Sonoma Wine Country: Pinot on the River (VIDEO)
The Place for Pinot
For wine loving people on the pursuit for Pinot Noir we have found the place to be. With over one hundred Pinot Noirs in one place, Pinot on the River is your one stop Pinot Noir spot. In this wine video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani makes a Grape Escape along the Wine Road less traveled and shows us why Northern Sonoma County is THE place for Pinot Noir!
2012 Pinot On The River Festival
Sunday October, 21, 2012
Downtown Healdsburg Square – Healdsburg, CA
Pinot On The River is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, Ca. Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as we focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs. Join them for Sunday’s Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square!
240 Center Street, Healdsburg CA 95448
After two decades of Tech in SF, at the turn of the century, Eric Hall being flush with his dot com earnings, bought a spread in Cazadero (True Sonoma Coast), where he could not help but noticing cliff side vineyards going in, and Flowers Pinot Noir at the General Store. Fast forward a few years ahead, he’s working for the Papapietro Perry Winery, and co-founding the Pinot on the River Festival at his resort property in the Russian River area.
Unfortunately, the Russian River overran his place in the winter 2005-2006, and he found himself managing a historic winery property in Forestville, and running the Pinot on the River Festival event, but dreaming of the day when he could have his own little Pinot operation. He teamed up with his friends, a local loan broker, and a vineyard lender, and with the help of family & friends, created Roadhouse Winery in 2010, in downtown Healdsburg.
Valdez Family Winery
595 Santana Drive, Suite A , Cloverdale CA 95425
From a remote village Michoacan, Mexico, to the vineyards of Sonoma County, this is the story of Ulises Valdez’s pursuit of the American dream. This has culminated in the opening of the Valdez Family Winery and Tasting Room in Cloverdale.
Coming to the United States with nothing in 1985 at age 16, he now manages nearly 1000 acres of the finest vineyards in Sonoma County through his Valdez & Sons Vineyard Management Company. He works with such noted winemakers as Jeff Cohen, Mark Aubert and Thomas Brown.
He started Valdez Family Winery in 2004 in a shared space. Now in 2011 he realizes his dream of having his own winery and tasting room. Ulises invites you to visit him and his family and enjoy his critically acclaimed wines – ones that showcase his passion for growing the best grapes in the best areas of Sonoma County.