Make time for this CLONAL EXPLORATION I will be moderating, a Signature Sonoma Valley seminar with guest panelists from Gloria Ferrer. I am looking forward to exploring the extensive clonal research projects Gloria Ferrer has done in conjunction with my alma mater UC Davis. The studies were specifically about sparkling wine, and more than 40 clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, 18 of which were brought for the first time from Champagne, France.
FEATURING WINES FROM GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS
Mike Crumly, VP of Production, led Gloria Ferrer as one of the great Pinot Noir pioneers in the 1980’s, will lead guests on an exciting vineyard exploration, exploring various clone trials currently in the field. Guests will even get the opportunity to see a replant of one of the original clone trial vineyard blocks – a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Following the vineyard exploration, Winemaker Steven Urberg will lead guests in a tasting of single Pinot Noir clones – some Dijon and Swiss clones, as well as some California clone selections – discovering the unique characteristics of each.
Signature Sonoma Valley is a distinctive wine experience that happens May 17-19 this year. From the heights of Moon Mountain to the windswept hills of Carneros, Signature Sonoma Valley is a uniquely exclusive immersion into the incomparable wines, acclaimed vineyards and legendary wine community of Sonoma Valley. Be one of the few to experience this highly-curated wine weekend with unprecedented access to over 80 sommelier-selected wines and the 100+ celebrated vintners and winegrowers who craft them.
Signature Sonoma Valley tickets are available to purchase
individually, or via the weekend package at www.SonomaValleyWine.com/Signature-Sonoma-Valley.