BARREL TASTING

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43rd ANNUAL

BARREL TASTING

March 6-8 & 13-15, 2020

11 am – 4 pm each day
Tickets On Sale Now

Ticket prices are $60 Weekend, $45 Sunday Only, $5 Designated Driver (tax and service fee added at checkout).

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.

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. This is not a food pairing event so not all wineries provide food during the event.

All Wine Road events are for adults only. No One under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Barrel Tasting – including no babies or children of any age.

For complete list of FAQ’s and Refund Policy see below.

 
 
 
 

Breakfast With the Winemakers

March 7 & March 14 | 9:30am – 10:45am

Join winemakers for a casual morning of Q & A along with a breakfast before heading out to Barrel Tasting. This is an open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A. Each breakfast is limited to 20 guests.  This is not a wine tasting experience, simply breakfast and conversation.


March 7th Breakfast

Join Winemakers for a casual morning Q & A and breakfast before heading out to Barrel Tasting.

March 14th Breakfast

Join Winemakers  for a casual morning Q & A and breakfast before heading out to Barrel Tasting.

FAQ's

Is my registration/ticket transferrable to another person?

Yes, all they need is a copy of your PDF Ticket, check in at the winery you chose to start at and bring a valid photo ID for age verification.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Either print it or show it on your phone and your valid photo ID for age verification.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes that is fine, as long as they have a copy of the PDF Ticket and a valid ID when checking in.

Can I switch my starting Winery?

We cannot change your starting location. You must check in at the winery you chose at registration.

REFUND POLICY

Sales are FINAL and non-refundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who will miss the event. The ticket is valid only on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates.

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

  • PRINT or SHOW your PDF Ticket at registration at your chosen starting winery.
  • You are required to select your starting winery, then are welcome to visit any and all of the wineries participating in this year’s event throughout the weekend.
  • Please note the check-in location listed. This is the only winery you will be able to check in at.
  • Each participating winery is limited to 50 check-in registrations. When a winery has sold out as a check-in their winery name is “crossed out” on the list and will not be able to accept any more check-ins.
  • Wineries with an * next to their name have requested no groups of 8 or more and no limos.
  • All buses are banned from Wine Road events. A van is not a bus, but a bus of any size is just that – a bus. Buses are not allowed. Wineries will turn you away at the parking lot.
  • Be prepared to show your wristband at each winery you visit to let wineries know you’ve checked-in and are an event participant.
  • You will need to keep your wristband on for both days.
  • Ticket admits one person into the event.
  • Be prepared to show your photo I.D. – No I.D. = no admittance.
  • All Wine Road events are for adults only. NO ONE under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Wine Road events – this also applies to babies or children of any age.
  • If you lose or forget your glass it will be $5 for a new one.
  • No replacement for lost wristbands, a new one must be purchased.
  • Please do not bring dogs to Wine Road events.
  • Each person in your party will need to be present when checking in, wineries need to check ID’s (for age) and attach wristbands to each attendee.
  • SUNDAY ONLY tickets will be able to check-in on Sunday only.
  • Participating wineries will stop pouring at 4:00pm on event weekends, even if their normal tasting hours are later.
  • Please help us with our goal of responsible wine service. No winery will continue to serve or sell wine to any guest who appears intoxicated, even if they have a limo or designated driver. It is against the law.
  • Event takes place rain or shine.
  • DESIGNATED DRIVERS will not be served any wine, they will be offered other beverages to drink. At check-in they are given a different color wristband and a Wine Road mug instead of a wineglass.
  • Share the Responsibility. In an effort towards responsible hospitality, if you and your companion would like to switch between a Weekend and Designated Driver ticket, just ask that your wristbands be cut off at your first stop on Sunday and new ones assigned for your use.
  • Be aware of those around you as you wait at the tasting bar for your sample, make room for others to enjoy the experience as well.
  • We recommend limiting the number of wines you sample at each winery and we encourage you to take advantage of dump buckets provided for excess wine.

BARREL TASTING WEEKENDS TICKETS

On Sale Now!

1st Weekend Tickets

 
 
 
 
 

REFUND POLICY

Sales are FINAL and non-refundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who will miss the event. The ticket is valid only on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates.

2020 BARREL TASTING WEEKENDS PARTICIPATING WINERIES

1 - Wineries participating on the FIRST WEEKEND ONLY
F - Wineries participating on FRIDAY, Saturday & Sunday
* - Wineries that don’t allow groups of 8 or more

ACORN Winery/ Alegría Vnyds * F 1
Alexander Valley Vineyards * F
Armida Winery * F
Baldassari Wines * F
Balletto Vineyards F
Battaglini Estate Winery *
Benovia Winery * F 1
Carol Shelton Wines F
Cast Wines * F
Char Vale Vineyards and Winery F
Christopher Creek Winery * F
Colagrossi Wines * F
Coyote Sonoma * F
David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery F
Davis Family Vineyards * F
De La Montanya Winery F 1
DeLoach Vineyards * F
deLorimier Winery * F
Dutton Estate Winery *
Ektimo Wines F
Fog Crest Vineyard * F
Foley Sonoma Winery * 1
Foppiano Vineyards F
Fritz Underground Winery
GC Lurton Vineyards * F
HANNA Winery- AV * 1
HANNA Winery- RRV * 1
Harvest Moon Winery F
Holdredge Wines F
Hook & Ladder Winery F
Inspiration Vineyards * F
J. Rickards Winery F 1
Jigar Wines *
Joseph Swan Vineyards * F 1
K Squared Cellars * F
Kelley & Young Wines * F
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate * 1
Korbel Champagne Cellars *
Limerick Lane Cellars * F1
Locals Tasting Room F
Longboard Vineyards F 1
Malm Cellars
Martorana Family Winery F
Matrix Winery * F
Mazzocco Sonoma *
Meeker Vineyard * F 1
Mercury Geyserville * F
Merriam Vineyards * F
Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery * F
Moshin Vineyards * F 1
Mounts Family Winery * F
Mutt Lynch Winery * F
Notre Vue Estate Winery * 1
Old World Winery *
Optima Winery F 1
Paradise Ridge Winery * F 1
Pech Merle Tasting Lounge F
Pedroncelli Winery * F
Pezzi King Vineyards *
Portalupi Wine F 1
Porter Creek Vineyards * F
Premonition Cellars * F
Ramazzotti Wines * F
Rockpile Vineyards *
Rodney Strong Vineyards * F 1
Roth Estate Winery * 1
Rued * F 1
Russian River Vineyards * F
Selby Winery * F
SIMI Winery *
Soda Rock Winery * F
Spicy Vines F
Starlite Vineyards * F
Stephen & Walker * F
Sunce Winery & Vineyard F
Super Sonoman Wine F
Tara Bella Winery F
F. Teldeschi *
Truett Hurst Winery
Viszlay Vineyards * F
VML Winery
West Wines * F
Zouzounis Wines *

2020 Barrel Tasting Event Map

Click Here for Google Map of Participating Wineries

 

 

2020 BARREL TASTING WEEKENDS PROGRAM ~ will be posted February 15, 2020

1 - Wineries participating on the FIRST WEEKEND ONLY
F - Wineries participating on FRIDAY, Saturday & Sunday
* - Wineries that don’t allow groups of 8 or more

We're on our way! Barrel Tasting here we come. This is by far our favorite weekend of the year.

Mary S., Redding, CA

I wish there was an award for the longest running attendee. We just bought tickets for our 32 Barrel Tasting in a row! See you soon.

Patricia J,. Vallejo, CA

Our spreadsheet is officially updated. We're picking up our futures from last year and have our list of wineries to visit this year.

Joseph M., Providence, RI

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