“This is a wonderful gathering of gifted local wine and food artisans, who lend their talents to ensure that the Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards is an incredible event,” said Kate MacMurray, spokesperson for the wines and estate
Sonoma County, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2015
In what has become a Sonoma County tradition, the Russian River Valley’s historic and private MacMurray Estate Vineyards will open its gates to host Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards on Saturday, September 5, 2015. The popular event featuring regional culinary standouts, vintners and sommelier stars has become a not-to-be-missed affair on the grounds of the gracious MacMurray estate. Tickets are on sale now at SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.
A cornerstone of Sonoma County’s premier wine and epicurean experience—Sonoma Wine Country Weekend—Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards includes wine seminars, blind tastings and a Sonoma County harvest simulation as well as opportunities to taste delectable farm-to-table cuisine and a diverse selection of award-winning Sonoma wines.
“This is a wonderful gathering of gifted local wine and food artisans, who lend their talents to ensure that the Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards is an incredible event,” said Kate MacMurray, spokesperson for the wines and estate. “And for those who love wine and food, this is the day that truly highlights the bounty of Sonoma County. I’m thrilled to host Taste of Sonoma again this year among the vines at our beautiful MacMurray Ranch Vineyard.”
Deeply rooted in Sonoma County, the picturesque MacMurray Ranch Vineyard is among the Russian River Valley’s most acclaimed Pinot Noir vineyards. Today home to towering conifers, historic structures and vineyards spread across two distinct micro-climates, the property has been in agricultural production for over 150 years. Pinot Noir vines were first planted in 1996, marking a new beginning for the historic estate as a world-class vineyard.
“We are honored to partner with MacMurray Estate Vineyards and to have the opportunity to invite our Taste of Sonoma guests to experience this private estate that truly showcases the incredible beauty of Sonoma County,” said Maureen Cottingham, Co-Executive Director, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. “The property’s deep roots and breathtaking location in the heart of Russian River Valley provide an amazing setting for the afternoon events,” said Carolyn Stark, Co-Executive Director, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. “And as Taste of Sonoma is the only time members of the general public are invited to visit this estate, it offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience."
Named one of America’s top three wine charity fundraisers, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has raised more than $16 million for local charities in support of children, the environment and health.
Visitors to Sonoma Wine Country Weekend can experience the breathtaking MacMurray grounds, only open to the public once a year, at Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards by purchasing tickets at SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com. Prices are as follows:
Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards: 9015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
$165 per person (General Admission)
$195 per person (Grand Reserve*)
- Grand Reserve tickets include additional privileges throughout the event and access to limited release wines.
About MacMurray Estate Vineyards
With estate vineyards in some of the world’s most sought-after Pinot Noir regions, MacMurray Estate Vineyards crafts an award-winning collection of Pinot Noir and cool-climate white wines from Sonoma County and the Central Coast. The winery’s namesake Russian River Valley vineyard, MacMurray Ranch, was once owned by actor Fred MacMurray, who purchased the land in 1941. Today, the winemakers at MacMurray Estate Vineyards are dedicated to Pinot Noir, overseeing everything from rootstock selection to barrel aging, to craft the winery’s signature varietal. The result is a portfolio of wines that illuminates the unique, nuanced flavors of each estate vineyard. Learn more at MacMurrayEstateVineyards.com.
About 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
A partnership between Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is California’s premier wine, food and social event, taking place on Labor Day weekend each year. The events comprising Sonoma Wine Country Weekend have raised over $16 million for local charities supporting children, the environment and health. The 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is presented by Visa Signature. For a complete list of beneficiaries and sponsors, please visit SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.