SANTA ROSA, Calif. (March 10, 2020) – For the first time ever Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature, will be held at the scenic Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. The program features walk- around tastings, a chefs’ pavilion, guided wine seminars, and themed lounges. Taking place on Saturday September 5, 2020, the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens features stunning culinary and flower gardens throughout the property, and provides the idyllic backdrop for Taste of Sonoma, offering visitors a world-class wine and culinary experience.

“We are honored to host Taste of Sonoma at my family’s winery,” says second-generation vintner Christopher Jackson. “After experiencing the exceptional event for years, we are certain that Kendall- Jackson, known as the premier food and wine destination in Sonoma County, will complement the program and enhance the overall feel of the day.”

Taste of Sonoma will be nestled throughout Kendall-Jackson’s culinary gardens, as well as the winery’s great lawn and al fresco patio. The Jackson family planted these gardens with the goal of providing fresh, seasonal, and sustainable produce that inspire the wine and food pairings created by Kendall-Jackson’s culinary team. In addition, the wine sensory gardens were designed to help guests develop a vocabulary for describing their wines, a truly invaluable tool. A veritable cornucopia of beauty and flavor, the gardens are a core component of Kendall-Jackson’s commitment to wine and food education.

At Taste of Sonoma, the most renowned wineries and chefs come together for a one-day immersive lineup that will include a walk-around wine grand tasting area with wineries grouped by their AVA designations and a chefs’ pavilion. Wine Talk Seminars will offer informative, lively panel discussions and focused tastings with renowned Sonoma County winemakers. Luxurious themed lounges will serve bubbles, bright whites and exceptional red wines paired with mouthwatering dishes and phenomenal entertainment. The Library, a VIP ticketholder lounge, will offer an opportunity to learn about Sonoma County aged and reserve quality wines. This event is a unique opportunity to experience the diversity of Sonoma County’s 18 AVAs where more than 60 grape varietals are grown.

Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders receive preferred pricing and access to exclusive perks at the event, including early entry at 11:00 a.m.

Ticket prices range from $150 to $255 per person and can be purchased on the Taste of Sonoma website. To learn more, visit TasteOfSonoma.com.

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About Taste of Sonoma
Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature®, showcases Sonoma County’s most renowned wineries and chefs and offers wine and culinary enthusiasts access to taste and experience Sonoma County on September 5, 2020. The one-day immersive lineup at the picturesque Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens will include a walk-around wine grand tasting area with wineries grouped by their AVA designations, a chefs pavilion, guided wine seminars and themed lounges.

About 2020 Taste of Sonoma Presenting Sponsor Visa Signature®
Visa Signature® and Visa Infinite® cardholders enjoy a range of benefits that provide special access including Taste of Sonoma 2020. In addition to points, miles, cash back and other premium rewards offered by issuers, Visa Signature and Visa Infinite cardholders also enjoy perks such as 24/7 complimentary concierge services, access to the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection and exclusive offers related to fine wine and food, travel and sports. For more information on Visa Signature, Visa Infinite and other Visa® offerings, please visit Visa.com.

About Kendall-Jackson
Kendall-Jackson is one of America’s most beloved family-owned and operated wineries. The winery’s flagship wine, the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, has been America’s favorite Chardonnay for over 27 years. Founded by entrepreneur and visionary Jess Jackson in 1982, and now led by his wife Barbara Banke and the Jackson family, Kendall-Jackson is based in Sonoma County and offers a range of acclaimed wines grown on the family’s estate vineyards along the coastal ridges of California. Kendall- Jackson is the benchmark for sustainable wine endeavors, setting the precedent for advancement in solar, water, and vineyard practices. Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Kendall-Jackson the 2017 winery of the year, one of the wine industry’s most notable accolades. Recognized as a leader in the industry for more than three decades, Kendall-Jackson has built a reputation centered around consistent, high-quality wines that are available nationwide in national grocery stores, boutique wine retailers, and restaurants throughout America and globally in Europe, Central America, and Asia. Learn more online at www.kj.com, and follow Kendall-Jackson on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About Sonoma County Vintners
Sonoma County Vintners is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions which was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast in 2019. Sonoma County Vintners represents over 260 wineries throughout the county. The organization actively promotes Sonoma County through educational programming; advocates for its members at local, state and federal levels; and contributes to the local communities through our Sonoma County Vintners Foundation. Sonoma County Wine Auction, its annual fundraiser, has raised over $36 million benefitting non-profit organizations throughout the region. To learn more about Sonoma County Vintners, visit sonomawine.com.

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