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October 2019

October Wines of the Month-Domaine de la Rochette

Tuesday, October 1

Domaine de la Rochette has been in Vincent Leclair's family for four generations.The domaine is located in Pouille, a small wine village on the slopes of the Cher River in the heart of the Loire Valley. The vineyard is located on the sides of the river and benefits from a semi-continental climate on multiple terroirs and “perruche” (made of clay with flint, silica and gravel). Most of the parcels, especially for the Sauvignon, are in the “premiere Côtes” with a beautiful exposure and rather steep slope, perfect for natural drainage. Indulge yourself with these expressive wines all month long!

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Phenomenal Flavor, Quality And Value From South Africa!

Saturday, October 5, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

South African wines offer good value, and feature styles and tastes that are food friendly, blending elegance and power. The first vines were planted in the 17th century, brought by the Dutch governors of Cape Colony and few thought of South Africa as a force in the world of winemaking until recent years. It’s a region that has overcome many things in its three centuries of winemaking with its Mediterranean climate and dramatic mountainsides but has finally gained international interest in wines as diverse as its people. Celebrate the "Rainbow Nation" with these impressive wines! 

 

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Pop-Up Tasting! 90+ Point Bordeaux wines plus a Stunning Rosé Sparkler With Négociant Jean-Sebastien Calvet!

Friday, October 11, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We are excited to welcome Jean-Sebastien Calvet, sixth-generation négociant
and owner of Aquitaine Wine Company to pour some of his high-scoring Bordeaux wines, along with a terrific crowd-pleasing Cremant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé. Jean-Sebastien joined his family's business in 2015 and has continued the tradition of finding wonderful small production French wines at a fantastic quality to price ratio. Please join us for this special event! 

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Double Winery Tasting! Halter Ranch Vineyard - Paso Robles' Rising Star & Austrian Estate Values with Georg Schweitzer of Weingut Leo Hillinger!

Saturday, October 12, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Join our special guest, winery representative Georg Schweitzer all the way from Austria to try the delicious wines of Leo Hillinger Estate. A portion of the proceeds from the NV Leo Hillinger Secco Rosé goes to support breast cancer research!

 

 

 

Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery situated in the Adelaida District on the westside of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. Founded in 2000, Halter Ranch has a rich history and a commitment to sustainable methods and environmental stewardship. The ranch today spans over 2000 acres, with 15-acres of walnuts, and 10-acres of olives.These small production estate wines are responsibly produced, and classically Paso Robles. The WCA staff is always on the look out for new wines from the region nicknamed the "Wild, Wild, West so we can't wait for you to try them!

With a cultivated area of 174 acres in Austria, the Hillinger winery is one of the major wine producers in the top quality segment in Austria. Since Leo Hillinger took over his father’s small wine business in 1990 at the age of 23, he has been developing operations through intelligent structural reforms and acquisitions of good locations around the areas of Jois and Rust to produce and make a model Austrian winery. His passionate commitment has been rewarded in many respects. Leo Hillinger’s methods are marked by a deep respect for the grape, the particularities of the terroir and its climatic conditions. His wines are convincing through their fullness and gentleness which mirror the characteristic nature of the land from which they originate. Join our special guest, winery representative Georg Schweitzer all the way from Austria to try these terrific wines!

 

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Pop-Up Tasting! Artisanal Canned Cocktails from Cutwater Spirits!

Friday, October 18, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us in welcoming Matt Railey, Mid-Atlantic Brand Ambassador for Cutwater Spirits, and try their truly unique artisanal cocktails...in a can! Cutwater Spirits is a distillery based in San Diego, California. Every aspect of their product is produced in-house, and they are on the leading edge of the ever-evolving canned cocktail movement. We are excited to show you some of their many offerings!

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Wines of the Month-Domaine de la Rochette Plus Two Bonus 90 & 92 Rated Wines with Special Guest Importer Franck Agostini!

Saturday, October 19, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for premier wines of the month, Domaine de la Rochette!

The domaine is located in Pouille, a small wine village on the slopes of the Cher River in the heart of the Loire Valley. The vineyard is located on the sides of the river and benefits from a semi-continental climate on multiple terroirs and “perruche” (made of clay with flint, silica and gravel). Most of the parcels, especially for the Sauvignon, are in the “premiere Côtes” with a beautiful exposure and rather steep slope, perfect for natural drainage. Importer Franck Agostini will guide you through these fabulous wines plus two bonus higly rated wines which we can't wait for you to try!

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