Rhone Rangers annouced its International Grenache Day will be held September 21, 2012. Regional events will be held in Paso Robles, Sacramento, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa and a live twitter tasting hosted by Rhone Ranger pioneers including Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard and Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard.
“Grenache, in all its forms, is one of the most exciting grapes in America. New plantings of Grenache Noir have topped 1200 acres in California alone in the last decade, and Grenache Blanc is the fastest-growing white Rhone variety in America,” said Josh Bendick, Rhone Rangers Board President. “We enthusiastically join our friends and colleagues at the Grenache Symposium in this growing movement of global recognition and appreciation for Grenache.”
Rhone Rangers events will feature Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Grenache rosés and Grenache-based blends. The schedule includes four regional events:
Paso Robles, Cypher Winery and Farmstand 46
15 Rhone Rangers wineries
5 – 7 p.m.
Sacramento, Caverna 57
Crystal Basin, David Girard, Holly’s Hill and more
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Santa Cruz, Le Cigare Volant at Bonny Doon Vineyard
Big Basin, Birichino, Bonny Doon, Clos de la Chance, Martella, Ridge &
5 – 7 p.m.
Santa Rosa, Sheldon Wines
Donelan, Mounts, Quivera, Ridge, Sheldon, Stark, Two Shepherds
4 – 7 p.m.
Events are free of charge, with donations to the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund encouraged.
5:30 – 7:30 PM (PDT). Rhone Ranger guest wineries will include Ridge (5:30 p.m.) Bonny Doon (6 p.m.) Two Shepherds (6:30 p.m.) and Tablas Creek/Tercero (7 p.m.). #GRENACHEDAY