Pick one seminar or attend them all―it's a must-do Celebration Weekend event

Sunset  – April 1, 2011

Enjoy an informational wine-tasting experience at one of four daily wine seminars held during Celebration Weekend. Each seminar has a limited number of seats and requires an additional taste ticket, available on-site only. Presented by Chase Sapphire℠.

Sunset Steal of the Year: The People’s Choice Award
11:00 am
Be a part of the Sunset Wine Awards 2011. You are our wine judges, tasting through the six finalists for this year’s Red and White Steal of the Year Awards. Cast your votes for the final decision. The results will appear in our November issue.

Meet Livermore Valley’s Winemaking Families–Icons and New Stars
12:30 pm
As one of California’s oldest wine regions, Livermore Valley has seen more than 125 harvests. Celebrate the historic terroir and bounty of this Bay Area backyard by tasting with the valley’s winemaking families—old and new.

A Whole Taste of Napa
2:00 pm
If you think you know Napa Cabernet, think again. The valley has 15 subregions, all producing a different style of the varietal. Come barrel-taste through a half-dozen with Conn Creek winery. Find out which characteristics shine on their own and which make good blending ingredients.

Find your Sonoma Style: Cool Climate or Warm?
3:30 pm
With 60 miles of Pacific coastal influence, Sonoma County encompasses an enormous range of weather patterns, from chilly to toasty. Come taste Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah from both ends of the climatic spectrum to see if your taste in those wines runs cool or warm. You’ll learn how climate impacts wine style and how you can look for wines you like based on region.

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