Calling all wine lovers! Next week the Napa Valley Vintners Association will be on tour in the New York area with an array of opportunities for us to taste wines from one of the world's most remarkable winemaking regions.
Nestled between the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountain ranges, the Napa Valley fruitfully possesses the ideal blend of soil, geology and climate to make it one of the best places in the world to grow grapes. Though it tends to be known for it's exquisite Cabernet, Napa Valley also grows many other varietals, thanks to its incredibly varied soils.
Fortunately for New Yorkers, their tour is hitting our neighborhood and we get a chance to get out there and taste some of these wines, in some cases free of charge. Here is a list of every event happening in New York and New Jersey next week:
Monday, January 22nd:
Red, White & Bubbly: In Store Tasting (Free) (211-213 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn) Taste the wines and meet the vintners of Cain Vineyard & Winery, Howell Mountain Vineyards & Rocca Family Vineyard. 6-8pm
Tribeca Wine Merchants: In Store Tasting (Free), 40 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013, 212.393.1400; 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Taste the wines and meet the vintners of Ladera Vineyards & Long Meadow Ranch
Dahesh Museum of Art: Wine Tasting Event, 580 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Taste the wines and meet the vintners of Barlow Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyards, Ehlers Estate, Robert Mondavi Winery, & Zahtila Vineyards. Hors d'oeuvres, elegant tapas and mezze will be offered by Café Opaline's Chef Tim Sullivan. Tickets: $100, $75 for Dahesh Museum of Art Members. Call 212.521.8155 or visit
Zachys & The Sports Club/LA: host a Napa Valley Wine Tasting Event to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels,45 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10111(International Building-Entry off Plaza) 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Join 24 Napa Valley vintners as they pour their wines and share their expertise, complemented by fare from Executive Chef Jake Klein of Pulse Restaurant.?Tickets: $85, contact Joy at Zachys Wine & Liquor, Inc. Joy Lorono or 914-874-8079
Tribeca Grill: Napa Valley Wine Dinner, 375 Greenwich St.corner of Franklin St., New York, NY 10013 212.941.3900; 6:30 pm; $150 (does not include tax or gratuity). Wine Director David Gordon welcomes the vintners of Emilio's Terrace, Gargiulo Vineyards, Miner Family Vineyards, Saintsbury and ZD Wines?To reserve a seat, please call the restaurant 212.941.3900
Sherry-Lehmann: In Store Tasting (Free)!, 679 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021, 212.838.7500. Taste the wines and meet the vintners of Far Niente & Diamond Creek from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Astor Wine & Spirits: In Store Tasting (Free), 399 Lafayette at 4th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212.674.7500. Taste the wines and meet the vintners of Hendry, Howell Mountain Vineyards, J.Davies Vineyards, Schramsberg Vineyards, Vineyard 29,Honig Vineyard & Winery, Swanson Vineyards & Winery, Vineyard 7&8, Viader Vineyards & Winery, from 5 to 8:30pm.
Fundraiser for MDA's Wings Over Wall Street: Meet vintners and taste the wines from more than 50 Napa Valley wineries! Culinary delights provided by Bayard's. Proceeds will fund research to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Bayard's, One Hanover Square New York, NY 10004. 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $200, please call 212.689.9040 to purchase.
Taste of Madison: Meet vintners and taste the wines of 40 Napa Valley wineries! Guests will sample fine cheeses, chocolates, hors d'ouerves, main entrées and desserts. All proceeds from the evening benefit local charities and business development. The Madison Hotel, One Convent Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960 VIP admission 5:00 to 6:30 pm general admission 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $65 general admission, $100 VIP. For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets please visit: Gary's Wine & Marketplace, 973.822.0200.