Wine Blending Course at Bennett Lane Winery


Wine Blending Course Bennett Lane Winery

Participate in the first ever Wine Blending Course at Bennett Lane Winery. Trained staff will guide you through an educational tasting and teach you the art of blending wine. You will even get to try your hand at making your OWN Maximus Red Feasting Wine. You will blend your own glass of Maximus Red Feasting Wine using the same lab techniques and equipment a winemaker would use. Once you have your blend finalized you can even purchase and make a bottle of your custom wine; bottle, cork, foil, and label your own individual bottles. This is a truly unique and hands on wine experience.


Bennett Lane Winery
Calistoga, CA
United States


A Taste of Rioja & Spanish Basque Country


Hola! Kaixo! I have just returned from a whirlwind trip to Central and Northern Spain, where I was studying the local wines and food of the region. Now, I'd like to share what I discovered with you!

Although my husband and I visited Barcelona, Madrid, Rioja, and the Basque Country, our favorite areas for wine and food were Rioja and San Sebastian (otherwise known as Donostia by the local Basque people), so those are the regions I'd like to focus on in this seminar. You will get to enjoy several delicious wines, such as Tempranillo and Garnacha-focused reds, Viura and Tempranillo Blanco-based whites, and the iconic txakolis ("cha-ko-lees") from the Basque region, to name a few. You will also have the opportunity to pair these wines with a flight of pintxos ("peen-chos"), a sort of tapas enjoyed in the Basque region, to heighten the experience. I will also be showing some photos from my trip, which will probably make you want to check out the areas yourself (and if so, consider talking to me about arranging your trip!).

This tasting will fill up at 30 people. All tickets are pre-sale only, no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased before June 28th.

*Ticket fee includes a sparkling wine at reception and some fresh bread (regular & gluten-free) to cleanse your palate. A flight of 4 pintxos is available to be added to your ticket purchase. Please specify in the notes during checkout if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. Cut-off date for ordering food is June 27th.

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL! For a limited time, all ticket purchases made by June 15th will automatically be discounted by 10%! No need to enter any codes in, discount will be applied at checkout

Meredith is a Livermore Valley native and has been in the wine industry here since 1998 in capacities such as Tasting Room Pourer, Cellar Worker, Assistant Winemaker, and Winemaker. She now works as a Consulting Winemaker, Professional Wine Judge, and teaches classes and leads private and corporate events based around winemaking and appreciation through her business, Barrel Down Wine Services. She has worked for wineries such as Wente, Fenestra, Stony Ridge/Crooked Vine, and currently Rodrigue Molyneaux. Her wines have won many awards at local and international competitions, and has received accolades and 90+ scores from Wine Enthusiast. Using her years of knowledge and love of wine, she has also become a Travel Advisor, specializing in wine cruises and vacations to Europe with itineraries based around local cuisine and beverage.


Rosa Fierro Cellars
2245 South Vasco Rd
Suite A
Livermore, CA 94550
United States


Sonoma County Harvest Fair Presents: Taste, Toast & Celebrate!

yearly in October on the 12th of the month, starting from Saturday, October 12, 2024 - 18:00, forever
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Sonoma County Harvest Fair Taste, Toast & Celebrate

Join Sonoma County Harvest Fair to kick off the season like never before! This fresh and inspired celebration will feature medal-winning wines from well-known beloved wineries along with exciting up and coming producers. Locally made bites from newcomers to Sonoma County’s rich and diverse culinary landscape will also be on full display. Join industry pros and fellow wine and food lovers for a memorable one-night-only celebration. Be among the first to learn which three wineries will take home top honors for the Sweepstakes Wines.

Along with the rare opportunity to witness the unveiling of these winning wines, guests will also taste culinary creations provided by the winning submissions in the Professional Food Competition.

Dress up for this special night out and join your community to salute and honor Sonoma County’s winemakers and culinary artists all under one roof! Ticket go on sale August 1st.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Sonoma County Fairgrounds- Event Center
1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA 95494
United States


Cabernet Celebration


Cabernet Celebration
Sunday, September 22nd

Join us as we celebrate the release of our 2020 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, our 16th edition! McGrail Vineyards started with one wine, our Cabernet Reserve. Jim McGrail wanted to make one thing right before he started making anything else, so McGrail opened in 2008 with our 2005 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. The rest is history!

Drop by McGrail anytime between 11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, September 22nd. Tickets to this event include walk-up tastings of our delicious 2020 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Reserve & a few other powerhouse Cabernets.

This event will be held on our Front Lawn. Walk-up wine tastings will be poured by the McGrail team on the Front Lawn, food trucks will be on site with food for purchase, and we will have live music on our Front Lawn Stage. Please note that our Front Lawn is an open grass area and does not include tables, chairs, or shade. As such, we kindly ask that you bring along blankets and chairs to make your experience even more delightful! Our Arbor Cabanas, Panoramic Patio, and Barrel Room will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Music | The Hurricane Band
Food Truck | Fat Jack’s BBQ & Aldo’s Gelato

No pets allowed.
Pop-up tents & umbrellas are not permitted.
Outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

Wine Club Members receive up to four complimentary tickets per membership
Guests are $25/person
Guests under 21 years of age or Non-Drinkers are $5/person


McGrail Vineyards and Winery
5600 Greenville Road
Livermore, CA 94550
United States