This slipped my mind until recently, so I apologize for the slightly short notice, but this coming weekend, the association of Anderson Valley Winegrowers is holding its Alsace Varietal Festival, celebrating the wine varieties grown in the Alsace region of France which seem to do particularly well in the Anderson Valley.
The event takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, and includes a large public tasting on Saturday, a winemaker dinner on Saturday Night and a day of open houses and seminars on Sunday.
If you find yourself without plans this weekend and want to partake in what is probably a very mellow, enjoyable wine weekend, I highly recommend it.
Anderson Valley Alsace Varietal Festival
Saturday, and Sunday November 5th & 6th 8:30 AM ” 5 PM
Scharffenberger Cellars, Philo, CA (and others)
The grand tasting is $60, the winemaker dinner is $125, and the seminars and open houses on Sunday are free and open to the public. There is also a free vineyard tour and lecture at 8:30 AM on Saturday.