Grape to Glass-Russian River Valley Winegrowers Organization Event in Sonoma County

My wife and I attended the 17th Annual Grape to Glass Event put on by the Russian River Valley Winegrowers Organization this past Saturday night. Once again I was reminded how fortunate I am to live here in Sonoma County!

We joined winemakers, grape growers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and neighbors at this popular Pre-Harvest Party; the setting, Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard in Windsor.

The silent auction and wine tasting tent

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Sonoma Wine Country-Russian Hill Estate

p style=”text-align: left”>Living in Sonoma wine country affords us some of the best wines in the world. My personal favorites are the Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs. I don’t know what it is, but something about this appellation creates some of the smoothest reds I’ve ever tasted.

One of the wines served with our Mushroom Risotto

One of my favorites is created by my good friend Patrick Melley, winemaker extraordinaire at Russian Hill Estate Winery. The Russian Hill estate is located at 4525 Slusser Road, Windsor CA, and is a well kept secret here in the valley. Not always easy to get at retail, people often go directly to the vineyard to purchase. And, it’s definitely worth the trip.    [Read more…]