SONOMA: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and DeLoach Vineyards (WEDNESDAY)

WineryRegionProminent VarietalsTastingLunchDescription
Kendall-JacksonSonoma CountyChardonnay, Cabernet
Pinot Noir
-Informal tasting that will take you through Kendall-Jackson’s world class selection of limited-release wines.
DeLoach VineyardsSonoma CountyChardonnay, Zinfandel,
Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet
-Casual lunch platters of sandwiches (turkey, roast beef, and tuna) and sides, seated under the Grove. Vegetarian options can be arranged on request. Vineyard-designate wines presented.

Kendall Jackson Wine Estate

Tasting  event: 10:30pm – 12:30pm

This wine tour is exclusively reserved for Sonoma wineries. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Napa Valley, Sonoma County is blessed with a versatile landscape which is strongly impacted by maritime influences. The cooler climate is conducive to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and cool-climate Syrah. Most vineyards in Sonoma are above the fog line so they don’t lose the warmth required to enable grapes to ripen in time for harvest.

When you hear the name Kendall-Jackson, one immediately thinks of Chardonnay!

The late Jess Jackson, visionary winemaker and founder of Kendall-Jackson was noted for popularizing Chardonnay with his Kendall-Jackson Winery.

Your visit to Kendall- Jackson will take you on a tour of the winery to learn of its unique pioneering history, a wander through their lush sensory gardens, followed by an informal tasting that will take you through Kendall-Jackson’s world class selection of limited-release, coastal California wines

About Kendall-Jackson

Purchasing 80-acre apple and walnut orchard in 1982, replanting Chardonnay grapevines, they set about making a premium yet affordable Californian Wine. Jess sold the first case ever of Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay at the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. That same year, the inaugural vintage of Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay won the first-ever Platinum Award for an American Chardonnay at The American Wine Competition.

Kendall-Jackson was officially on the map.

DeLoach Vineyards

Lunch with paired wines event: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Your experience at Deloach takes on a relaxing informal setting in natural surroundings. Experience a taste of our Estate wines while you’re on a walking tour where the grapes are grown! You’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of our Theatre of Nature, Sycamore Grove, and Estate Patio and Garden while sampling the wine from our beautiful terroir, all grown in their Organic and Demeter-certified Biodynamic Estate Vineyard. The half-acre culinary garden includes vegetables and herbs as well as medicinal plants such as yarrow, chamomile, and dandelion, which are used in Biodynamic compost preparations. 

For the casual lunch option, the winery will dedicate space in the Grove, a stunning outdoor venue, shaded by large sycamore trees with views of the vineyards and culinary gardens. Enjoy a light assortments of sandwich platters: with varied meats, turkey, roast beef, and tuna. Vegetarian options can be arranged on request. Guests are treated to 5 offerings of the DeLoach’s vineyard-designate wines.

About DeLoach

DeLoach Vineyards was started in 1975 by Cecil DeLoach, Christine DeLoach, Berle Beliz and Jack Fleming, and was one of the first wineries established in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California after Prohibition. The Boisset family of Burgundy, France purchased DeLoach in November 2003. DeLoach Vineyards has been a pioneering producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley since 1975. As a winegrowing region, The Russian River Valley is known as “America’s Burgundy,” a distinction in which DeLoach has been an important factor. The winery has received numerous accolades and 90+ ratings. The Wine Spectator’s James Laube calls DeLoach “one of California’s best producers of chardonnay,” and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach “Winery of the Year” TWELVE times, including 2011 and 2012.

Inclusions

  • Luxury coach transport round trip from San Francisco cruise port

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate

  • Welcome splash of a current release wine
  • informal tasting of Kendall-Jackson’s world class selection of limited-release

DeLoach Vineyards

  • Welcome taste of a current release wine
  • Access to tour the property
  • Casual Lunch in the Grove: sandwich platters: turkey, roast beef, and tuna. Vegetarian options can be arranged on request.
  • Guests are treated to limited release offerings of the DeLoach’s vineyard-designate wines
  • Luxury coach transport returning to San Francisco cruise port

Personal purchases at the wineries and trip cancellation insurance not included.

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