Barrel Tasting - March 3 -31, 2017
March is Barrel Tasting Month at Forchini Vineyards & Winery. We will be open for Barrel Tasting and sales of Futures on Mar. 3-5 and Mar. 10-12 from 11am - 4:30pm. Futures will be offered at wholesale pricing on Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Papa Nonno. Tasting is limited to Club Members, past Futures Buyers and their guests. For those that can not attend on those dates, tastings can be arranged M-TH by appointment. If you are unable to come, Futures can be ordered directly by contacting the winery at www.forchini.com up until March 31, 2017. We hope we might have the pleasure of seeing you during the month of March for this annual event.
Passport To Dry Creek Valley - April 29 & 30, 2017
One of Sonoma County's biggest and most popular events where 45 wineries of Dry Creek Valley participate in their best and latgest event of the year. We will again be a participant featuring our usual Italian theme "Under The Forchini Sun" serving scrumptious Italian food by renoun chef Todd Muir and Italian pop and classic music by the Steve Albini trio. All our current release wines will be available for tasting and special sales will be offered. Forchini Winery is happy to offer pre-sale tickets for this sell out event to our club members and friends. Presale tickets are avgailable now and can be purchased up until January 8, 2017. After that period ticket sales are on a first come basis. To order your tickets during this exclusive pre sale go to: www.passporttodrycreekvalley.eventbrite.com .
Enter our winery access code FORCHINI1517.
Owner Jim & friend Larry having fun pouring wine and smoozing it with the girls.
Steve Albini & Tatiana on accordian with Marin County Jim performing on drums. Tatiana flies up from her Las Vegas engagements just to play our event. Even though she's Russian she plays lively Italian music and Steve's vocals and keyboard talent is unsurpassed. No additional cover charge for these proffesionals. You'll want to get up and dance when they get the beat going! They keep returning every year and we are glad to be able to get them.
We hope to see you at our winery during the Passport weekend for a wonderfull day of food, wine.
Annual Winery Events
March Barrel Tasting – The entire month is devoted to barrel tasting in our Barrel Room of future wines with Futures being offered at wholesale prices. Club Members and Favorite Customers only are invited to come with guests on the first two weekends of the month or by appointment midweek. This is a complimentary event with light snacks. Club Members and Favorite Customers who are unable to come and barrel taste are given the opportunity to buy Futures though March 31.
May Wine Club Luncheon – Club Members are invited to the winery on the 3rd Saturday in May between 11-3pm for a light lunch served outdoors where they can taste current release wines, pick up club shipments or Futures. This is a complimentary event paired with special pricing on select wines.
April Passport to Dry Creek Valley – This is our largest event of the year where we participate with other Dry Creek wineries to showcase the wines from our unique appellation. We serve exceptional gourmet food prepared and served by professional caters, live music featuring Italian pop and classical music, a decorated theme setting and great social engagement with wine lovers who come from far and near for this popular sell out event. This is a ticketed event sponsored by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley. We offer our Club Members exclusive rights to buy Passports before they go on sale to the general public. This event sells out quickly.
June Summer Solstice Dinner – By invitation to Club Members and their guests where a exceptional full five course dinner is prepared and served with all our current release wines. Dining is in a lovely setting outdoors adjacent to our rose gardens & vineyards. This is an all inclusive ticketed event with space for 60 Club Members and guests. Early reservation is encouraged. Special wine pricing is offered to all guests that evening.
Group Tours of Vineyards & Winery – Private tour of the vineyard and winery can be arranged by appointment for small groups up to 30 and are conducted by either the vineyard manager or owner. This includes a visit to the vineyard with discussion on the grapes we grow, our unique methods of farming and our history. Vineyard tour is followed by a tour of the winery where guests are introduced to our style of winemaking with a discussion on winemaking equipment , cellar operations and bottling. A private tasting is conducted in the barrel room with light snacks and special pricing is offered on select wines to those on the tour. Tour lasts about 1 hour.