Take part first-hand in the magical transformation of grapes into wine in Sonoma's beautiful Alexander Valley. This event is done in two parts at our Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Take a look at some
PRIOR PICKING and
some PRIOR BOTTLING pictures.
The dates are:
Session 1: Sun-Mon, September 21-22, 2014
and Sun-Mon, May 17-18, 2015
(Program ends at Noon on Tuesday)
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Session 2: Wed-Thurs, September 24-25, 2014 and Wed-Thurs, May 20-21, 2015
(Program ends at Noon on Friday)
September Schedule: (2 1/2 Days)
* A 2-night stay at our Inns.
* Enjoy a welcome reception and Alfresco dinner the first night at the Inn.
* Enjoy a gourmet breakfast the first morning.
* PICK & PRESS premium grapes from the Hope-Merrill House vineyard or other vineyards.
* Share a delightful picnic by the pool.
* Rejoin your friends for the Vintner's Outdoor Barbecue Dinner. Meet and dine with the guest vintner.
* Second morning, after breakfast, enjoy a private tour & tasting at our guest vintner's winery.
* Program ends at noon of final day.
May Schedule: (2 1/2 Days)
* A 2-night stay at our Inns.
Four nights lodging at The Hope-Merrill House Inn; Sumptuous breakfasts each morning; Two wine/food receptions; Two gourmet picnics; Four Alfresco dinners; Two private winery tours and tastings; And take home two cases of your own wine.
OUR WINEMAKER'S CREDENTIALS:
Graham Parnell has been our Pick & Press winemaker for the past 16 years. He is the Chairman of the West Coast Wine Competition and co-coordinator of the Grand Harvest Awards Competition. He's been the Sonoma County's Winery Associations representative to Europe and has just recently returned from Prowein in Düsseldorph Germany where he was one of the presenters. Up to a few years ago, he was an instructor in the Enology Department at Santa Rosa Junior College. Graham was also the Managing Editor for Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine and also writes a monthly wine column for a business magazine.
COST: Only $1500 per couple, plus tax and gratuity. All meals, lodging, and wine included in one price!
50% deposit required upon initial booking, remainder due 60 days prior to the September event.
CAN'T PARTICIPATE IN THE ENTIRE EVENT?
Then SHARE THE "PICK & PRESS" PACKAGE
*Split the wine, the fun and the expense with another couple.
*Enjoy half of the package and give the other half as Birthday, Anniversary, or Wedding Gift to someone special.
ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE.
THE ONLY EXPERIENCE OF ITS KIND IN THE CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY!
Contact us for more information or to book your reservation, call 1-800-825-4233
If for any reason you are unable to attend the Pick & Press event, we will be happy to refund your deposit, less a $100.00 service fee if you cancel prior to 60 days before your scheduled arrival in September. If you cancel between 30 and 60 days and we are unable to resell your spot, then you will forfeit the entire deposit amount, but we will return the final payment if you have paid the final amount. If you cancel within 30 days prior to your September arrival, and we are unable to resell your spot then the entire cost of the event is non-refundable.