This will be the 13th annual festival, to be held February 24-25, highlighting international producers of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Muscat, just renamed in 2018 (formerly the International Alsace Varietals Festival). Thirty-one wineries (and one cider producer) will be pouring at the grand tasting, and mouth-watering food pairings will be served. Tickets are regularly $90, but the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association is offering a $60 trade and student ticket (just use the code GT60 when checking out, attendees 21 and over only please). More details are available here, at www.avwines.com, as well as below. Additional events include educational seminars, open houses and a winemaker dinner. We hope to see you there! Best, The Team at the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (707) 895-WINE (9463) firstname.lastname@example.org ***
13th Annual Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival
(formerly the "International Alsace Varietals Festival" - same great festival, new name)
Anderson Valley Winegrowers invite you to join us for a celebration of Alsace varietals from around the globe.
Start Saturday morning, February 24, with our Educational Sessions to include seated panel wine & food pairing tastings led by wine and culinary luminaries.
Dive into the afternoon Grand Tasting and experience over 100 aromatic white wines from three dozen producers from around the globe, perfectly paired with locally prepared small bites.
Complete the day with an evening Winemaker Dinner at Scharffenberger Cellars focused on locally sourced ingredients that showcase the specially selected wines from each of the evening's participating winemakers.
Make it a weekend and enjoy Sunday Winery Open Houses, February 25, at the tasting rooms of our participating local producers of aromatic white wines.
Participating wineries in 2018 include: Balo Vineyards, Barra of Mendocino, Boeger Winery, Cartograph, Claiborne & Churchill Winery, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Domaines Schlumberger (Alsace, France), Dutton-Goldfield Winery, FEL Wines, Foris Vineyards (Oregon), Goldeneye Winery, Gowan's Heirloom Cider, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Handley Cellars, Husch Vineyards, Lazy Creek Vineyards, Lichen Estate, Long Meadow Ranch, Lula Cellars, Maidenstoen, Navarro Vineyards, New Zealand Winegrowers, Phillips Hill Winery, Philo Ridge Vineyards, Smith Story Wine Cellars, Stirm Wine Co., Stolo Vineyards, Stony Hill Vineyard, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Toulouse Vineyards, and Witching Stick.