It’s full steam ahead on wine country harvest on October! Sonoma County is full of things to do and this month is no exception. We love to provide our guests with every opportunity to experience the best their vacation has to offer. From highly curated wine tours and tasting excursions to the best events around, we want you to have an unforgettable time. Coming to wine country in October? Join us at some of these harvest celebrations.
Ty Caton Annual Barrel Tasting
October 1st 2016
Moon Valley Mountain district winery, Ty Caton’s annual production is just under 10,000 cases with over 20 wines, 11 being small production Cabernet Sauvignons (3-8 barrels) from each distinctive block on the property; so close in proximity, yet so different, as well as small blocks of Merlot, Syrah, Petite Syrah and Malbec. Planting these five varieties later enabled them to produce their flagship wine, Tytanium.
Join them October 1st, to taste futures of their 2015 vintage wines straight from the barrel and enjoy award-winning wines coupled with delicious food by Chef Sandy. Mingle with Ty and the team and buy future and current releases at a huge discount. This is an amazing opportunity to get the first taste of their 2015 vintages, meet the wine maker and experience behind the scenes of a Sonoma County winery. RSVP by September 29th.
Bow Tie Vineyard Dinner at J Vineyard & Winery
October 8th, 2016
Join J Vineyard & Winery for an elegant dinner in Bow Tie, their 40-acre vineyard with spectacular vistas of the Russian River Valley. This multi-course meal prepared by the J Culinary Team headed by Chef Carl Shelton features organically farmed, locally sourced food. Cooking since he was 15 and after graduation J Vineyards Chef Shelton decided to try out the culinary scene in California. He landed as the Sous Chef at Spoonbar in Healdsburg, and it wasn’t long before he grabbed the attention of Chef Christopher Kostow at The Restaurant at Meadowood. He spent a year under Chef Kostow furthering his skills in a 3-star Michelin kitchen and then decided it was his time to lead his own crew and hone his style at J Vineyards & Winery.
Since 1986, J Vineyards & Winery has developed a reputation as one of the top sparkling and varietal wine producers in California. J has come to be known for its celebrated estate vineyards, contemporary winery and world-class hospitality. Unable to make it their harvest dinner? Make sure to make reservations at the Bubble Room!
Arrowood’s 2012 Reserve Cabernet Release & 30th Harvest Celebration
October 22nd, 2016
In honor of Arrowood’s 30th harvest, come celebrate on the crush pad with the release of their signature wine, the 2012 Réserve Spéciale Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as explore past vintages. Enjoy an autumn afternoon sipping and savoring this beautiful wine, with small bites and live music.
While they are best known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Arrowood has a robust portfolio of other stand out wines. As a pioneer of Rhône varieties, they were among the first wineries in Sonoma County to produce Syrah and Viognier. Year after year their Chardonnay is considered a benchmark for California thanks to its precision and balance. Located in beautiful Glen Ellen and resplendent in all the fall colors, this will be a beautiful spot to enjoy the fruits of Sonoma County.
St Francis Winery’s 7th Annual Zinfandel and Harvest BBQ
October 22nd, 2016
Spend the afternoon sipping some of their finest Zinfandels and feasting on mouthwatering barbecue as St Francis winery celebrates harvest. Taste and purchase some of their limited 2013 Artisan Zinfandels before they are released and enjoy special pricing for one day only.
Winemakers Katie Madigan and Chris Louton, continues St Francis’ long tradition of elegant, fruit-driven wines from Sonoma County grapes. They farm more than 400 acres of Certified Sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, each with varying compositions of loam, clay and volcanic soils. They also nurture long-term relationships with top Sonoma County grape growers, giving the Winery access to some of the region’s most coveted old vines Zinfandel and other varietals from acclaimed vineyards. A fantastic opportunity to explore this delightful grape in this quintessential Sonoma County winery. Can’t make it to this event? Check out their ever expanding calendar of things to do: http://www.stfranciswinery.com/visit/
Let Beau Wine Tours escort you to these Sonoma harvest events in comfort, safety and style. We have a plethora of vehicle choices to fit any group. Give us a call today to plan your next big wine country adventure and check out more of what Sonoma has to offer here