Absolutely one of my favorite events of the year, for any number of reasons. But first, before I wax personal, the official party description:
Winter Wine Series
The First Three Saturdays in December
Please join Ridge Vineyards in celebrating the Holiday Season with our annual Winter Wine Series. Each of the first three Saturdays in December we’ll be showcasing special offerings from our Holiday Gift Packs in the Tasting Rooms. Net proceeds from the tasting fees are donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, and a Ridge logo glass is included with each tasting. Return with your glassware to a subsequent Winter Wine Series Saturday, and you’ll receive a complimentary tasting! This event is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays, enjoy spectacular tastings of rarely poured wines, and give something to the community in the spirit of the season. This event is complimentary to members of our wine programs, and $10 for the general public. We look very forward to celebrating with you!
December 5, 2009 — We’ll be featuring wines from our “From the Mountain” and “Rhone” gift packs, these wines invite you to explore the terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Sonoma County.
December 12, 2009 — On showcase will be the “Lytton Duo” and “Geyserville Vertical” gift packs, making for a wonderful opportunity to taste a full spectrum of our two flagship zinfandel designations.
December 19, 2009 — For the final episode of our Winter Wine Series we’ll be pouring wines from our “Buchignani” and “ATP” gift packs, which between them comprise some our finest examples of old-vine offerings, including the 2007 Buchignani Ranch carignane and the 2006 Dusi Ranch zinfandel.
All of our holiday packs can be found here.
Now, on to my personal perspective, which is (for once) pretty simple; basically, this is just a great chance to try some really, really, really interesting tasting flights. Plus, net proceeds from the tasting fees are being donated to local food banks (Second Harvest up here at Monte Bello, Redwood Empire Food Bank up at Lytton Springs) so it’s also a great opportunity to be charitable in the spirit of the season.
And that’s the scoop! Please join us, and all the best of the season to you and yours.
Lastly, for your reference, some important links: