, Teriyaki, and Traditional)
- BBQ Sliders, Carolinas Style
- Homemade Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, & Peanut Butter)
- Godiva Dark Chocolate Brownies
- Cinnamon Spice Cheesecake
We’re already fans of Bjornstad, Calluna, Frostwatch, Lattanzio, Olson Ogden and Sojourn, so we’re really looking forward to trying the others at Vinoteca “Get a Taste.” For complete details, the most current listing of wines to be poured, and to purchase tickets, please go here. If you’re looking for some other suggestions for the Santa Rosa area, please follow these links to see our favorite wineries and restaurants in the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley areas.