Please join us on Sunday afternoons for the Sonoma County Wine Pioneers Series.  Each segment in the monthly series consists of an interactive seminar and wine tasting where you will be able to taste and listen to winemakers speak about unique and interesting topics in the wine world.  These seminars are educational, fun, and approachable to the novice wine lover, but also engaging to the more advance wine enthusiast.  Most significantly, guests not only have the opportunity to speak to legendary Sonoma County winemakers, but also discover up and coming stars.

Our final segment of the Wine Pioneers Series focuses on one of the most forthcoming topics in winemaking – organic and biodynamic viticulture. While most people have heard these terms, their meanings and the difference between them remain elusive.  On November 10, we will bring in just the panel to clear this up.  Please join Marimar Torres of Marimar Estate, Ames Morison of Medlock Ames, and Hugh Chappele of Quivira Vineyards and Winery for the complete explanation of biodynamic and organic viticulture (with wines of course!).

Seminar package includes admission to the tasting and seminar, plus a threecourse prix fixe dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen for $99 per person (not including tax / gratuity).  Seminar wines are available for purchase at dinner at retail pricing.

Sunday November 10, 2013
3:30 pm | Seminar; 5:30 pm | Dinner
Reserve | 707.431.0330 |


First Course
Scallop Ceviche
Pickled Butternut Squash Pureé / Preserved Lemon Aioli / Hazelnuts
2012 Quivira Fig Tree Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course
Smoked Duck Breast
Wild Mushroom Fondue / Toasted Garlic / Pinot Noir Jus
2009 Marimar Estate ‘Mas Cavalls’ Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Main Course
Red Wine Braised Buffalo
Parsnip Mousseline / Dried Blueberries / Hawaiian Sea Salt
2010 Medlock Ames Bell Mountain Vineyard
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Caramel Pumpkin Bar
Cranberry Sauce / Pecan Praline / White Chocolate Ice Cream 


July 14:  Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Shelly Fehlman of Rafanelli Winery
Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Wines
Ed Sbragia of Sbragia Winery

August 18:  Alexander Valley AVA
Jordan Winery (speaker to be determined)
Jim Young of Robert Young Winery

September 15:  Sonoma Valley AVA
Michael McNeal of Hanzell Winery
Steve Hall of Biale Winery
Don Van Staaveren of Three Sticks Winery

October 20:  Cool Climate Winegrowing
Eric Demuth of Demuth Kemos
Ryan Zepaltas of Zepaltas Wines
Carroll Kemp of Red Car Winery

November 10:  Organic and Biodynamic Winemaking
Marimar Torres of Marimar Estate
Ames Morrison of Medlock Ames
Hugh Chappelle of Quivira Winery