Pinot & Beyond

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Pinot & Beyond

Explore the Neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley

June 18, 2022

10am – 12pm

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Saturday June 18th, join Pinot Noir winemakers from surrounding neighborhoods for a day of tasting and learning.

 

Are you Passionate for Pinot?!

Join winemakers Gio Balistreri from Russian River Vineyards, Katie Carter from DeLoach Vineyards and Rick Moshin from Moshin Vineyards for a morning of good wine and good conversation. Learn about all things Pinot Noir, taste wine from each winery, learn about the climate and growing conditions in Russian River Valley and what makes our Pinot so wonderful.

Cost is $60 per person and space is limited to 40 guests.

 

Refund Policy

This event is non-refundable.  Refunds will not be issued.

 

 

Thank You To Our Event Partners

Special Thanks to our Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, District 5 for their financial support.

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Upcoming Events:

 

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Location: Trattore Farms, 7878 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville
Tickets Go On Sale in March.

 


Friday Night Events

Join us FRIDAY night at the following wineris to kick off Winter Wineland Weekend!

 

 

Monday Specials - January 16, 2022

 Join the following wineries for special offers on Monday, January 16, 2022

Russian River Vineyards ~ Winemaker Giovanni Balistreri

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In 2008, fourth generation farmer and aspiring winemaker Giovanni Balistreri, under the tutelage of award-winning winemaker Anthony Austin, set out to reclaim the rich history and enormous un-tapped potential of one of Sonoma County’s finest wine-making estates.  The estate lies in the heart of the Russian River Valley and thus proudly and appropriately bears the Russian River Valley appellation.

Giovanni “Gio” Balistreri is a product of four generations of Sonoma County farmers.  Gio was seven years old when he went to work on his family’s dairy farm. By the time Gio was set to leave for college, he already had ten years of practical farming experience.  But Gio’s father Jack Balistreri had realized the potential of the family farm for growing wine grapes.  So Gio and his father planted four acres of Pinot Noir grapes in Freestone, CA. With his first wine harvest already pending, Gio attended Fresno State University, where he majored in Agricultural business with concentrations in Winery Management, Wine Marketing, & Wine sales.
In 2008, Gio was tapped by legendary winemaker Anthony Austin to join a team that acquired Russian River Vineyards.  Under Anthony’s tutelage, Gio learned the “light touch” approach to winemaking that has become a hallmark of Russian River Vineyards. Since then, Russian River Vineyards wines have won more than 200 medals, 75 of them gold.  Gio took the helm as RRV’s winemaker in 2012. The result has been a steady stream of remarkable wines.

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Pinot & Beyond ~ June 18, 2022

A morning of friendly winemakers, delicious wine and great conversation.

Join winemakers Gio Balistreri from Russian River Vineyards, Rick Moshin from Moshin Vineyards and Katie Carter from DeLoach Vineyards for a morning of good wine and good conversation.

Learn about all things Pinot Noir, taste wine from each winery, learn about the climate and growing conditions in Russian River Valley and what makes our Pinot so wonderful.

Cost is $60 per person ($30 for Insiders) and space is limited to 40 guests. Interested in becoming an Insider? Click here for more details.

Russian River Valley Neighborhoods:

“Our Russian River Valley neighborhoods stretch from Sebastopol to Santa Rosa and Forestville to Healdsburg. The valley’s superb growing conditions result in wines of uncommon depth and richness that maintain bright, natural acidity. Wines from each neighborhood exhibit specific characteristics including unique aromas and textures that celebrate the variety of this premier Russian River Valley region.” Russian River Winegrowers

To learn more about these neighborhoods visit russianrivervalley.org.