For the past month I've been planning the inaugural Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend -- to be held July 27 & 28, 2013.
This first-ever event is modeled both on barrel tastings held in other Calif. wine regions, and on the first few years of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, which was called "Roll Out the Barrels" and was held at participating wineries throughout the valley.
At this first Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend, 18 local wineries will be featuring samples of yet-to-be-released wines, primarily Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs. There will be bites, music, great deals on futures of wines, and more.
At Foursight, our winemaker will be present to pour two separate 2012 Pinot Noirs straight from the barrel! We'll also be offering futures of the wines at 20% off (30% for wine club members), along with food and wine pairings, and more!
We purposefully didn't push ticket sales this year because we wanted it to be a nice, easy start to an event that we plan to cap at a reasonable amount of tickets. One of the goals of every event held in the valley is to create an environment where people can really visit with winemakers and proprietors, without being overcrowded or crazy. After all, our visitors come to Anderson Valley for the great wines, lack of traffic, and more intimate experiences.
Tickets are just $20 for both Saturday and Sunday. Each winery will be offering something a little different, but I know it will all be fantastic! We hope you join us for this great event!
You can purchase tickets here.