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Don't Miss Out On This #Wine Event, #LosAngeles, 11/21/15!

Don't Miss Out On This #Wine Event, #LosAngeles, 11/21/15!


Pinot Days is back, and we have a discount code for you -- 33% ticket pricing (exclusing winemaker dinner)! We couldn't be happier to help introduce you to some amazing wines! (Just in time to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas roasts!)

If you love Pinor Noir, or are interested in learning more about this great varietal, you don't want to miss this wine event! Pinot Days gives winelovers exclusive access to some of the rarest pinot noirs being produced in California and beyond. Many of the participating wineries do not distribute their wines, ever. Others can only be found in the best restaurants for premium prices. We love Pinot Days because you are guaranteed to discover something new and something incredibly rare. Join us as we taste our way through the Sonoma Coast, Santa Barbara, Mendocino, Central Coast and even Oregon! 

We've met some amazing people behind the brands, have fallen in love with their wines, like: 

Below are experiences captured and shared from past Pinot Days. Using the VAULT29 app (available in the App Store only), be sure to swing by the wineries tables mentioned above and capture your experiences. Feel free to use #hashtags when posting  -- Cheers!

[For discounted tickets (excluding the winemaker dinner), click here. Use coupon code: VAULT29SC15 when checking out. Hurry before tickets are sold out.]

#WineBuzzin': #Winetasting Extravaganzas!

#WineBuzzin': #Winetasting Extravaganzas!

It's every winelovers dream: imagine one large room, with 100 wineries pouring over 500 incredible wines to taste. With a limited window of time, where does one start? And how does one pace themselves? 

Family WInemakers SF - #Taste15 via VAULT29

Throughout the year, we have the privilege and opportunity to attend such wine tasting extravaganzas. Typically, there is an underlying theme: a specific varietal (Pinot Days); a specific region (Taste of Mendocino); or Family Winemakers of California. 

We love these events because it gives us the chance to reconnect, catch up with our winery friends, and taste newly released vintages. But most of all, it's a great opportunity to discover new smaller, lesser known brands who are just starting out in the industry. Many of these wines won't be found in your local grocery store or wine shop because they don't yet have representation behind them. Not to worry, though. We've got you covered with a few of our favorites! 

  • Center of Effort (Arroyo Grande, SLO County, CA)- Located in Central California, the wines are crafted with Edna Valley grapes. Don't miss the refreshing Pinot Noir Rose for long, summer days! #CenterofEffort
  • Wren Hop (Windsor, Sonoma County, CA)- We love everything about this newcomer! The wines are excellently crafted with care and Jim's passion shines through as he walked us through the tasting. Bonus points for the creativity behind their labels which are designed as book covers. #WrenHop
  • Mattina Fiore (San Luis Obispo, SLO County, CA)- Andrea and her husband Scott got the wine "bug" after crafting 2 barrels of Syrah, and quickly expanded their portfolio to include their popular Albarino and GSM blend. It also helps to have one of California's hottest winemakers, Robert Hensen, at the helm! #MattinaFiore
  • Barber Cellars (Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA) - Be on the lookout for Mike and Lorraine's tasting room in Petaluma coming soon, thanks to their cool Kickstarter campaign! Passion packs a punch with their awesome Zins! #BarberCellars
  • Flying Goat (Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA)- Kate is a gem and owner of Flying Goat Cellars., along with her husband/winemaker Norm. Their focus is on making vineyard designated pinot noir and sparkling wine. Tasting room in the "Lompoc Wine Ghetto."
  • Pech Merle (Geyserville, Sonoma County, CA)- We loved meeting Bruce and hearing about his passion about these small lot wines, like his 2012 Laguna de Santa Rose Pinot Noir. 

Download the VAULT29 app to see more of our experiences at the 2015 Family Winemakers of California event. Simply search by location ("Palace Hotel"), hashtag "Taste15", or by winery hastag (ie #WrenHop). If you're interested in attending future events, feel free to reach out to us for more information.