Never Before, Never Again Wines

In this episode, I celebrate this year’s Sonoma County Vintners’ Barrel Auction. The theme for the weekend is Never Before, Never Again wines. On May 2nd I was invited to the Tasting Preview event attended by trade, media guests, partners, and participating vintners. This year’s auction was the 10th anniversary of the Barrel Auction. Over $400,000 was raised during the auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards the following day. Congratulations to Sonoma County Vintners! In addition to having the chance to taste some of the 63 wine lots – that is, only a fraction of the 63 – I snagged five wine producers to talk about their Never Before, Never Again wines. We’ll discuss the special varieties and blends they created for the auction that contributed to the event’s success.

My guests included Justin Hirigoyen from Twomey, Alan Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars, David Hejl of Domaine Della, and Shauna Rosenblum and Trestor Goetting of Ridge Vineyards. Join us in the courtyard of Bacchus Landing in Healdsburg, CA for the conversations.

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Never Before, Never Again

The Barrel Auction event, MacMurray Estate Vineyards











Photo credit: BobMcClenahan