Events

All our events will be virtual for 2020. We’re featuring “Laying it Down with Garret,’ a light-hearted fun tasting with Garret and his daughter Manon on Zoom, Facebook Live and Instagram live. We also have monthly club chats for VC Members on Zoom.

Private Club Chat (Zoom)

 

 

 

 

October 3rd, 2020 4 PM PST Eric and Riley Flanagan are doing a Zoom takeover!

Club Members register here.  Purchase the kit here.

Garret will be there to chat and taste along. Eric has generously offered a special 4-pack price for VC Club Members for this tasting of $88.50, which is 50% off. WOW! 

The tasting kit features: 

Riley’s Rows 2019 Sauvignon Blanc $27
Riley’s Rows 2017 3X3 Red Blend $35
Flanagan 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot $65
Flanagan 2018 Russian River Valley Chardonnay $50

Laying it Down with Garret (Zoom)

 

 

 

 

October 10th, 2020, 4PM PST. Wines for the adventurers among us! If you're always on the lookout for the wines that are unique and don't follow the crowd, these are for you! .  Register here.
Purchase the kit here!

2018 Flanagan Viognier $56

Winemaker: Cabell Coursey

2017 Vermillion GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) $36
Winemaker: Helen Keplinger

2018 Longfellow Grenache Blanc $41
Winemaker: Kale Anderson

2017 Ancien Pinot Gris $33
Winemaker: Ken Bernards

Private Club Chat (Zoom)

November 7th, 2020 4PM PST Ancien Vineyard Flyover!
Club Members register here.  Purchase the kit here.

If you love "Soarin" at Disneyland, this unique tasting is for you!
Grab your wine glass, put on your seatbelt, as we join Ken Bernards for a Google Earth virtual flyover and tasting of Ancien’s range of terroir focused Pinot Noirs.  We will start at the Ancien Mink Vineyard, one of the most unique new world Pinot Noir sites, journey as far south as the Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta Rita Hills AVA and all the way north to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, with a stop in Carmel Valley. We'll taste these unique vineyards and chat with Ken about wines for your Thanksgiving table!

The tasting kit features:
2018 Ancien Mink Pinot Noir $56
2018 Ancien Carmel Valley Pinot Noir $61
2017 Ancien Shea Pinot Noir $69
2018 Ancien Fiddlestix Pinot Noir $54

Laying it Down with Garret (Zoom)

 

 

 

 

November 14th, 2020, 4 PM PST   Register here.

Purchase the kit here!
The Thanksgiving Edition! Presenting a perfect 4-pack for your holiday dinner, along with a discussion on all sorts of Thanksgiving foods and wines to pair. When you purchase this kit, we'll include Garret's recipe for Butternut squash soup with parsley oil and oven-roasted pecans in your tasting kit!

2018 Flanagan Chardonnay $50
Winemaker: Cabell Coursey
Pairing: Butternut squash soup with caramelized pecans & parsley oil (See recipe in your kit!)

2018 Ancien Mink Pinot Noir $56
Winemaker: Ken Bernards
Pairing: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Roasted Chestnuts.

2014 Tela Cabernet Sauvignon $61
Winemaker: Rolando Herrera 
Pairing: Turkey Cranberry Wellington (wrapped in puff pastry)

2015 Zosia Late Harvest Semillion $51
Winemaker: Roger Harrison
Pairing: Stilton cheese or almond honey pannacotta

Private Club Chat (Zoom)

December 5th, 2020 4PM PST Philippe Melka edition!
Club Members register here. Purchase the kit here.
A chat and tasting featuring Philippe Melka with wines from Roy Estate and Parallel Wines. Get to know Philippe and chat about these extraordinary wines, his winemaking style, and his background. Garret and Philippe are old friends, so this should be extra fun! 

The tasting kit features:

2016 Roy Estate Mr. Evans Proprietary Red $246
2016 Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $266
2017 Parallel Wines Black Diamond Reserve “Eclipse” $181
2017 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $111


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