Wine Road adds Esprit du Rhône weekend
Sample Rhône varietals May 18 and 19, 2018, at the inaugural Esprit du Rhône weekend hosted by Wine Road, an association of wineries and lodgings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in northern Sonoma County.
Rhône-style wines are typically blends made with the traditional winegrape varieties that have flourished for centuries in France’s Rhône River Valley. This new Wine Road weekend celebrating the spirit of the Rhône begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18 with a casual two-hour walk-around tasting featuring 20 winemakers at Longboard Vineyards in Healdsburg. Sample wine, enjoy apps and live music, and play some games.
And from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 30 wineries throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys will offer samples of their Rhône varietals. Friday's event is $40 per person and limited to 100 people; Saturday is $40 per person; or $65 for both days. Throughout the weekend, guests can share their adventures on Instagram #WineRoad #EspritduRhône; the favorite photo will win $100.