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PARTICIPATING WINERIES
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Broken Earth
Chacewater
Cornerstone
Donelan
Eberle
Epoch
Guyomar
Horton
Kenneth Volk
Michael-David
Mira
Petrichor
Pomar Junction
Proulx
Qupe
Ridge
Tablas Creek
Thacher
Treana & Hope Family
Two Shepherds
Wrath
Zine Wine Co.

WASHINGTON DC TASTING


1234 9th St NW
PREVIEW OUR VENUE IN THIS VIDEO.
JUNE 4, 2014

OPEN TO ALL

RHONE RANGERS GRAND TASTING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 5:30 - 9:00 PM.

You are invited to join us for an intimate evening tasting at The Long View Gallery for the opportunity to taste from more than 80 wines from top Rhone Rangers winery members.

VIP TICKETS, 5:30-9 PM, includes a selection of appetizers and 3 1/2 hours of tasting, $90 Advance (no day of ticket sales).  BUY VIP TICKETS.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, 7-9 PM, includes 2 hours of tasting, $55 Advance, $65 At the Door (if available).  BUY GEN ADMISSION TICKETS.


 

SEMINAR: "The State of the American Rhone Nation"

10:30 AM - 12 NOON, WEDNESDAY JUNE 4TH.
David White, Moderator.  David is the founder and editor of Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog and a contributor to The World of Fine Wines, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. This seminar will explore the most important categories of American Rhones, each category represented by a winery principal or winemaker:

  • VIOGNIER: Horton Vineyards 2013 Viognier, Presented by Mike Heny
  • WHITE RHONE BLEND: Eberle 2012 “Cotes-du-Robles Blanc,” Presented by Ben Mayo
  • ROSE: Tablas Creek 2013 Patelin de Tablas Rosé, Presented by Jason Haas
  • RED RHONE BLEND: Donelan Cuvee Moriah 2012 Red Blend, Presented by Cushing Donelan
  • OTHER RED: Ridge Buchignani Ranch 2012 Carignane, Presented by David Gates
  • GRENACHE: Two Shepherds 2012 Grenache, Presented by William Allen
  • SYRAH: Wrath “Doctor’s Vineyard” Santa Lucia Highlands 2011 Syrah, Presented by Chris Whaley
  • MOURVEDRE: Bonny Doon “Old Telegram” 2010 Mourvedre, Presented by Garn Van Ostrand

Tickets are $35.  BUY TICKETS.

JUST ADDED: Two WINEMAKER DINNERS on THURSDAY, JUNE 5

  • Four Rhone Rangers corralled by Dave McIntyre at CHARLIE PALMER STEAK 

High-riding wine gurus Jason Hass (Tablas Creek), Ethan Lindquist (Qupe), Barbara Smith (Ken Volk) and Gary Van Ostrand (Bonny Doon) posse up to present a standout 4-course wine dinner showcasing 10 wines plus a special interview segment with Dave McIntyre (Washington Post wine editor). This wow-factor dinner will have you talking for months!  More than just “making wine" from Rhone varietals, these sagacious pioneers recognized distinct similarities in what matters most - terroir. Vineyards like Bien Nacido give rise to cool-climate expressions that favor comparison to the Northern Rhone. Other vineyard locations cue more to Chateuneuf-du-Pape with limestone soils and rugged terrain. Like the Rhone Valley, Paso Robles is vast and provides a diverse range of growing conditions.

Dave McIntyre will lead a lively pre-dinner discussion with these unique and passionate individuals. Over four courses, you will dine with them as they progress from table-to-table. Through ten wines, you will explore their interpretations of varietal expression and vineyard location.  Space is limited. Book early.  Tickets: $150 (incl. tax and gratuity).  To Book call Charlie Palmer: 202-547-8100 

  • Winemaker Dinner at WILLOW RESTAURANT (Arlington VA)

True to its founding principles, the winemaker dinner at Willow will be an informal and relaxing evening with Rhone Ranger winemakers at a walk-around affair where small plates will be paired with specific wines.  Chef-Owners Tracy O’Grady and Kate Jansen are known for their modern continental style using the freshest American ingredients with classic French and Italian influences.  The dinner will feature Michael David, Ridge Vineyards, Treana/Hope, Two Shepherds and Wrath.  Tickets: $70 plus tax and gratuity and may be purchased by calling 703 465-8800.


EXCLUSIVELY FOR TRADE & MEDIA

TRADE & MEDIA TASTING

1:00 - 4:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4.
Qualified members of the trade & media are invited to join us for a walk-around tasting of more than 80 wines from Rhone Rangers winery members.  Those with the following titles are invited to register:  Sommelier, Restaurant Owner/Chef, Wine Wholesale (Distributor/Broker), Wine Retailer, Wine Writer (already published).  All other members of the public and the wine industry are invited to attend the evening tasting. I HOLD ONE OF THE QUALIFYING TITLES AND WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR THE TRADE TASTING.

EXCLUSIVELY FOR WINERY MEMBERS


WINERY REGISTRATION.  Online registration for winery members is now closed. We still have space available and we'd love to have you "join the posse" so call the Rhone Rangers office today for instructions on how to register.