40 Years with Jordan Winery!

The Jordan 1976 vintage was tasting outstanding with lively notes of red fruit, olive, mineral and herbs.

Last week I attended a very special luncheon in Alexander Valley to honor Jordan winemaker Rob Davis. Here is a link to the Jordan blog and some of my photos that explain the significance:

Celebrating Rob Davis’ 40th Harvest as Jordan Winemaker

At the Rob Davis 40th Harvest Luncheon at Jordan Vineyard & Winery: Rob with his daughter Andrea (named after his mentor Andre Tchelistcheff) and Rob’s other mentor UC Davis professor emeritus Dr. Ann Noble, the creator of The Wine Aroma Wheel.


SF Giants coach Bruce Bochy holding a bottle of the famed 1994 vintage we enjoyed with special guest Jean-Claude Berrouet of Chateau Petrus.


Me with my good friend Leslie Sbracco and SF Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper.


Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sept 4-6

We are heading into the 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend from September 4-6! There you will find me filling various duties:

*Featured Sommelier Star throughout the weekend and the Head Sommelier at the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction on Sunday

*Host to a series of special tastings with Stolzle Glass on Saturday for the Taste of Sonoma event at MacMurray Estate Vineyards in Russian River Valley

*Guest at the luncheon at Benovia Winery and the Sonoma Starlight event at Francis Ford Coppola Winery on Friday

Hope you can join me for the fun! Christopher

Wind to Wine Dinners & Seminar on Aug 7-8

Yes, I have been keeping rather busy and it just continues, this weekend it will be the inaugural WIND to WINE Festival hosted by the Petaluma Gap!

The fun starts Friday night August 7th with two wine dinners at  Keller Estate & McEvoy Ranch.  Then at the Sheraton Petaluma on Saturday, August 8th there will be more than 60 wines available for tasting as well as a VIP Seminar “A Winemaker’s Perspective on the Petaluma Gap AVA” hosted by ME!

More information at the Petaluma Gap website.