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PARTICIPATING WINERIES
(more being added daily)
Blenheim Vineyards
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Caliza Winery
Chacewater
Cornerstone Cellars
Derby Wine Estates
Four Lanterns
Frick Winery
Hearst Ranch
Horton Vineyards
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Margerum
Pomar Junction
Qupe
Ridge
Stinson Vineyards
Sunset Hills
Tablas Creek
Tarara Winery
Tenet Wines
Two Shepherds
Vina Robles
Zenaida Cellars


THE WINEMAKER DINNER AT WILLOW

WASHINGTON DC TASTING


1234 9th St NW
JUNE 18-19, 2015

OPEN TO ALL

RHONE RANGERS WASHINGTON DC GRAND TASTING
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
Choose either 5:30 - 9:00 PM (VIP) or 7:00-9:00 PM (Gen Adm).

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. Catering by Spilled Milk.

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: "American Rhone Wines for Summer Sipping"

10:30 AM - 12 NOON, THURSDAY, JUNE 18
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 provide an opportunity for you to taste from several whites and roses, perfect for planning your summer celebrations.  The wines and presenters will be:

  • Horton Vineyards Sparkling Viognier - presented by Mike Heny
  • Four Lanterns Picpoul Blanc - presented by Steve Gleason
  • Two Shepherds Grenache Blanc - presented by William Allen
  • Frick Winery “Cotes-Du-Dry Creek” White Blend - presented by Bill Frick
  • Zenaida Cellars “Force de Fleurs” White Blend - presented by Eric Ogorsolka
  • Tablas Creek "Patelin de Tablas Rosé" - presented by Danny Haas
  • Cornerstone Cellars Rosé of Syrah - presented by Craig Camp
  • Stinson Vineyards Rosé of Mourvedre - presented by Rachel Stinson Vrooman

Tickets are just $35.  BUY SEMINAR TICKETS.

WINEMAKER DINNER at WILLOW RESTAURANT, Arlington VA, on FRIDAY, JUNE 19

True to its founding principles, the winemaker dinner at Willow will be an informal and relaxing evening with ten 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. Participating wineries include: Blenheim Vineyards, Derby Wine Estates, Hearst Ranch Winery, Pomar Junction, Qupe, Stinson Vineyards, Sunset Hills Vineyard, Two Shepherds, Vina Robles and Zenaida Cellars.    Tickets: $95 plus tax and gratuity.  BUY DINNER TICKETS.  A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Rhone Rangers Les Dames d'Escoffier Travel Study Grant. 


EXCLUSIVELY FOR TRADE & MEDIA

TRADE & MEDIA TASTING

1:30 - 4:00 PM, THURSDAY, JUNE 18
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 Food & Beverage Buyer, 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 here. 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. 800 467-0163.