Taste Alexander Valley (VIDEO)

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Kings of Cab Country

If you travel about an hour north of the nation’s most iconic bridge you will find the land of the Cab.  Alexander Valley is 22 miles long, varies in width from two to seven miles and is home to some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon.

In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani makes a Grape Escape to the Wine Road less traveled and finds out why Cab is King and holding court in Alexander Valley.

Taste Alexander Valley

www.alexandervalley.org

May 18-19, 2013

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The 16th annual Taste Alexander Valley is the major event produced each year by the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 over 30 wineries will host their own special wine and food parties offering wine and food pairings, live entertainment and special weekend wine discounts. One ticket gets you access to all the parties! Come and experience the best of the casually elegant wine country lifestyle that makes the Alexander Valley a premier international tourist destination!

Weekend Pass – $65 per person in advance, $75 at the door

Weekend Pass (designated driver) – $20 per person in advance, $30 at the door

Sunday Only $45 per person in advance, $55 at the door

Sunday Only (designated driver) $15 advance, $25 at the door

Opening Celebration

Friday, May 17

5:00 – 8:30 PM

Trione Vineyards & Winery

Taste Alexander Valley Weekend begins on Friday, May 17 with the Opening Celebration, a very special evening at the historic “Old Stone Winery” at Trione Vineyards & Winery. This fabulous reception and party will feature reserve and library wines from throughout Alexander Valley.

Adding to the festivities will be passed hors d’oeuvres and a variety of seasonally influenced small plates prepared by renowned local chefs and restaurateurs Josh Silvers/Jackson’s Bar & Oven, Jeff Mall/Zin Restaurant, and Carlo Cavallo/Sonoma Meritage.

New this year will be a silent auction benefiting the Alexander Valley School. The auction will feature private tastings and lunches with winery owners, proprietors, and winemakers along with access to private properties not generally available to the public.

Enjoy it all while being serenaded by live music from local favorites The Steve Pile Band. Experience mingling with Alexander Valley’s winemakers, winery principals, and vineyard owners at this historic winery estate located in the heart of Alexander Valley!

Opening Gala – $95 – Advance only (limited availability)

Monique Soltani

Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24

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