March is barrel month...

Did you know that March is barrel month in Sonoma County? That's right... you will find more opportunities to barrel taste in March than just about any month of the year. Why? Well, it may be because wineries are so active in their cellars in March. They are finished with harvest, possibly bottling wines, racking wines and blending wines.

This March we are celebrating Sonoma Valley with our 2016 Savor Sonoma Valley. It's a spectacular time to visit wine country - not just for the barrels - but because the mustards and wildflowers will be in full bloom. It's gorgeous in the vineyards so don't forget your cameras!

Savor Sonoma Valley is our way of showcasing the best that our small but mighty stretch of wine country has to offer. Winemakers thieve wines from barrel, local chefs prepare small bites paired thoughtfully with wines (not easy if it's a barrel wine), and the temperature and generally just perfect.

Something else we are incredibly proud of is our partnership with Kenwood Education Foundation. This amazing organization is raising critical funds to support important programs at our local school. You can find them at Savor proudly selling "winemaker" signed event posters. That's right - winemaker signed. Each and every winemaker that participates in Savor signs these posters and KEF sells them to raise money. They are collectible! So start collecting this March!