Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Family Winemakers of California Wine Tasting

This past weekend,  March 9 - 10 at Del Mar Fairgrounds, I had the honor of attending the Family Winemakers of California Wine tasting event!  I am excited to share information about this tasting with you! What is Family Winemakers of California? Family Winemakers of California was founded in 1991 to give voice and presence to small, family wineries in the public policy arena.  Family Winemakers and 160 of its members came to San Diego the 5th annual tasting at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Over 1,000 people attended tasting everything from lovely whites, to deep reds.
You can see the list of all the participating Wineries HERE
There were wineries from Mendocino to Temecula and every place in between. You can view the tasting program HERE.
I loved this event. The Wineries had great people pouring their wine were very knowledgeable. I learned so much from them!
Everyone was happy of course because who isn't happy when they are having wine? 
The event had some great breads and cheese and other yummy treats to eat in between tastings to clear your palate! 
The event was alphabetized which really was great. It made it so easy to find your favorites, and also allowed to find a lot of new loves! 
I was really happy to taste Fiddlehead Sauvignon Blanc. I am a big fan of the wine movie "Sideways" and it was a featured wine in the movie that the director actually wrote into the script because they loved the wine so much. 
To sum up the event; It was 2 days of sunshine, wine, food, and friends. With the amount of people in attendance, I think it was a success for the wineries and a day of fun for the attendees. I highly recommend this event if you love wine. I can't wait to go again next year!

If this event looks like it is up your alley, you are in luck! 
Join them in San Francisco in August!

Saturday, August 17 -- Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
1:00 - 3:00, open to trade only; 3:00 - 6:00, open to the public and the trade

Sunday, August 18 -- Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
1:00 - 5:00, open to trade only
You can get information and tickets HERE!

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