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Summers Estate Wine Tasting Event

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!!

We are starting our wine tasting series off with Summers Winery with vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.

Summers Estate Wine Tasting Event

Wednesday, January 15th

From 530-8pm.

Jim Summers originally purchased a 28-acre vineyard in Knights Valley in 1987. Knights Valley is located northwest of Calistoga, between Mount St. Helena and the Alexander Valley. At that time it was primarily Merlot grapes planted on the property 30 years ago by Dan Duckhorn.

Knights Valley is one of Sonoma’s warmest appellations, and its volcanic soils and close proximity to the Napa Valley have led to increased interest in Bordeaux varietals from the appellation in recent years.

The signature, “unique” wine offered by Summers is Charbono. The name is thought to be an early Italian immigrant version of Charbonneau, a French varietal. Some strongly believe that this variety is a close relative to the Dolcetto variety, widely grown in northern Italy. The vine bears very large berries that are used to make a very dark red wine that, when subjected to extended skin contact during fermentation, is full of fruit flavor and low in tannins.

Winery representative, Dan Reid will be here to answer questions and give us more information about the wine and winery.

The Wine Room will be pouring:

2012 Summers Chardonnay

2010 Summers Charbono

2010 Summers Cabernet Sauvignon

Flight Cost $16

Please go to the bar when you arrive and let the staff know you are here for the Tasting Event. The Wine Room's event will start at 5:00pm. Our group starts at 5:30. I will be there early so come whenever you want.

Also, if you are newbie, we are very casual. Come any time between 5:30-8pm. There is no formal speech that the winemaker or representative make. They walk around and talk to everyone individually. It’s more intimate and personal.

For the best mingling, stand, do not sit!
Move towards to back of The Wine Room for more breathing room. No need to crowd around the front door.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new members!



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  • Judith

    All the effort put forward to attend, the place was so crowed. I turned around and headed home.

    January 16, 2014

    • Bill

      That is a shame. Where it is crowded - there is decent service for the wine flights and a lot of people to talk to. Give it a shot next time - yes these events are HUGE and pack the little wine store to the gills.

      3 · January 16, 2014

    • vinnie c.

      it was crowded, but once we found a nice cozy place to sit/stand we had a great time! Judith, next one just come on inside

      2 · January 16, 2014

  • Lorenzo

    It was a very nice event! Everyone was very helpful and friendly.

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Ken

    So bummed to miss it but I have a Board meeting tonight. I hope to make the next one!

    January 15, 2014

  • Lynn

    Am sick. :( Hope to attend a future event.

    January 15, 2014

  • Kathleen P.

    So disappointed, but I teach from 4:40 to 7:30

    January 14, 2014

  • Kazuyuki N.

    I am very happy join the meetup club. I,v never been there, threfore
    I,d like to participate the meeting next time.
    thank you everyone. see you soon.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wine and champagne? Sure!

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • Sandra

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Andrea

    This will be mine and my friends first event. Can't wait.

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this first event in 2014. Happy New Year

    1 · December 28, 2013

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