G-DAY is the chance to go out and enjoy some great Grenache wherever you are – anything, anywhere, any budget, with anyone. Get started with this animated video that I narrated for a lesson on the Origin of Garnacha:
This year, G-Day is on Friday, September 18th. Wherever you are, make sure to include some Grenache-based wines in your day or week and share your adventures via social media where you will find me circulating. Twitter handles to follow are @Grenache_Global and #GRENACHEDAY.
What began in 1991 as a chauffeured ground transportation business with one vehicle, has blossomed into the premier Bay Area transportation provider with the 17th largest fleet in the United States. Gary and Jennifer Buffo, owners of Pure Luxury Transportation, have been consistently dedicated to our local community while their company continues to grow.
Pure Luxury Transportation is dedicated to supporting SVVGA’s programs so that we can continue to increase consumer and trade awareness and subsequently, the financial value of wine grown and made in Sonoma Valley. Not only is Gary Buffo serving as a Board Director, but Pure Luxury is proudly supporting many of the SVVGA programs such as the monthly Concierge Tours, Reserve Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Wine Country Weekend.
Best of all you can reserve your own personal Sommelier Tour, featuring myself, with Pure Luxury Transportation, offering explorations in various locations throughout wine country. Schedule your adventure with me by calling 800.626.5466 today!
My dear friend and scholar Trane DeVore wrote this piece last year on his blog The Trout Factory, and I was recently reminded of its transcendence into the wine infested world of Sonoma County. Thanks Trane!
Smith Vineyard Harvest & Wine Event: If you are hankering for a trip to Gold Country then head straight for Highway 49. Smith Vineyard is hosting an Open House with pumpkins to entertain the kids and wine to enthrall the adults. Outside the town of Grass Valley, and a short drive to the quaint berg of Nevada City, both with oodles of historic significance to explore.
Sonoma County Art Trails: You can stick a little closer but still have a lovely tour, just print up the Art Trails map and drop in on some Open Studios throughout the county. An amazing opportunity to view and buy some work by local artists.
Whichever adventure you choose, have fun and enjoy some wine!