Sonoma County Barrel Tastings
As spring emerges in wine country, the whole landscape begins to come alive. Yellow mustard blankets the land and the vines are pruned for another growing season. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Sonoma County wineries are also preparing for the traditional barrel tasting events held in March: the Russian River Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting Weekends and Savor Sonoma Valley: A Barrel Tasting and Culinary Experience.
The Russian River Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting Weekends will be held on March 4 and 9-11. About 110 wineries from Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Dry Creek Valley will give visitors the chance to taste samples from the barrel.
Savor Sonoma Valley: A Barrel Tasting and Culinary Experience will take place on the weekend of March 17-18. 19 wineries have teamed up with several local restaurants to provide an excellent wine and food experience for visitors.
At both events, winemakers will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have. This is a great opportunity to interact with the people who are responsible for making your favorite Sonoma County wines. You can also buy wine that is still in the barrel at a considerable discount. Most importantly, it is a great chance to see the beauty of Sonoma County and the genesis of the 2007 vintage.