Experience 6 Micro-Wineries You Normally Can't Taste, Feb 4th, In A Unique Try& Buy Tasting, Santa Rosa
My mantra that Wine Tasting events must evolve remains steadfast, as I have written numerous times. (See buy cheap cialis online
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In the ongoing competition of events, organizations need to evolve what they offer consumers. Likewise, for small wineries to survive, they can not simply continue to pour dozens of bottles of wine at events, without some level of ROI, beyond brand recognition.
Thanks to the concept of custom crush, where winemaking facilities can be shared, the advent of virtual, microwineries continues to grow. Yet if these wineries don’t have normal hours, how does one get to taste, and purchase these handmade (often hand bottled, labelled) true artisan, very small lot wines?
The state of California does not make premise wine sales very easy, but the industry and technology continues to evolve to facilitate wine tasting combined with sales.
One of these events is occurring Feb 4th in Santa Rosa.
Micro-Winery Collective Open House at Inspiration Custom Crush
Many wineries now share their facilities with other small winemakers. This win win arrangement allows them to faster recoup their large capital investment, and simultaneously allows new, small wineries to get started without the capital investment up front, albeit at a higher production cost per bottle.
Inspiration Vineyards, itself a micro-winery producing ~1000 cases a year, is one of these facilities. Under its roof, Jon Philips has other wineries making wine. These small vintners have no tasting room, and sell by appointment only, and to restaurants.
Taste Small Lot Wines You Can’t Normally Try or Buy
Feb 4th, from 11 am to 5 pm, you will be able to try and buy these wineries.
- Colagrossi Wines
- Inspiration Vineyards A little Inspiration makes every day a celebration.
- Little Red Vineyard
- Premonition Cellars
- Simple Math Cellars …right place, right time…
- Two Shepherds Unique Rhone Wines that Express Their Sense of Place
- Wesley Ashley Wines Wine with a soul
Ticket Price Includes Wine Purchase Credits
The event features small bites to go along with the
wines, and Ultra Crepes, one of my favorite food trucks will be on hand.
Tickets in advance are $20, but come with $10 credit towards wine purchase, and $5 towards food, reducing your cost for the event to a mere $5.
You may purchase tickets online at: http://inspirationvineyards.eventbrite.com/
Don’t miss the great opportunity to taste wines you can’t normally!