SOLD OUT! Friday, March 22- Pinot Paradise Technical Session on Minerality- Taste and Terroir - Expired Event
This year the Santa Cruz Mountains winemakers will be exploring the topic of Minerality, "Taste and Terroir" followed by a "new" VIP "Meet the Winemaker" reception. Come and learn about Minerality and how it relates to Pinot Noirs made in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sip, sample and enjoy Pinots made by these legendary winemakers as well as some edible delights.
PINOT PARADISE TECHNICAL SESSION 2013
MINERALITY: TASTE AND TERROIR
At The Mountain Winery
1:00 – 1:10:
Opening Remarks and SCMWA Welcome by Dave Moulton, Burrell School Winery and President of the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association
1:10 – 1:45: Minerality in Wine: Searching for Common Elements
Presenter: Dr. James Kennedy, PhD. Professor, Chair and Director of the Dept. of Viticulture and Enology, UC Fresno and Director of the Viticulture and Enology Research Center. Dr. Kennedy will bring his academic background to explore the chemistry found in the vineyards and wines that are generally recognized for their expression of minerality.
1:50 – 3:00: Taste and Terroir: A panel presentation and tasting of Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noirs. Panelists will share their perspective on minerality in their wines. Each presenter will offer wine tasting examples to illustrate their discussion.
Panel Moderator: David Glancy, MS, CWE, CSS, FWS, founder of the San Francisco Wine School David Glancy, Wine Educator, Founder of SF Wine School
Duncan Meyers, Winemaker and Partner of Arnot – Roberts Winery- Duncan and Nathan Lee Roberts were named San Francisco Chronical Winemakers of the Year, 2012. Their terroir-centered vision for wine production has attracted international attention. Duncan Meyers will be pouring an exclusive barrel taste selection from the Legan Vineyards. This is one of the original plantings in the Corralitos area of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Bradley Brown, Proprieter and winemaker, Big Basin Vineyards- Big Basin Vineyards has brought a sense of finesse and elegance to the Santa Cruz winemaking tables. They will share their vision for allowing the finest expression of Pinot Noir to shine through by using minimal intervention winemaking techniques.
Nathan Kandler, Associate Winemaker, Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards- Nathan brings years of working directly with the estate vineyards as well as a variety of Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noirs. Nathan will share his deep respect for vineyard sites, soils and vines as well as the highly respected winemaking style of Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noirs.
Jim Schultze, Proprieter and Winemaker Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards and Winery- Jim will offer his deeply rooted traditional vision of the art of winegrowing to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Windy Oaks is recognized throughout the region and beyond as a producer of exceptional , award winning wines. Jim Schultze recognizes that all great vintages start their premier journey in the vineyard. He treats the wine with deep appreciation by using gravity flow techniques and practices minimal intervention in the winemaking process.
3:00 – 3:15: BREAK
3:20 – 4:00 Presenter: Josh Jensen, Calera Wine Company- Josh is the founder and proprietor of the revered Calera Wine Company and he is the legendary pioneer of terroir-based Pinot Noir in California. Mr. Jensen will share his story of bringing the elegance and traditional expression of Pinot Noir as it was originally intended from the great houses of Burgundy to California. Mr. Jensen is a winemaker, grower and internationally recognized world renowned producer of Pinot Noirs born from terroir.
We hope that you enjoy this unique opportunity to delve deeply into the world of wine that is the Santa Cruz Mountain AVA.
- On Friday, a Technical Session exploring the elusive character of minerality, then dine with the winemakers that evening
- On Saturday, visit the wineries on the Pathway to Paradise, and then dine with the winemakers Saturday evening
- On Sunday, taste all of our Pinots at the Grand Cruz tasting.
July 20, 2013
11am to 5pm
Sunday, August 25, 2013
2pm - 5pm