West of West “WOW” Wine Festival, Aug 1-3, 2014

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wow wine festival 3West of West “WOW” Wine Festival, Aug 1-3, 2014 held at The Barlow in Sebastopol. A weekend of winemaker dinners, unique seminars, a premiere tasting with acclaimed producers and a closing dinner featuring San Francisco’s hottest chefs and James Beard award winners and nominees from Bar Tartine, Rich Table and Statebird Provisions.

The West Sonoma Coast Vintners is an association formed to highlight the distinguished wines crafted from grapes grown on the coastline of West Sonoma County. Tickets are now available for this special weekend at Sebastopol’s The Barlow offering both wine lovers and the wine trade an insider taste of some of the most acclaimed cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah wines produced today.

The weekend will kick-off on Friday, August 1st with a series of intimate Winemaker Welcome Dinners hosted by select vintners at an assortment of stunning winery and vineyard locations. Each dinner will feature the winery portfolio thoughtfully paired with cuisine from West Sonoma.

August 1 . Winemakers Dinners
Choose from nine intimate dinners with winemakers.

August 2 . Seminars
10:00am–11:30am . The Evolution of California Cuisine & Wine

Our Grand Dinner chefs discuss how local ingredients have changed the way they cook and we eat. Includes a pairing component with West Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs.

1:00pm–2:30pm . Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay
Family owned since 1912, Charles Heintz Vineyards is a unique coastal vineyard located just outside Occidental in the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast. Explore multiple wineries interpretation of this esteemed vineyard.

August 2 . Lunch
11:30am–12:45pm

Prepared by Rocker Oysterfeller’s and Firefly Fine Catering

August 2 . Grand Tasting
3:00pm–6:00pm

A stunning selection of artisan wineries showcasing the vibrant diversity of West Sonoma Coast wines.

August 2 . Dinner
6:30pm–10:00pm

Featuring the talent behind San Francisco’s three hottest restaurants: James Beard award-winning chefs Nicole & Stuart Brioza from Statebird Provisions; James Beard finalists Evan & Sarah Rich from Rich Table and Nick Balla & Cortney Burns from Bar Tartine.

August 3 . Grand Tasting
1:00pm–4:00pm

A second opportunity to taste through all of the West Sonoma Coast wines.

wow wine festival wscv_emptyglassesThroughout the event, there will be a number of visiting Sommeliers joining WOW from esteemed restaurants across the country such as Blackberry Farms, Cavallo Point, Husk, Mandarin Oriental, Providence, River Oaks Country Club, Restaurant Eugen, SLS Bazaar, The Boarding House, and many more. They will be on hand to help pour wines and answer industry questions during the Saturday seminars and the dinner following Saturday’s Grand Tasting.

Tickets are available for purchase online HERE and range in price from $475 for an “all weekend pass” to $125 for the Saturday Grand Tasting.

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