Wine Road - Northern Sonoma County
BARREL TASTING - TWO WEEKENDS.....
February 28-March 2 & March 7-9, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event. It's all about the WINE...many wineries offer "futures" on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines.
A Google map of the event will be available approximately mid January 2014
Advance Tickets Online
January 1-31, 2014 $30 per weekend (early bird pricing) plus service charge
February 1-24, 2014 $40 per weekend plus service charge
Advance sales end Feb. 24, 2014 at 9:00pm plus service charge
At The Door: $50 Weekend Ticket, $40 Sunday Only, $5 Designate Driver
Designated Driver tickets are $5 and a donation to the Redwood Empire Food Bank ~ this ticket type does not include any wine tasting at all. You may not sample from another guests glass, cannot have just a sip etc.
Designated Drivers will need to wear a wristband and they must be with a ticketed attendee.
If you would like to sample wine, you will need to purchase a tasting ticket.
NO children or babies allowed - no one under the age of 21
PLEASE SELECT A WINERY THAT HAS (f) NEXT TO THEIR NAME IF YOU PLAN TO TASTE ON FRIDAY. BEFORE YOU COMPLETE YOUR TICKET PURCHASE, MAKE SURE THAT THE WINERY YOU SELECT HAS (f) NEXT TO THEIR NAME.
have requested no groups of 8 or more and no limos.
The Wine Road requests NO Full-Size buses during this event.
A list of participating wineries will be available mid January 2014.
A detailed program listing participating wineries & the wines they will be sampling will be available mid January 2014.
When buying wristbands & tasting glasses at the door, each person in the party must be present.
The winery staff will need to check each person's ID to confirm they are at least 21 years old, then attach your event wristband. Wristbands and glasses are not handed out to one person buying for the group.
- Tickets are good for one (1) weekend only.
- Tickets are good for all three (3) days of the weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun). You can tast at any winery that indicates they are Barrel Tasting on Friday.
- Wineries with an (f) next to their name on the list below are participating on Friday.
Full size BUSES are not allowed at Wine Road events.
Our wineries cannot handle a group of 20-40+ people arriving at the same time.
To be responsible hosts, to provide an experience worth remembering, and to adequately describe the variety of wines being poured, smaller groups of people are ideal.
Winery staff cannot serve anyone that appears intoxicated.
If even one person appears to have over-consumed, generally your entire group will be turned away.
We ask everyone's cooperation in keeping the event fun for everyone - the winery staff and all attendees.