Barrel Tasting 2008

MEDIA ALERT

 

FOR:              RUSSIAN RIVER WINE ROAD 

Beth Costa, Executive Director

498 Moore Lane, Suite B/ P.O. Box 46

Healdsburg, CA 95488

www.wineroad.com

 

                                                           

CONTACT: WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE

                        Ashley E. Rodgers

                        323.871.1151

                        ashley@wagstaffworldwide.com

 

 

COME TASTE THE FUTURE!

Russian River Wine Road hosts the 30th annual Barrel Tasting the first two weekend’s in March

 

WHAT:                      The 30th annual Barrel Tasting event allows wine lovers of all levels the opportunity to meet the winemakers, sample wines from the barrel and even purchase “futures” at a substantial discount. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the cellars of wineries; it’s only during these two specific weekends winemakers share their labor of love with guests.

 

“This is the perfect event for those interested in adding to their wine collection or just serious about sampling fine wine,” say Beth Costa, Executive Director of the Russian River Wine Road.  “It’s truly a unique experience to taste wine straight out of the barrel and to discuss it with the winemaker themselves.” Patrons can purchase the wine at the event, usually at a 25-30% discount, and receive their case lot typically 12-18 months later. Many of the wines sampled throughout the weekend are produced in such limited quantities that they are only sold as “futures.” 

 

When making plans for Barrel Tasting, please be aware that large full-size buses will not be allowed at this event due to limited space. This is a once-a-year opportunity to get into the cellar of your favorite wineries, explore new vintages and buy the wine.  In order for wineries to be responsible hosts and provide an experience worth remembering, smaller groups of people are highly recommended.

 

WHEN:                       March 1 & 2, 2008*

                                    March 8 & 9, 2008*

                                    11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

*A select number of wineries will also be pouring on the Friday of each weekend.  A complete list of wineries participating will be available online beginning February 1st, 2008 at www.wineroad.com.

 

WHERE:                    Over 100 wineries will throw open their cellar doors as they celebrate this year’s Barrel Tasting! Members of the Russian River Wine Road are located in Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander ValleysNorthwest Sonoma, California. A list of participating wineries is on its web site at www.wineroad.com.

 

COST:                         $20.00 per person for one entire weekend including Friday.

To purchase tickets go to www.wineroad.com, or call 800/723-6336 or 707/433-4335.

 

ABOUT RUSSIAN

RIVER WINE ROAD

The Russian River Wine Road is an association of 150 wineries and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, Russian River, Chalk Hill and Green valleys in Northwest Sonoma County. Some of the most beautiful country in the world dotted with wineries and picturesque towns. The grandeur of the Pacific Ocean and towering redwoods lead you inland along quiet country roads only one hour north of San Francisco. And…there is always something going on along the Wine Road with winery events, new releases of wine and much more. For more information or to request a free map contact Beth Costa at 800.723.6336 or email info@wineroad.com. Or check out the website at www.wineroad.com.

           

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE
323.871-1151