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Esprit du Rhône

Join us for our newest event along the Wine Road ~ Esprit du Rhône, a weekend celebrating the spirit of the Rhône.

Friday May 18
Join 20 winemakers for a casual walk-around tasting at Longboard Vineyards: 5 Fitch Street, Healdsburg, CA .
Sample wine, enjoy apps, live music and play some games….
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm,  $40 per person    *Limited to 100 people

Saturday May 19
Join 30 wineries throughout Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys will
be featuring their RHONE varietals for you to sample.
11:00 am – 4:00 pm  $40 per person

Buy both days for $65.00

Share your adventures on Instagram #WineRoad #EspritduRhône
Our favorite photo will win $100!

This is not a food event, it’s an opportunity to sample Rhône varietals.

CA Sales tax and service fee added to all ticket sales.

FAQ’s

  1. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, all they need is a copy of your pdf Ticket.
  2. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Either print it or show it on your phone and your photo ID for age verification. Wineries do NOT have an RSVP list, you must have a ticket.

Esprit du Rhone does not take place at one location, you travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring.

TICKETS : Tickets will be Available Online Until 2:00pm on Saturday May 19th.
GOOGLE MAP   
MAPS  Click on the tab directly above for information
PARTICIPANTS  Click on the tab directly above for information
PROGRAM  Will be available by April 20th

 

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EVENT INFORMATION – IMPORTANT

  • PRINT IT OR SHOW IT – Your PDF Ticket at the first winery you visit.
  • You may begin at any participating winery.
  • 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 if you checked in Friday night.
  • Ticket admits 1 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 Esprit du Rhone –this also applies to babies or children of any age.
  • If you lose or forget your glass it will be $5.00 for a new one.
  • Please do not bring dogs to Esprit du Rhone.
  • Each person in your party will need to be present when checking in, wineries need to check ID’s (for age) & attach wristbands to each attendee.
  • Participating wineries will stop pouring at 4:00 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.

REFUND POLICY: Sales are FINAL and non-refundable.

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.

 

FRIDAY May 18th – Participating Wineries

ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Collier Falls
David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery
Dutton-Goldfield Winery
Hartford Family Winery
Hudson Street Wineries
Lauterbach Cellars
Longboard Vineyards
Mounts Family Winery
Mueller Winery
Notre Vue Estate Winery & Vineyards
Paul Mathew Vineyards
Pech Merle Winery
Selby Winery
Super Sonoman
White Oak Vineyards & Winery
Woodenhead

SATURDAY May 19th – Participating Wineries

Amista Vineyards
Amphora Winery *
Carol Shelton Wines
Cellars of Sonoma
Christopher Creek Winery
Collier Falls Vineyards *
Dashe Cellars *
David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery
Davis Family Vineyards *
Donelan Family Wines *
Frick *
Inspiration Vineyards & Winery
J. Rickards Winery
Joseph Swan Vineyards *
Kobler Estate Winery *
Lauterbach Cellars *
Leo Steen Wines *
Limerick Lane Cellars *
Locals Tasting Room
Longboard Vineyards
Mercury Geyserville *
Mounts Family Winery *
Old World Winery *
Peterson *
Philip Staley Vineyards *
Ridge Lytton Springs *
Sanglier Cellars *
Siduri Winery
Spicy Vines
F. Teldeschi
The Meeker Vineyard *
Trattore Farms Winery *
Viszlay Vineyards *

Saturday May 19th – Event Program

Wineries Marked with an * (Asterisk) after their Name Requests NO Groups of 8 or more.

Amista Vineyards
3320 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg  707-431-9200
Wines: Grenache, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah
Begin your day with our estate grown Sparkling Grenache
(rated one of 10 Top Brands by Wine Business Monthly)
and Sparkling Syrah followed by our estate grown Tres
(GSM Blend) and Syrah.

Amphora Winery *
4791 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg  707-431-7767
Wines: Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Red Rhone Blend , Syrah
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Carol Shelton Wines
3354-B Coffey Lane
Santa Rosa  707-575-3441
Wines: Carignan, Viognier, White Rhone Blend
Come share in the delights of our complex and delicious
Rhone whites and reds, complete with live music and
interesting nibbles.

Cellars of Sonoma
20 Matheson Street
Healdsburg  707-578-1826
Wines: Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Mourvedre, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah, Viognier

Christopher Creek Winery
641 Limerick Lane
Healdsburg  707-433-2001
Wines: Red Rhone Blend, Syrah, Viognier
2016 Viognier, 2014 Reserve Syrah, 2014 Reserve Petite
Sirah/Zinfandel Blend, 2013 Petite Sirah Port.

Collier Falls Vineyards *
4791 Dry Creek Road, Building 11
Healdsburg  707-433-0100
Wines: Syrah
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Dashe Cellars *
4791 Dry Creek Road, Building 11
Healdsburg  707-433-0100
Wines: Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Red Rhone Blend 
Ancient Vines is a blend of Carignan, Mourvedre and
Zinfandel our ‘Rhone Blend’.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery
7485 Dry Creek Road
Geyserville  707-433-9715
Wines: Carignan, Grenache
Enjoy the summer sun, as if you were in the south of France
with an exclusive tasting of small-lot & library Rhone wine
selections paired with artisan cheeses and croquet on the
lawn. We will be pouring our estate grown Grenache,
Carignan, Petite Sirah and if available, our April wine club
exclusive Terre Melange; a blend of estate Rhone varieties.

Davis Family Vineyards *
52 Front Street
Healdsburg 707-433-3858
Wines: Grenache, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah, Viogner
A true Rhone varietal Adventure!!
Start your discovery with our Cuvee Luke, an unoaked white
Rhone blend, …onto our brilliant Grenache Rose…3 different
vintages of our Estate Syrah – …our Throne, a stunning GSM,
…and the Gratitude a beautiful Botrytis Late Harvest Viognier
– all while sitting in our organic garden lounge, on the banks
of the Russian River – enjoying some tasty bites and great music!!

Donelan Family Wines *
3352-D Coffey Lane
Santa Rosa  707-591-0782
Wines: Red Rhone Blend, Syrah, White Rhone Blend
Are you looking for what the critics consider to be the best
Rhone wines in Sonoma County? Look no further! Join us
at Donelan Family Wines to sample a selection of our
current release Rhone blends and 100% Syrahs, sourced
from among the best sites in Sonoma County, with many
rated 95-100 by The Wine Advocate and Vinous.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Frick *
23072 Walling Road
Geyserville  707-857-1980
Wines: Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Mourvedre, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah, Viognier, White Rhone Blend
Bill Frick is a Rhône fanatic. You will find nothing but Rhône
here. Experience his selection of fascinating, delicious
Estate bottlings. Brand new spring releases and cellar
aged library wines. Taste 100% Cinsaut and Counoise.
Savor the perfect GSM pairing.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Inspiration Vineyards & Winery
3360 Coffey Lane, Suite E
Santa Rosa  707-237-4980
Wines: Grenache, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah, Viognier, White Rhone Blend
Come experience award winning (double gold & gold medal)
small lot produced, Rhone inspired wines at their best. Our
Inspiracio is an awesome example of the classic Roussanne,
Marsanne, Viognier blend that can’t be beat. Our Grenache
& Syrah offerings will take your breath away.

J. Rickards Winery
24505 Chianti Road
Cloverdale  707-758-3441
Wines: Carignan, Red Rhone Blend, Viognier
Enjoy 2017 Viognier, 2016 Carignane, 2016 GSM and more
Rhone favorites while taking in amazing spring views of the
Alexander Valley. We’ll be featuring Cassoulet and our
famous down to earth hospitality to pair with our wines.
Come on up and say Bonjour!

Joseph Swan Vineyards *
2916 Laguna Road (off Trenton Rd)
Forestville, CA 95426
707-573-3747
Wines: Syrah, White Rhone Blend
We will be pouring two 2011 Russian River Valley Syrahs from
different vineyards side by side. Same grape, same clone,
same spacing, same winemaking but different in so many ways.
The reason? Just like in its ancestral home, Syrah reflects
the sight and more specifically the soil composition.
Fractured rocks from the Franciscan melange, deposited some
80-100 million years ago vs sandy soil from 3-5 million year
old sea bottom (Rocks and Sand!). We will also have two Rhone
whites, from the northern Rhone valley, Viognier and from the
southern Rhone, Grenache Blanc. The Viognier is a traditional
white wine, the Grenache Blanc is make like a red wine (aka orange wine).

Kobler Estate Winery *
107B W. North Street
Healdsburg  707-473-8287
Wines: Grenache, Syrah, Viognier
Taste through our newest Rhône releases with our 2017
Rosé of Syrah, 2017 Marsha’s Vineyard Viognier, 2016
Campbell-McKinney Grenache, and 2016 Kobler Family
Vineyards Syrah.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Lauterbach Cellars *
3420 Woolsey Road
Windsor  707-578-0537
Wines: Syrah
Join us in our Garageiste winery for a sample of Syrah
Rosé, Syrah, Syrah Late Harvest, and Syrah Dessert
Wine (aka Port).
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Leo Steen Wines *
53 Front Street
Healdsburg  707-433-3097
Wines: Syrah
Sample a fantastic vertical selection of Sonoma Mountain
Syrah’s made by Danish winemaker Leo Hansen.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Limerick Lane Cellars *
1023 Limerick Lane
Healdsburg 707-433-9211
Wines: Grenache, Syrah
Situated on the far north east corner of Sonoma County’s
esteemed Russian River Valley, the estate vineyards at
Limerick Lane Cellars produce extraordinarily identifiable
and distinct Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah.
Come try our acclaimed Rhone style blends among the vines
that produce them.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Locals Tasting Room
21023 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville  707-857-4900
Wines: Grenache, Mourvedre, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah, Viognier
Come enjoy 11 Rhone blends and varietal wines from Eric
Ross, William Gordon, Pendleton, Peterson, Praxis, and
Kitfox Wineries.

Longboard Vineyards
5 Fitch Street
Healdsburg  707-433-3473
Wines: Carignan, Red Rhone, Syrah
Enjoy the ultimate wine cellar experience while tasting
through our small production home “grhone” Syrah’s from
Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley.  Your flight will
consist of the 2014 vintage Syrah’s from four very unique
vineyards and a few library selections while they last! Surf
movies, surf sounds and surfer snacks will be “surfed “all day. Mahalo!

Mercury Geyserville *
21015 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville  707-857-9870
Wines: Mourvedre, Red Rhone Blend, White Rhone Blend
Try our classic Rhone blend, the ’13 Freddie Cuveé, the rich
Mourvédre base-blend ’13 Element and a fun take on
Syrah/Mourvédre with the Freddie Rosé!
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Mounts Family Winery *
3901 Wine Creek Road
Healdsburg  707-292-8148
Wines: Counoise, Grenache, Picpoul Blanc, Red Rhone Blend, Viognier
With 17 Rhône grape varieties planted on our 140 acre
estate we invite you to stop by Mounts Winery for a special
tasting and educational experience. Rhône wines and
delicious bites paired with spectacular views of Dry Creek
Valley. This is stop you don’t want to miss!
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Old World Winery *
850 River Road
Fulton  707-490-6696
Wines: Carignan, Syrah
Old World Winery will be featuring 4 Rhone Varietals:
2009 Syrah, Dry Creek; 2012 Syrah, Russian River; 2010
Petite Sirah, Russian River; 2011 Carignane, Dry Creek
Valley. Expect to sample these four wines and several
more that are exclusive to Old World Winery. Buy the
Rhones and expect some unexpected discounts.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Peterson *
4791 Dry Creek Road Bldg. #7
Healdsburg  707-431-7568
Wines: Carignan, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah
Sample a vertical of our estate Syrah. Taste Carignane
grown in different soils.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Philip Staley Vineyards *
4791 Dry Creek Road, Building 11
Healdsburg  707-433-0100
Wines: Muscat-Blanc, Red Rhone Blend, Viognier
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Ridge Lytton Springs *
650 Lytton Springs Road
Healdsburg  707-433-7721
Wines: Carignan, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah
Join us for a rare opportunity to taste several small
production Rhone varietals made exclusively for the Ridge
ATP membership program. We will be featuring our 2013
Lytton Estate Syrah, 2015 Syrah/Grenache/Mataro and
2016 Buchignani Carignane.  These wines are made in small
lots and are not frequently made available beyond our ATP
member allocations.  We look forward to sharing these
wines with you.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Sanglier Cellars *
422 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg  707 433-6104
Wines: Grenache, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah
Sanglier will be pouring our 2017 Rosé, 2014 Boars Camp
Cuvée, and 2016 Syrah. Rhône’s include Grenache, Syrah,
and Red Blend.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Siduri Winery
981 Airway Ct., Suite E
Santa Rosa  707-578-3882
Wines: Syrah, Viognier
Enjoy 2015 Viognier and several premier single vineyard
Syrah’s.

Spicy Vines
441 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg  707-927-1065
Wines: Grenache, Red Rhone Blend, Syrah
Join us for an afternoon of Vintage French music,
hors d’ oeuvres and samples of our 2013 “EDGE” Red Blend,
2014 “Dragon’s Kiss” Syrah, and 2014 “Rhett’s Revenge” Grenache.

F. Teldeschi
3555 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg  707-433-6626
Wines: Red Rhone Blend
Pouring Petite Sirah, Valdiguie and a red Rhone blend.
Possibly a dessert style Muscat. Huge discounts on
selected wines. Meet the winemaker.

The Meeker Vineyard *
21035 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville  707-573-9463
Wines: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Sample our Gold medal winning 2014 Grenache and 2014
Syrah, along with a Library release of our single vineyard
Carignan, in the historical old Geyserville bank building.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Trattore Farms Winery *
7878 Dry Creek Road
Geyserville  707-431-7200
Wines: Grenache, Marsanne, Red Rhone Blend, Roussanne, Syrah, Viognier
Sample Estate grown Rhone varietals while enjoying
gorgeous views of Dry Creek Valley from our Terrace.
Sample our own 100% extra virgin olive oils, estate
grown and milled on site.
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More

Viszlay Vineyards *
851 Limerick Lane
Healdsburg  707-481-1514
Wines: Red Rhone Blend, Syrah   
*Our Winery Requests No Groups of 8 or More