Sonoma County, Calif. – More than 250 wines from 66 wineries will be front and center when Taste of Sonoma: On Tour comes to the JW Marriott Houston Downtown on Tuesday, March 1. The grand tasting event will feature winemakers from the famed wine region of Northern California introducing the diverse types of wines produced in Sonoma County and allowing wine tasters to meet the faces behind the labels. In addition to the consumer tasting, two breakout seminars will provide an in-depth look into the Sonoma Wine Country, including the remarkable diversity of the American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and the initiative to become the first U.S. wine region to be 100 percent sustainably farmed.
- Taste of Sonoma: On Tour – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The main event of the evening, guests can meet Sonoma County winemakers and growers while sampling over 250 wines. Tickets are $65 per person and include all tastings, in addition to an array of passed appetizers, artisan cheese and charcuterie.
- Sonoma County AVAs Seminar – 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
As a special add-on to the Taste of Sonoma grand tasting, this seminar offers an in-depth look at the diverse wine regions of Sonoma County and details how the varying soils, microclimates and geography lead to unique premium wines. Participants will learn about and taste some of the top varietals from each region. Tickets are $25 per person, and are an add-on to the “Taste of Sonoma: On Tour” grand tasting.
- Grape to Glass – A Sensory Exploration of Sustainable Wines – 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Hosted by Sonoma County Winegrowers’ President Karissa Kruse, this seminar will focus on the destination’s commitment to become America’s first 100 percent sustainable wine region, multi-generational grape growers will be on-hand to share their personal stories and attendees will learn what the winegrowers are doing to become certified sustainable and taste a number of sustainable wines. Tickets are $25 per person, and are an add-on to the “Taste of Sonoma: On Tour” grand tasting.
All events will be held at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown, 806 Main St., Houston, Texas.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit tastesonomahouston.eventbrite.com.
Sonoma County Wine, Grapes and Tourism
Sonoma County, California, located 30 miles north of San Francisco, offers world-class wines from over 425 wineries in 17 designated wine regions, cuisine featuring locally grown and artisan products, and destination resorts including 40 spas and 21 golf courses. It is the birthplace of premium California wine more than 150 years ago and home to approximately 60,000 acres planted to vines. Family heritage, community and dedication to the land are what make Sonoma County a friendly first-rate wine and food destination.
For more information on visiting Sonoma Wine Country, please visit www.sonomacounty.com.