Friday, May 29, 2009

Wed Jun 03, 2009


Erik Olsen - Winemaker for Clos du Bois , Erik is on of the stars of the young , up and coming vintners. Winemaker, Wine Judge, and world traveler , we will be talking about the new line up of Clos du Bois wines , and trends in the industry.

Rick Nowlin - Rick is the Executive Director for Wells Fargo Center For the Arts.
The premiere venue for live acts in all of Northern California Wine Country, Wells Fargo Center has just listed the line up for next season. Rick will be here to tell us about the entertainment scene in Sonoma County.

Nick Frey - President of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission , Nick is always a good source for a look into future vintages and is the go to man for events and things of interest in all of Sonoma County.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wed May 20, 2009


David Rafanelli -
David is the patriarch and was long the winemaker for A Rafanelli Winery in Dry Creek. Perhaps the most sought after of the Dry Creek Zinfandels, Rafanelli also produces world class Cabernet, and Merlot. Dave will give us his take on styles and the progress of the vines in 2009. Rafanelli is without question one of the best know names in the wine culture of Sonoma County.

Tom Mackey -
Tom is the head winemaker at St. Francis Winery. One of the premiere wineries in The Valley of the Moon, St. Francis is best know for the extraordinary Merlot along with a cutting edge program of pairing food and wine. Tom will be talking about recession proof wines , and trends he has followed over his tenure with the winery.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 06, 2009


Jon Provost -- Best know for his role as Timmy on the Lassie series
Jon has a vast film background and is a fixture in Sonoma County. We will be talking about some favorite wines, and the reason Jon opted for the Northern California lifestyle as well as his memories of Hollywood past.

Denise Gill - General Manager of Hop Kiln Winery
Denise oversees the day to day operations of a world renowned facility. A long term winery executive , she will be talking about the newest trends in the business , and tie into to the Lassie theme with tales of the James Stewart , Lassie film that was shot using Hop Kiln as a backdrop.