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Grand Event Agenda, May 14th - 16th

To celebrate this momentous milestone in our history, the 2020 Grand Event will include three days of educational seminars, guest speakers, winery tours, celebrations, food, and of course...plenty of wine! The following itinerary details and times are subject to change. Be sure to check back for a finalized agenda three weeks from the event.


Day One: Thursday, May 14th

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Welcome Reception & Grand Tasting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville




Day Two: Friday, May 15th 

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Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

The Vintners Resort, Santa Rosa


Educational Seminars & Lunch                                                9:00 AM - 5:15 PM

The Vintners Resort, Santa Rosa


Women For WineSense Founders Tasting 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Breakout Session One Seminar Options 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


A Sense of Taste 

Wine and Wellness

Call my Blush: Rosé Tasting
The Best of Napa-Sonoma Women Winemakers



Lunch with Wine and Silent Auction 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


A Sparkling History of Napa-Sonoma
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 



Breakout Session Two Seminar Options 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Wine and Wellness
Beyond Basics: Your Palate, Your Pairings

New and Noteworthy Wines of the World
The Best of Napa-Sonoma Women Winemakers



Breakout Session Three Seminar Options 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM 

 

A Sense of Taste History of the Wine Cocktail
Call my Blush: Rosé Tasting

New and Noteworthy Wines of the World



Dinner and Awards Ceremony 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

The Vintners Resort, Santa Rosa
During our wine dinner on the evening of Friday, May 15th, we'll enjoy a special, intimate conversation with filmmaker Eleanor Coppola, as she tells us of her experiences working as a female in the film industry for the past six decades.




Day Three: Saturday, May 16th 

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Winery Experiences    

Around Sonoma County


Participating wineries include Acaibo, Benovia Winery, Chalk Hill Estate, Foley Sonoma, Gundlach Bundschu, Lambert Bridge Winery, Linked Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Ramey Wine, Rockpile AVA, Silver Oak, and WALT. Click here for tour times and details of the experience at each winery or vineyard.


Farewell Soirée 5:00pm - 7:30pm

DeLoach Vineyards

We’ll cap off this amazing three-day event with a farewell soirée at DeLoach Vineyards

DeLoach Vineyards has been a pioneering producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley since 1975. As a winegrowing region, The Russian River Valley is known as “America’s Burgundy,” a distinction in which DeLoach has been an important factor. The winery has received numerous accolades and 90+ ratings. The Wine Spectator’s James Laube calls DeLoach “one of California’s best producers of chardonnay,” and Wine and Spirits has proclaimed DeLoach “Winery of the Year” TWELVE times, including 2011 and 2012.

Our goal at DeLoach is to produce exceptional wines that spotlight the personality of the Russian River Valley and to passionately seek understanding of the valley’s unique terroir, ensuring the wines are terroir driven and distinct. We successfully do this in a socially responsible and environmentally sensitive way. The estate vineyards and garden are certified organic and Biodynamic, and in the cellar we use traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques such as open top wood fermentors, native yeast fermentations and hand punch downs.